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!