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Al Barastaj

Bahrain was widely known in the past, similar to any rural

areas, for its popular ‘Palm Tree Houses (Alarish), primarily

made out of palm tree products as such the trunk and fronds.

This structure is large and has a rectangular base, built from

palm leaves and gabled roof, which gives it a distinctive form.

The structure is called ‘Albarastaj’ and it has one entrance

and sometimes comes with some windows. The building of

Albarastaj requires skilled professionals.

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