Historic Sites of Qatar

Windows on Qatar’s fascinating past

Barzan Towers
Barzan Towers

Located in the suburbs of Doha in the village of Umm Salal Mohammed, the recently restored towers were built between 1910 and 1916. Barzan means ‘the high place’ and the towers may have served as ...

Al Wajba Fort
Al Wajba Fort

Situated 15 km. west of Doha, Al Wajba fort was built in the late 18th or early 19th century. Its historical importance derives from being the site of a famous battle at which the Qatari forces ...

Al Koot Fort
Al Koot Fort

(also known as Doha Fort). Built in 1927 as a police station to protect the nearby Souq Waqif and also used as a jail, the square-shaped white fort has towers – three circular and one rectangular ...

Al Jassasiya rock carvings
Al Jassasiya rock carvings

On the north east coast comprise a total of 874 carvings, known as ‘petroglyphs’, the earliest thought to date from Neolithic times.Discovered in 1957, they consist of ...