Qasr Al Hosn

Bask in the glory of Qasr Al Hosn, one of the oldest and important structures of Abu Dhabi. Revisit the past when you book your Qasr Al Hosn tickets with a gateway that takes you back to 1790, the year the structure was built. The building is built in two parts, the Inner Fort and the Outer Palace. Embark on a journey of finding fascinating facts about the government, the royal families and tradition at this building turned into a museum now. Being one of the most significant buildings, the museum has been under intensive conservation and restoration for several years. So, get your tickets to the Qasr Al Hosn and discover artefacts dated back to 6000 BC.

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Last Updated: 13th Aug 2021

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Qasr Al Hosn Highlights

  • Qasr Al Hosn has a Children’s Library, Indoor and open-air exhibition spaces, and a theatre and open-air amphitheatre of 900 feet.

  • There is also an area for or Food and beverages, a gallery for visual arts, and workshops and learning facilities.

  • Fans of culture and craft, and those looking for unique mementoes, will love the site's House of Artisans, an incredible centre that promotes the preservation of the UAE's intangible heritage. 

  • Origin of Abu Dhabi dating back to 6000 BC

  • National Monument 

  • House of Artisans

  • Al Ayyala: performance to commemorate the valour

  • Significant and permanent structure: The Tower

  • Before being a national monument, it was the national consultative council

What To Expect

Qasr Al Hosn is an important centre for people to learn about the culture of the UAE. A key attraction of this place is a week-long festival that is hosted every year. It features exhibitions, tours, competitions, and demonstrations and workshops. Visitors can participate in activities for exploring Emirati culture that includes traditional rope-making, Talli embroidery, khoos weaving and more. Rare artefacts, documents, Innovative installations, and ordinary objects at the Qasr al Hosn enlighten visitors on the past of Abu Dhabi.

visitors can enjoy an impressive collection of oral testimonies and historical photographs

Qasr Al Hosn: Al Musallah Prayer Hall.

Qasr Al Hosn Festival, the first-ever cultural experience that reflects and reimagines Abu Dhabi’s heritage

opened open-air amphitheater that covers 900 feet. This festival feature has live dance and music shows and much more.

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Insider Tips

  • The 400 square metre site will become a cultural park-scape, landscaped with indigenous plants and trees including palms and ghaf trees.

  • Walking from the open landscape of the park along the narrow passages between the “rocks”, the noise and bustling life of the city slowly fades away and visitors enter the cave-like entrance halls, where you can rest and talk before prayers

  •  Qasr Al Hosn at the centre, the development plans of the wider surrounding culture will engages and educates citizens, residents, and tourists and provides visitors with an authentic experience of Emirati culture, heritage, pride and identity,

  • Explore the significant structure of Abu Dhabi, which has been the ancestral home for the royal family Al Nahyan at the Qasr Al Hosn.

  • Relive the glorious history of Abu Dhabi when you visit the Qasr Al Hosn originally built-in 1790. The monument has artefacts from the beginning of the region including both the National Consultative Council building and Cultural Foundation. 

  • Take a glimpse of Abu Dhabi city's first permanent structure is the watchtower. The tower is of great historical importance that was built to overlook the coastal trading and conserved the inhabitant's settlement on the coastal island. 

  • The museum takes you on a journey of Abu Dhabi and the way cultural, and economic development took place. 

  • Starting from the 18th century, where Abu Dhabi's sole economic trading including fishing and pearl business to today's modern-day economic structure, you get to witness the entire artefacts till day.

  • Look through the medieval artefacts that go back to 6000 BC.

  • Visit the House of Artisans that promotes, preserves and celebrates the United Arab Emirate's heritage. 

  • Enjoy a fun-filled performance of the Artisans at the house that strives to showcase the traditional and cultural past of the region. This is to give a tribute to the past culture of the Emirati crafts, to the modern contemporary art and craft of the place. 

  • Learn more about Abu Dhabi's development through the ebook. 

  • Create your own trucial state passport the way you like it and showcase your creation at the Qasr Al Hosn. 

  • Participate in the workshops, events and more educational programs to gain knowledge. 

Know Before You Go

  • In lieu of Covid 19, all visitors are requested to cooperate with the management of the park.

  • The visitor's temperature will be checked and then one will be allowed to enter the premises.

  • You are requested to keep your face masks on when on the premises. 

  • Maintain social distancing and keep yourself and others around you safe as well. 

  • Carry a sanitiser and sanitize yourself to be protected.

Daily activities and events Qasr Al Hosn

  • The Guards opening ceremony

  • The Guards March
  • The Guards Closing Ceremony
  • AlRazfa or the Dance of Unity
  • Marine Traditions Demonstrations
  • Al-Taghrooda or Poetry in Song
  • AlRazfa or the Dance of Unity
  • The National Emblem of The UAE: Falcon show
  • Al Ayala Performance – This program promotes and nurtures the intangible legacy of the UAE. Poetry, performance, Music, words and customary handicrafts highlight the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO


  • FRIDAY :  2PM – 10PM


  • Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St(2nd St) - Al HisnW3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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