Towers at Al Khor

Al Khor's defensive watchtowers stand over the ancient port.

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The towers were used to monitor ships and guard access to the well of Ain Hleetan, the main water source that sustained life in Al Khor. The three towers along the coastline are cylindrical in shape, with thick stone walls and an accessible balcony to guard the port city, an important center for fishing and pearling in the early 20th century.

The Al Khor stone tower with two people standing at the top of a flight of steps leading to the tower

One of the three stone towers at Al Khor in northeast Qatar