Thursday, February 24, 2011

Al Muraba'a Fort


According to the information posted in the entrance of the Muraba'a Fort, also known as the Police Fort which sits right in the heart of the city, this fort was built in the 1940's under the order of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (UAE's former president), then the ruler's representative in the Eastern province. This historic structure used to be the police headquarters and jail for long time. Dried mud bricks, clay and gypsum were the materials used for the its construction.

This photo was taken last August 26, 2010, during the 3rd week of the holy month of Ramadan.

Word of the day: shurta is the Arabic word for policeman . Salaam!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Misalyn; impressive building. And good photography. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're keeping well. Blessings and (((hugs))) Jo

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  2. Hi Misalyn

    I love the old forts ... they make such good photo opportunities.

    Your photos are great and a good historical collection of Al Ain for future expats and others who are interested.

    Stay well.


    Robin

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  3. I'm intrigued by the photo of this fort! It's somehow so foreign to me! Interesting
    You sure get some fun entertainment at your shopping mall!

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  4. So much architecture to enjoy in the Middle East. Is this open for public?

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  5. Jo, open ba sya to the public? :-) Your post made me think of going there...

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  6. @All,
    thank you for visiting and for your comments.

    @Photo Cache and Gremliness(Bevs),
    Yes, it is open for the public. I am planning to revisit the Muraba'a Fort anytime this week to take pictures of the interior.

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