Qatar Travel Guide
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Qatar Tourism - Barzan Tower
Barzan tower is not to be missed to watch at by anybody entering in Qatar. In Arabic, 'Barzan' means high place. There are a few strong and beautiful looking towers in Qatar. Barzan tower of Qatar is a multi-storey building. It is adorned with aluminium curtain walls and deep blue reflective glass.
Barzan tower has 13,600 square meters of space for renting offices. Below the 21-storey glass-covered tower, there are first nine floors, which are traditionally designed. The staircases and other parts of the tower are strongly built. The main challenge behind creating this fascinating Barzan Tower was to merge the Qatari traditional design and modern architectural concept.
Built in 1910 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Jassim Al-Thani and situated at the southern side of the defensive system Barzan Tower is used as a base to keep an eye on pearl divers. This tower has a good position to watch approaching ships and to scrutinize the phases of the moon.
The thick walls of the tower were built by pieces of coral rock and limestone. The two layers are cemented with mud mortar. Gypsum based plaster was used subsequently after that. The roof has 4 layers. The building technique involves use poles of 'danchals' wood in combination with a rope. The natural view and facilities in and around Barzan Tower are attractive.
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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
Al Jassasiya - Ishat Island - Shrao Island - Haloul Island - Al Saflia Island - Alia Island