Al Shindagha Watchtower or Burj Shindagha is located in the historical district Al Shindagha on the shores of the Persian Gulf.
In the old days, enemy raids were often carried out from the Gulf to the UAE. The locals were forced to build several towers to help to protect the borders. One of these towers was Shindagha.
The tower is made of clay mixed with brushwood. All this was compressed and a rather dense material was obtained, from which many Arab historical buildings were built. Such buildings were not the most reliable, because they easily cracked when heated, and could rot from the inside, but there were plenty of such building materials.
The Shindagha tower has a square shape, which distinguishes it from most round towers of the same purpose. It was built in 1910 and for many years served as a customs checkpoint. Ships that came to the port passed inspection here and then continued on their way.
You will see the traditional Arab bazaar Not far from the tower. There you will buy everything your heart desires - from spices to furniture. In cozy cafes on the promenade, you can drink fragrant coffee made in clay Turks and eat it with traditional oriental sweets - Turkish delight and baklava.
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