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Best Old Towns promoting a look into Qatar’s brightful Past

Ghost Town Qatar

Doha may be one of the clamoring, quickly changing, and the most celebrated city in Qatar at this moment. However along all the nation coasts are old settlements that were once flourishing and depended on the other abundant harvests around the ocean. Today, they might be filled in as updates and a brief look at this movement of what life was like in a former time. Same, as like quite a while ago. Look at some of the five “old” towns which are in Qatar and that will give you a complete look. Which says about the nation’s entrancing history

1. Freiha

Freiha Qatar
Facing SSW. Collapsed pillars and arches in mosque

As it is indicated by the Qatar Museum’s examination, the unassuming community of the Freiha dates as far as back to the mid eighteenth century. It has been originating before Al Zubarah which lies in between 5km of south. Which is situated in a shallow inlet, and are outstanding highlights of the deserted town. Which incorporate upto 45-meter square posts, with high cautious dividers and corner towers. And the other remaining parts of a conventional Qatari mosque. Fishbones and stone fish traps were likewise unearthed in the settlement and are demonstrating about that, it was just a fishing town long ago. The town may have decided and thought that it had been relinquished in the mid-nineteenth century.

2. Ruwayda


Unearthings have uncovered a ‘treasure trove’ at Ruwayda. Presently, it is one of the biggest archeological locales overall in northern Qatar. These ‘treasures’ incorporate porcelain from China, Japan, and Myanmar and other countries, pottery from Julfar, Bahrain, stone glue fritware from Iran, and even earthenware production from Europe. Plainly a sign that Ruwayda had exchanged contacts from distant urban areas. Among all the structures which are uncovered during the unearthings of incorporate and a palatial living arrangement, enormous post, walled burial place, and a mosque. The old town which extends more than 2.5km along the sea shore and is supposed to be relinquished before the finish of the eighteenth century.

3. Al Jumail

Jumail Qatar

The newly-deserted town which was likewise at once it was a flourishing pearl jumping and fishing town along with Qatar’s coast in the middle of Al Arish and Al Ruwais. Its name was derived from the Arabic word ‘Jameel’, which means excellent. It was possessed from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. Atlast all of this that was left presently and the remaining parts of houses, shards of earthenware, dabs and different leftovers from an earlier time. Its mosque was particularly the minaret and was  despite everything standing tall and pleased today.

4. Al Zubarah


It was Qatar’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, this was walled waterfront town of Al Zubarah. It was at one time a flourishing pearling and port city, with exchanging joints over the Indian Ocean, Arabia, and Western Asia. This was once a significant town and  is supposed to be for the most part devastated around 1811 and is deserted around the mid twentieth century. Its remnants were covered by layers of sand from the desert, safeguarding the town until it was uncovering, as indicated by UNESCO.

The sustained town and all around arranged town used to have royal residences, mosques, lanes, patio houses, anglers’ cottages, harbor, twofold protective dividers, channel, two screening dividers, and burial grounds. Beside the close and fortification of Qal’at Murair. This further post was built in 1938.

Today, it was the most broad and best-protected instance of an eighteenth nineteenth century settlement in the area. Guests can visit Al Zubarah Fort to become familiar with the very much arranged town of Al Zubarah and its environmental factors.

5. Murwab


Dissimilar to the four referenced above, Murwab isn’t situated along the coast. The palatial home is the most surprising to see as it is presently known as the most established found Islamic royal residence in Qatar. It’s establishment goes back to the early Abbasid period in the ninth century. The structure, with dividers protected up to 1m, and it was reestablished in 1985, as per Qatar Museums. Other remarkable finds at the medieval settlement incorporate 220 lodging units, workshops, two mosques, and burial chambers.

Written by Saleh wasim

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