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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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