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    Marah Fortress will be closed from 18 January until 17 February 2016

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    A long long time ago on the shore of the Arabian Gulf, there was a beautiful pearl diving village Qaryat Al Jewana.

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    The divers who lived there had discovered a giant pearl lying on the sea bed that was so large, it took all the villagers to bring it into town.

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    It's size rivaled the tallest buildings in town. It was the mother of all pearls, and it brought prosperity to the village.

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    One day, a fierce shamal blew in from the sea. It battered the village for three days and nights. On the fourth day, the villagers realised that the Mother Pearl has vanished.