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Ar Rakiyat

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Ar Rakiyat is a village in Qatar, located in the municipality of Ash Shamal. From the 19th to 20th centuries, the village obtained its water supply from the freshwater well in Ar Rakiyat Fort. The fort also provided refuge for its population in times of conflict.

In J. G. Lorimer's Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Ar Rakiyat is described as a settlement 5 miles northwest of Zubarah and which is characterized by its ruined fort. Nearby abandoned settlements include Al Khuwayr, Al `Arish, Freiha and Ain Mohammed.

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