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Qasr Al Hosn

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Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi, holding the city’s first permanent structure; the watchtower. Built around the 1790’s, the commanding structure overlooked the costal trade routes and protected the growing...more
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Al Hosn Zayed The First St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed yesterday

It was so interesting to learn about the evolution of Abu Dhabi Island from a small coastal community to a world city.What the people have partly preserved from 250 yrs ago is incredible and so well set up.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful attempt at bringing the culture and history of the nomadic tribes together in a journey through the shifting sands of time for tourists. The exhibits are even interesting for children as well with their interactive displays. The upper floor is a bit empty...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I lived in Abu Dhabi for 13 years, and on my last visit to my parents who still live in Abu Dhabi, they recommended visiting Qasr al Hosn. I have vague memories of when it used to be open many years ago, but it has...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AbuDubby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A small museum but we'll worth a visit . It gives a real insight to the people, the Country, History and Culture . With live demonstrations.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank diana c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got Shaima Khaled as our tour guide and she was awesome! fluent in both English and Arabic and just overall a fun tour guide to have that took us through the adventure of Qasr al Hosn. Will definitely bring friends who are visiting again...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank almagicc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group visited Qasr Al Hosn yesterday. A well inform young lady called Azhar guided us through the story of the fort and the history of Abu Dabhi in an engaging and interesting way. Our 2 hour visit flew. Really glad we went and would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This covers a large area that at the present time is undergoing renovation outside. We were not permitted to video but this may not be the normal rule. Been seen but won’t be back.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OldseadogOxford_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally impressed by the quality of the museum and the information and staff assistance provided. Have lived in Abu Dhabi for ten years but still learnt so much more about its history and gained an increased appreciation of the ruling family today. Learning to make...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Dale J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum detailing the history of Abu Dhabi and the history of the fort both as a defensive mechanism and as a royal residence. I was intrigues with the architecture and the way the fort was designed to allow the most amount of ventilation before...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sherry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a couple of hours, it is put together very well, you will learn and understand more at the end of it. Dhs30 per person

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 7, 2019|
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Response from lamaisamazing | Reviewed this property |
No you don’t, you can buy it on the spot at the entrance.
December 21, 2015|
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Response from Mick W | Reviewed this property |
The festival starts on the 3rd feb for 11 days, every day the festival is open from 16:00 -23:00
March 14, 2015|
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Response from giannispaldi | Reviewed this property |
This is an annual event. And only for ten Days. Sorry.