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“Al-Dosaria”castle: Unique Strategic Location in Saudi Arabia

Al-Dosaria Castle is one of the most prominent historical and archaeological monuments in the Jazan region in the south of Saudi Arabia. It is considered one of the most prominent tourist museums in the city, and it has a unique strategic location in the region.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) published a report referring to the strategic location of the castle, as it directly overlooks the Red Sea, and it was built in the form of a square with an area of ​​about 900 square meters, with two floors and four cylindrical towers. According to “SPA”, the castle is based on huge bases that have been recently restored.

The towers and their walls are interspersed with many openings used for military purposes, in addition to the southern and western barricades that were added to be the first lines of defense for their construction, which is about 250 meters above sea level.

The castle was used as a military fortress in several historical periods, while in a later period it turned into a headquarters for education, study, and the dissemination of knowledge among the students of the region.

In 1932, King Abdulaziz Al Saud restored it to serve as the headquarters of the Saudi army. The rebuilding of the castle ended in early 1953, and the first Saudi military garrison settled in the castle.

The Jazan Municipality is currently working on the implementation of the project to develop the area surrounding the castle, in addition to linking it with the internal market of the city of Jizan, which will contribute to the provision of tourism products on the tourist path of the city.

Dozens of historical castles and forts are spread over the Kingdom’s lands, the most famous of which is the “Al-Masmak” castle in the capital, Riyadh, “Tarout” in the Eastern Province, and “Al-Qashla” and “Al-Saqqaf” palace in Makkah Al-Mukarramah.

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