Al Zubara Fort, Qatar
About Zubara Fort
A historic Qatari military fortress built in 1938 to serve as a Coast Guard station. The structure is now a museum to display diverse exhibits and artworks, most especially for contemporarily topical archaeological findings. Al Zubara Fort is situated in the ancient town of Zubarah- the largest archaeological site in the whole Qatari Peninsula. It was once a thriving pearl fishing and trading port.
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Also known as Al Khor Island, It accommodates the only archaeological site in Qatar attributable to the second millennium BC. The island is best known for being the site of operation of a Kassite-controlled purple dye industry in the second millennium BC.
Watchtowers that were built in the late 19th century. They are located at the southern side of a defensive system established at the end of the 19th century to protect the 'rawdat', a valley where precious rainwater is collected.
Built over a historic fort in Al Samriya, the museum consists of three buildings with 15 halls accommodating a total of over 15,000 artifacts. All of the artifacts in the museum were collected by Sheikh Faisal- a well known Qatari businessman over a span of 50 years. The artifacts are grouped into four main categories: Islamic art, vehicles, coins and currency, and traditional Qatari artifacts.
It offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art and supports creativity, promotes dialogue and inspires new ideas. It has a collection of more than 9,000 artworks that offers a rare comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, representing the major trends spanning from the 1840s to the present.
Cultural center with an amphitheater, museum & convention center, plus shops, eateries & a beach. Great place to if you are into festivals and exhibitions.
National mosque of Qatar. There are three main doors and 17 side entrances to the mosque. As many as 28 large domes cover the central hall while 65 domes cover the outer quadrangle. On the whole the mosque can hold a congregation of 30,000 people.
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The country has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is widely regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development. It has the world's third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves.