Al Koot Fort

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In Doha's Al Bida district stands the fort, watching over what used to be the outskirts of Qatar. This old restored building now houses an ethnographical museum, and the building itself is a study in old architecture. Each corner has a circular tower, and a square wind tower funnels air into the interior to keep the place comfortably cool. Inside, the walls are covered in paintings by local artists and displays of craft-making techiniques, such as basket weaving and gypsum carving. Be sure to pay close attention to these as carvings are an intricate delight.


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  • Location: Jasra, Doha
  • Tel: 4442 4143
  • Travel: Al Asmakh Street

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