Situated in the suburbia of Doha in the village of Umm Salal Mohammed, recently re-established towers were built between 1910 and 1916. Barzan means ‘the big place’ and the towers may have been served with observers to protect the neighborhood water sources and as an observatory to decide the dates of the lunar schedule.
The construction was widely re-established in 2003 and the towers measure 16 meters in height. While their exact role has never been completely decided, it is thought that towers were built close to the seas both to watch out for moving toward ships and to screen local pearl divers. Since reopening to the public, the towers are equipped with air conditioning.
Visiting timing: we would suggest tourists to visit Barzan Towers between 2pm and 7pm
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