Coffee shops were relatively new. That was in the early forties.#A Coffee shop used to serve its customers tea, “gadw” “pottery marghile” and soft-drinks, the most famous of which was “namlet”.
Later on, coffee shops had gramophones to enable clients to listen to some Gulf songs, especially Bahraini and Kuwaiti singers such as Mohammed Faris, Mohammed Zuwaiyed, Abdulla Fadala and Dhahi Bin Waleed.
At the beginning, the price of the tea cup was one “paianas” for those who bought their sugar from the market, whereas those who got it from the British government (Supported price through cards), they used to sell the tea cup for “Jarkhi” and Bombay “Ana”.
Archeological sites are historic symbols which reflect the continuous progress of mankind.
In this respect, the fortress stand out as one of the archeological sites of the United Arab Emirates, that throughout the years, mirrored the realities of life at various times.
The fortress had always been used as a stronghold for the Emirate’s political leadership as well as its first line of defense...