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Sharjah Fort

Sharjah Fort

Sharjah Fort is a historical fort located in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. It was built in 1823 AD, as it was the residence of the ruling Al Qasimi family and the seat of the Sharjah government headquarters. The fort is a square-shaped building with two floors in addition to an inner courtyard and three defensive towers. It has been restored several times throughout its long history, and today it is a museum that narrates the history of Sharjah and provides a glimpse into its ancient past.

Site Information

Country: UAE

District: Emirate of Sharjah

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 19th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Sharjah: the Gate to Trucial States

Date of Submission: 2014

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