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  Arad Fort
by kenyneo

Arad fort was built nearly between the end of the fifteenth century and the early sixteenth century. In 1521, the Portuguese occupied Bahrain by using their fleet which was stationed in Oman (Hormuz). During their rule, they used the fort as one of the military garrisons to confront local opposition and the Ottoman interference which aimed to restore Bahrain to the Ottoman Empire through their Wali in Ihsa'.

Arad Fort has a military significance given its strategic location which provided it with deep sea nearby, which is nowadays known as Arad Bay, in addition to its location opposite the southern and eastern side of the Bahrain island, which enabled it to safeguard and protect the coasts of this front against any foreign aggression.

Well its my first trip to Bahrain and it was very windy when we were there....

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  • Written Apr 7, 2004
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