Al Zubara Fort

Al Zubara Fort
Ash Shamal
8am - 1pm | 4pm - 7pm

It's quite far, actually, it's over 100km from Doha, but it's definately one of Qatar's famous ones. It's quite new. It was built in 1938 as a symbol by Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani and was built intentionally next to an older fort. It was originally a cost guard station and was used up to the 1980's. You'll notice that this fort has something odd about it, one of the towers is rectangular rather than round like the rest; it's actually the opposite of how old towers used to be. Be sure to visit Al Zubara, but go in a 4WD since the path isn't ideal for a standard car.