Thursday, July 28, 2011

Umm Salal Mohammed Fort

I had previously been to the Barzan Towers in Umm Salal Mohammed and I thought maybe that was the fort.  But actually, there is another fort on the other side of the town which is the actual fort.  Now it is in a bit of ruin and also some worker houses seem to be built into it!

Umm Salal Mohammed Fort

Umm Salal Mohammed fort is a 19th century fortress rising four storeys high with thick fortified walls and typical Arabian crenellations, built during the reign of the late Sheikh Mohammed bin Jasim. The fort contains varied examples of decorative architectural elements.

palm tree wasteland

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