Arad Fort is a historical site in the Kingdom of Bahrain. is one of the cultural and historical landmarks in the Kingdom. The fort is on Arad Island, a small island in the northeast of the capital, Manama.
It is a 15th-century fort in Arad built in a typical Arabic style, close to Bahrain International Airport. The fort has been extensively renovated and offers a wonderful view when illuminated at night.
Not much is about the history of the castle and there is no firm evidence of the exact construction date.
However, comprehensive excavations are in process in order to discover its past.
Arad Fort is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the “Dar Kulaib Cities,” a cultural site that includes five historical sites in Bahrain. The Dar Kulaib sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005.
It is a great example of the traditional architecture of the region and how use local materials to build homes and forts. The fort displays many unique architectural elements, such as towers, inner courtyards and narrow lanes, reflecting the rich history and cultural heritage of Bahrain.
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