Al Shindagha Watchtower, Dubai

Al Shindagha Watchtower, Dubai

The Al Shindagha Watchtower is in one of Dubai's oldest residential neighborhoods. In addition to being one of the most recognizable sights in the district, this watchtower is one of the oldest buildings in the area that served an essential functional purpose. The tower dates back to 1939 and was restored in 1994.

This tower was one of three that were used to help guard the city. This neighborhood features some of the most well-constructed architecture in the area, having been a neighborhood where Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum resided.

The watchtower features stone construction that is consistent with the stonework of this neighborhood. A plaque in front of the building helps provide further information about the tower and its role in safeguarding the city. One of the things that visitors will enjoy the most about seeing the watchtower is taking advantage of its unique photo opportunities, including taking selfies.

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Sight Name: Al Shindagha Watchtower
Sight Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (See walking tours in Dubai)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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