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Qatar Tourism - Umm Salal Mohammed Fort
Situated at 20 km north of Doha on the North Highway, Umm Salal Mohammed fort creates a vibrant impression in the visitors' mind. The fort comes into sight after going through the Umm Salal Mohammed town.
One can view the fort Umm Salal Mohammed after going about 1.5 miles. Many castles and forts in Qatar are there that attract the tourists. These include Marroub Fort, Al-Ghuwair Castle, Umm Salal Mohammed Fort, Al-Thughb Fort, Barzan Tower, Al-Zubarah fort, Al-Jassasiya and Al-Wajbah Fort.
Umm Salal Mohammed fort is a19th-century fortress. It is a four-storied structure with thick walls of sand-color. There is an impressive facade raised with traditional Arabian crenelations. Entering there lately will enable the viewers to watch the decorative architectural structures minutely. This is one of the main attractions of Qatar. This is a residential fort where both military and civil functions take place. There is a small mosque in front of the Umm Salal Mohammed fort.
Visit to Umm Salal Mohammed fort is really worth and truly exciting. It remains mostly closed. There are two towers that rise beyond the four stories in height. The styles and the tradition have been greatly married in Umm Salal Mohammed fort. Waiting patiently will let the visitors view the inside.
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Qatar Tourism: Palm Tree Island - Khor Al Udaid - Madinat Al Shamal - Al Ruwais - Al Zubara - Dukhan - Marroub Fort
Al Ghuwair Castle - Al Zubarah - Al Rakiyat Fort - Barzan Tower - Umm Salal Mohammed Fort - Al Wajbah Fort
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