Found in the neighbourhood of Al Bidda, Al Koot Fort which is one of the famed landmarks that one might encounter when visiting Doha is an interesting place to call at. Built in 1927 by Sheikh Abdulla bin Qassim Al Thani who ruled Qatar during the initial period of the 20th century, the fort will transport you back in time to the days of the Ottoman period. A Doha service residence such as those offered at Somerset West Bay Doha would serve as a good choice of accommodation when deciding to stay in the area. These serviced apartments Doha possesses will put you in the mood to head out and explore the surrounding treasures that Doha proudly projects.
From the days of its inception the fort functioned as a police station while in 1906 it is believed that it was used as a jail. Tales are also told of how the fort was constructed to act as barrier that would deter notorious thieves from entering the premises of the Souq Waqif which was one of the more influential marketplaces in Doha. As of now the area has been transformed into a museum that serves as a popular tourist destination and welcome getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Traditional handicrafts, wooden ornaments, historic photographs and paintings of craft workers can be found within this intriguing centre.
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