Ubar was ringed with strong stone walls and iron gates. Eight octagonal-shaped towers provided splendid views of the surrounding terrain. Ubar's central market was built around a deep well. All of the buildings in Ubar were large enough to accommodate giants, prompting the logical conclusion that it was originally constructed by desert giants.
Because of the Amir's poor health, and lack of leadership to direct routine maintenance, many of the buildings in Ubar were in need of repair.
Perhaps in an attempt to win back a location that was originally theirs, desert giants raided Ubar frequently.
Ubar was populated by an astonishing 200,000 jann, though many of them only visited periodically while wandering the desert. Any janni within the city was not required to answer the call of a sha'ir.
- ↑ Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.