€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
117things to do
in Emirates
27things to do
in Abu Dhabi

Go to the Qasr Al-Hosn Festivalin Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

#24of 27 things to doin Abu Dhabi

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
The Festival of History and Culture of the Emirates annually draws thousands of spectators.
How to go to the Qasr Al-Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi
The Qasr al-Hosn festival is a large-scale cultural event that is held annually in the center of Abu Dhabi.

The festival represents a rich cultural program that expose two topics - the historical and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi and the role of the emirate in the modern world.

During it, many exhibitions, master classes, performances are held, dedicated to the Arab customs. You will be able to get acquainted in practice with traditional crafts with a rich history, ride a camel, try Al Ayala dance and learn about the past of the emirate.

Qasr Al Hosn Festival, Abu Dhabi

How to do?

1. The festival is held next to the Qasr Al Hosn fort, at the address: Al Hosn Zayed The First Street. It is located in the central part of the city, near the Corniche promenade and the parks - Family Park and Urban Park.

2. Tickets for the festival are sold at the entrance to the territory on the day of the event. You have to pay extra for certain activities - seminars and master classes - at the information center (if you are going to participate in them).

Qasr Al Hosn Festival, Abu Dhabi

Qasr Al Hosn Festival, Abu Dhabi

3. In any of the ten days, while the festival is going on, you will watch the performances of folklore bands, listen to lectures about the past and present of Abu Dhabi, go to the exhibitions, try the local cuisine and buy traditional souvenirs.

Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi

Where to do?

#1Qasr Al Hosn fort in Abu DhabiQasr Al Hosn fort

The oldest building in Abu Dhabi, which is called its birthplace. It is next to the modern skyscrapers, recalling the past of the emirate.

Location: Al Hosn, Sheikh Zayed the First Street
Open hours: From Saturday to Thursday - from 7:30 to 14:30 and from 17:00 to 21:00
Phone: +971 2 666 4442

When to do?

The festival is held annually in late February.

How much?

The ticket costs 10 dirhams for adults and children from five years. The admission is free for children under the age of five. You need to pay extra for individual master classes or workshops - 5 more dirhams on average.

Reviews

Guest19 January 2022

More things to do in Abu Dhabi

#5Visit the Date Festival in Abu DhabiVisit the Date Festivaloddviser

Appreciate the taste of two hundred varieties of dates at the picturesque and really grand event the Date Festival in Liwa oasis.

FREELiwa oasis
#19Drive over Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu DhabiDrive over Sheikh Zayed Bridgeoddviser

This bridge is an architectural masterpiece, for which designers were awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

FREESheikh Zayed Bridge
#13Take a boat ride alongh the mangroves in Abu DhabiTake a boat ride alongh the mangrovesoddviser

Take a boat trip along the "green island" of Abu Dhabi. It's hard to believe, but it's situated next to the center.

200Eastern Mangrove Lagoon
#26Go up the Falling tower in Abu DhabiGo up the Falling towerMickey Collins

A skyscraper Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is called the Falling Tower. Its slope is 4.5 times more than a slope of Pisan Tower.

45The Capital Gate
#17Take a bike ride along the Corniche promenade in Abu DhabiTake a bike ride along the Corniche promenadeoddviser

Rent a bicycle and ride along one of the longest seafront promenades in the Middle East.

30The Corniche
#20Watch camel beauty contest in Abu DhabiWatch camel beauty contestAnna Grishina

Once a year, the most beautiful camels from the countries of the Persian Gulf and South Africa gather here.

#12Get gold from an ATM in Abu DhabiGet gold from an ATMNika

This ATM gives real 24-carat gold bars and gift coins with an exclusive design.

133Emirates Palace Hotel
#8Go to Formula One Grand Prix in Abu DhabiGo to Formula One Grand Prixoddviser

The roar of motors, 55 thousand onlookers and an incredible track – you have to see it with your own eyes!

2516Yas Island
#15Try dragon boating in Abu DhabiTry dragon boatingoddviser

Try your hand at paddling in a team of 20 people on a boat, stylized as a dragon.

FREECapital Dragons Organization
#2Dive with dugongs in Abu DhabiDive with dugongsEugene Krasowski

A great number of sea cows graze on the underwater meadow of the Persian Gulf. The locals call them sirens and sea brides. They are safe here.

FREEDugong sanctuary
#7Try pearl diving in Abu DhabiTry pearl divingoddviser

The attraction is located in the Yas Waterworld and has no analogues in the world. You will try yourself as a pearl diver.

149Yas Waterworld Waterpark
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Abu Dhabi with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!