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The Architectural Development of al Jahili Fort

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The fort complex at al-Jahilīcontains within one site manyof the different individualelements of traditional mudbrick architecture
The fort complex at al-Jahilī contains within one site many of the different individual elements of traditional mud brick architecture preserved singly in other parts of al-‘Ain, including a round watchtower, a square fort with defensive towers at its corners, two large walled enclosures and a mosque outside the walls. 

Today, its prominent location at the center of the city and the landmark status of the site is such that al-Jahilī has come to symbolize the traditional architecture and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi

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