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Address: Umm Salal Mohammed | Near Doha, Doha, Qatar

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Still Under Renovation

Few months ago, I went for Barzan Tower, hardly struggled to get the location and find the place. A big shock to find that it was closed for renovation. Now it is more than 6... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
Abu_Firas_11
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Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Few months ago, I went for Barzan Tower, hardly struggled to get the location and find the place. A big shock to find that it was closed for renovation. Now it is more than 6 months and still the same reason.

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Thank Abu_Firas_11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fun place to spend time and tk some snaps, dissapointed coz its closed. Hope to have a look inside oneday soon. Hade great fun...

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2 Thank Vasiff M
Bangkok
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I'm being generous when I give an average rating, because the day I went at 11 AM on a Friday it was closed. It might have been a Ramadan thing, but for something that's sold as a tourist attraction, it should have been open. Anyway, it looks cool from the outside and you can still take photos of the grounds,... More 

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Thank KhunBilly
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This fort has been claimed as heritage locations, however closed for re-construction/rehabilitation purposes.

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Thank Gul K
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I decided to visit here with my camera to take some photos of the setting sun with the towers in the foreground. Although it was only 5pm on a Saturday the gates were locked, the compound was inaccessible and there were no attendants. It looked for all intents and purposes that the place had been abandoned. The grounds inside the... More 

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3 Thank Colin992
Qatar
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Very small destination - need barely an hour to see this place. It is a very cozy destination from the past of Qatar. Well maintained!

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Thank Khansa A
Ulaanbaatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

a pain to get to as no near exit from the N1 highway and it takes an odd amount of tacking through the neighborhood roads. but definitely a curious pair of odd angled towers. the doors are bolted but not padlocked to easy to go in and look around at off hours.

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Thank TrickAdvisor
Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

its a good place for photography .First is the tower ancestors had also lookout and the role of the lighthouse district who lived in the royal family who made the foundation of Qatar (Arusani house). It is hard to find in a small tower, but we were able to see comfortably because it does not have tourists.even its look historic

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1 Thank jocy2015
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

This really a piece of art that reflects part of Qatar modern history. Built around 1910 by Qatari ruling family it was used to protect the area against other tribes. Or simply to watch ships coming to the country. Any way its so simple traditional house or castle and a mosque. Recently ots bieng renovated and maintained to receive guests... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Small fort that you can climb in and on top of the buildings, great for pictures and neat architecture.

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