Al-Zubarah is a damaged and isolated settlement positioned on the north western shoreline of Qatar cape in the Madinat ash Shamal town which is situated about 105 km away from the Capital of Doha known as Qatari. Al Zubarah was one time a blossoming pearl fishing port to be found in the middle of Straits of Hormuz and the western boundary of the Persian Gulf. It comes among the best protected and largest instances of a merchant town in Gulf which belongs to the 18th and 19th centuries. The complete arrangement and built-up foundation of a settlement going back to this decisive epoch in the district has been conserved like no other comparable location in the Gulf.
Al Zubarah offers an imperative insight into busy and urban life, social and economic history and the Gulf before oil industry and pre 20th Century. This massive archeological site covers an area of 400 hectares and renowned as the largest in Qatar. The site encompasses an equipped town enclosed with an inner and outer fortification, a sea passage way, a harbor, the Zubarah Fort, two broadcasting walls and the castle of Murair. In 2009 Al Zubarah was added as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since then this place was always visited by many tourists and was subjected to many researched and developments as protective measures. There are ongoing plans to construct a visitor’s center to make it convenient for tourists until then the facilities provided would be less.
Al Zubarah was a town which had courtyard houses for most of its domestic architecture and it is considered the traditional Arab architecture that is spread all through the Middle East. These houses are made of a soft stone and covered with a gypsum coating. The doorways had a decoration of geometrical stucco shapes. For travelers visiting Al Zubarah can stay overnight in serviced apartments Doha offers to its visitors. Somerset West Bay Doha is a great place with amazing luxuries and an ideal place for Doha accommodation. If travelers are visiting Doha you should not miss this exquisite place of attraction. You would love it as soon as you step in.
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