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Burj Nahar

Next to busy Omar bin al Khattab Road on the eastern outskirts of Deira is the little-visited Burj Nahar, set in a pretty little garden studded with palm trees. Built in 1870 to guard the city’s landward approaches, it’s one of only two of Dubai’s original watchtowers to survive (the other is Shindagha Tower). The virtually impenetrable round structure is completely devoid of doors and windows in its lower half, with only the narrowest of slits above.

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