Two forts built more than 100 years ago still stand, while seven others from that time were reconstructed in the 1980s and also can be found in Liwa Oasis. These forts reflect the commitment of tribal groups to maintain order and protect their territories. These structures are generally characterised by round watchtowers and high walls at least three metres tall, with gun holes at regular intervals, suggesting a need for vigilance and strong defences.
This image was taken in Sep 2011 and has a minimalistic feel to it with shades of some parts from the wall the viewer is unable to see.
Liwa Fort – heritage location
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE