Friday, March 11, 2011

Barzan Tower

We went searching for Umm Salal Mohammed Fort, but ended up at Barzan Tower. It was cool though and fun to climb to the top of each tower.

Barzan Tower is an Arabic version of a castle constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Meaning ‘high place’, Barzan Tower is a uniquely Gulf construction: a triple-decker T-shaped building originally used to watch the sea and pearl divers, as well as look out for incoming ships and observe the phases of the moon.

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