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On the shores of Northwest Qatar the historic fort of Al Zubarah overlooks the ruins of a once bustling pearling and trading town. Founded in the 18th century, Al Zubarah was one of several independent settlements that operated outside of the...more
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All reviews hour drive gift shop great place to learn recommend this place be aware old days car park doha city long drive fort history desert site ruins qatar exhibits exhibition
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Al Zubarah Fort is approximately 1 hour drive from Doha city. Although the drive is on a highway, the place does not offer much to the visitors. You can complete looking at the entire fort within half an hour, which makes no reason for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RiznyIsmail
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Not that old at 1938 but an impressive structure where nothing else can be seen nearby. These days it's a museum that exhibits many archeological artefacts in the area. It also houses facts, figures and maps defining the Qatar history. But in terms of history,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I love the pictures you can get from there. The drive to the fort contains a nice scenic route and seems like old days. You can also clearly see Bahrain from the fort. Best time is to go before the sun sets and see it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SMoh786
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A small fort located in the northern desert of Qatar. It is really small that you can see it in less than an hour and there is nothing else to do around in the same location. Could be good to included it as a part...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravElkouteini
Reviewed July 30, 2018

It is so cool you should take a friend. Even though it is hot. I like it so much. Please like this post and subscribe to city builder on YouTube. That’s me.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank The city B
Reviewed July 7, 2018

It is interesting to cross the desert to reach this little fort. It is neat and attractive, but there isn't too much to do once you get there. There is some interpretation, which reveals interesting detail about the history and archaeology of this the oldest...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank simonominch
Reviewed June 18, 2018

They have like a mini museum which you can read some facts about Qatar before... about Zubara Fort. Attractive designs of the buildings.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank iamchardo
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

They call it a UNESCO World Heritage but i really do not understand why it is selected for this subject. I recommend you to visit this Fort JUST if you are passing by. We spent a crazy money on a private car to go there...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We booked through Viator, the trip was amazing! Started with Kayaking (Aquasports Qatar team) ar AL Thakira mangroves & then to Al Zubarrah historical city - try lunch at "Pearl of Beirut" at Al-khor.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dafneeng
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Nice fort with historic resemblance, few exhibits to see however very educational to read about findings from excavations and desert dwelling creatures of qatar. Nice little giftshop on site. Camel rides available outside the fort. Washrooms also available near the car park.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Roshen S
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January 29, 2016|
Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
A normal car will do it - the fort is on the main road and there is a car park adjacent.