Riffa Fort courtyard

Qal’at ar-Rifa’ (Riffa Fort)

Qal’at ar-Rifa’ is a 17th-century fort located on a reef amid the ancient Riffa settlement and modern-day West Riffa. Currently, it is also known as Sh. Salman Bin Ahmed Al Fateh Fort. Riffa Fort History Built originally under the Persian Safavid empire’s rule, Riffa Fort was converted by Sh. Salman Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa was […]

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ahrain Fort

Qal’at al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort)

Qal’at al-Bahrain (also known as the Bahrain Fort) is one of Bahrain’s oldest military fortifications. This archaeological site is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005. Bahrain Fort History The Bahrain Fort is of great historical significance due to its use as the capital of the Dilmun civilization, a Portuguese garrison, a trading port, a

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Arad Fort (Qal'at 'Arad)

Arad Fort (Qal’at ‘Arad)

Arad Fort is a fort in Bahrain, a representative structure for Islamic fort architecture. Arad Fort History Constructed around the late 15th century, Qal’at ‘Arad is of great historical and archaeological importance. It served as a military garrison of Portugal-occupied Bahrain during the 1520s to defend against local and Ottoman intervention. Around 1800, when the

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