Ar Rakiyat Fort

Arkiyat Fort

Ar Rakiyat Fort is named after “Rakiya”, which means a well. This site is located about 116 kilometers from Doha, towards the northwest of Qatar. The site includes the ruins of a vanished village and a fort that once protected it. The fort, characteristic of desert forts, is rectangular in shape, measuring 28 meters in length and 22 meters in width, with four corner towers. The fort has a primary entrance on the southern side and several rooms adjoining the other three walls. During restoration works, an Islamic coin from the Abbasid era, dated between 749-846, was discovered at the site. It is one of the best-preserved sites in Qatar and was renovated in the 1980s.