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Barzan Towers

Barzan Towers (Umm Salal Mohammed, 15 km. north of Doha) — built in 1910 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Jassim Al-Thani, these towers are located at the southern side of the defensive system established in the late 19th/early 20th century to protect the “raudah,” the valley where precious rainwater collects from adjacent higher ground. They link […]

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About Qatar

The small Persian Gulf state now known as Qatar was known as a maritime trading post for centuries, with commerce taking place between nearby Arabian territories and South Asian countries like India. Qatar’s profile was first raised in the modern global economy when then-European colonizer Great Britain discovered petroleum and other hydrocarbons within that country […]