Originally built as watchtowers, Barzan Tower is the western tower of two that were erected around the Umm Salal Mohammed area. This Tower was built during the late 19th century and it “T” shape is considered a unique architectural style in the Gulf region. It is a rectangle construction with three levels and an external staircase. It has now been completely restored. The East Tower (Alborj Alshargi) is also now completely restored and has three levels – basement, middle and upper.