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Qasr Al Hosn fortin Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The oldest building in Abu Dhabi, which is called its birthplace. It is next to the modern skyscrapers, recalling the past of the emirate.
Qasr Al Hosn fort, Abu Dhabi
At the beginning the Qasr al-Hosn fort was a round watchtower made to protect a well with fresh water, that was the only one at that time in Abu Dhabi. It was built in the late 18th century, and it was turned into a fort later. Sheikh lived here for a while.

Al Hosn fort, Abu Dhabi

In the XX century, the fort was completed with the first income from oil production and it became a fort-palace. For a long time this place was the family palace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Now the fort-palace serves as a museum, in which there are exhibitions of artifacts, paintings, documents, which tell about the past of the UAE. In addition, the Qasr al-Hosn festival is held annually near it.

Al Hosn fort, Abu Dhabi
Photo: © Sigree Ibn Mamak

Al Hosn fort, Abu Dhabi

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#4See Yowla dance in Abu DhabiSee Yowla danceoddviser

Yowla is traditionally performed by men in snow-white dresses - kanduras. The dance symbolizes the unity and togetherness of the emirates.

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#24Go to the Qasr Al-Hosn Festival in Abu DhabiGo to the Qasr Al-Hosn FestivalSuper Сrabe

The Festival of History and Culture of the Emirates annually draws thousands of spectators.

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Qasr Al Hosn fort on the map

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

Contacts

Phone: +971 2 666 4442

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