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Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn, hosts an 11-day cultural festival by the same name. Known as the White Fort, this attraction was originally constructed in 1761 as a watchtower and wasn't painted white until the 20th century, when it was renovated. The fort was expanded in the late 1700s when it became the residence of the ruling Sheikh. Today you can visit the fort and tour the museum to discover the history of the city of Abu Dhabi through a permanent exhibition, or see live performances during the fort's annual festival. For Qasr Al Hosn and beyond, use our Abu Dhabi family vacation planner to get the most from your Abu Dhabi vacation.
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Al Hosn Palace is the oldest historic place in the United Arab Emirates, is a cornerstone of modern civilization of the people of the UAE, where he was a safe haven for the nucleus of this people of t... read more »
مكان رائع يظهر التاريخ و التراث الخاص بدولة الامارات العربية المتحدة عامة و امارة ابوظبي علي وجه الخصوص لا يمكن عدم زيارته خاصة في وقت مهرجان قصر الحصن لما فيه من العراقة و التميز.Great place history shows and special heritage U.A.E. State General and Abu Dhabi in particular could not visit him, especially at a time the fortress Palace Festival of tradition and excellence.show original
The actual for is currently not accessible, can catch a quick partial glimpse of the exteriors though. The exhibition center is open and free. Not really big, but does talk about the monument and Abu ... read more »
It's amazing to find such an old, flat building in the middle of tall modern skyscrapers. Gives a feeling of how far the UAE has come.
Great place for exploring culture and heritage pf UAE
Kingsmen Chess Club
Nice Place to be during the Qasr al-Hosn Festival
Great place for discover UAE history
Great tourist destination to discover the heritage of Abu Dhabi. With a modern visitors centre.
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