Barzan Towers

Barzan Towers

Barzan Towers برج برزان ام صلال / قطر Barzan Towers, Umm Salal Municipality, Qatar/تجربة طائرة mavic pro من شركة dji//Stretching into the stunning Arabian sky, the Barzan towers emerge above the neighbouring landscape and provide the wonderful place to gaze out to sea. Formerly built as watchtowers, Barzan Tower is erected in the Umm Salal Mohammed municipality and this Tower was built in “T” shape.The tower is a rectangle building with three levels as well as an external staircase which is considered an exceptional architectural style in the Gulf region. There are huge, modern houses stand on one side of the towers while on the other, makeshift shacks exist. There is a castle or sometimes referred to as a fortified house of the Qatari Emir is located beside the towers. A unique Oasis full of greenery, palm trees, a brook and animals can also be found behind the towers. Alborj Alshargi (The East Tower) is also now entirely restored and has three levels –upper, middle and basement. The Barzan Towers, "High Place" in Arabic, is quite appropriate for a tower measuring 16 meters (52.49 ft) in height. This is built in early 20th century by the Qatari Emir to keep a vigilant eye on pearl divers, as an observatory to inspect the moon's phases and as a look-out for the ships approaching the coast. The 'Hejry' calendar which is used in Islamic countries is based on the moon's phases, with each month starting when the crescent appears after the new moon. Ramadan is the most important of these months, marking the time when the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. So Keeping track of the moon was essential. At present the Barzan Towers are restored, especially with some internal features such as modern air-conditioners.//www.onlineqatar.com

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