Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi

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The oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn, hosts an 11-day cultural festival by the same name. Known as the White Fort, this attraction was originally constructed in 1761 as a watchtower and wasn't painted white until the 20th century, when it was renovated. The fort was expanded in the late 1700s when it became the residence of the ruling Sheikh. Today you can visit the fort and tour the museum to discover the history of the city of Abu Dhabi through a permanent exhibition, or see live performances during the fort's annual festival. Use our Abu Dhabi day trip app to visit Qasr Al Hosn on your trip to Abu Dhabi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Worth visiting here to get a feel for what Abu Dhabi was like before the population exploded. As well as the fort itself, there are many displays explaining how life went on inside. A much more... 
    Worth visiting here to get a feel for what Abu Dhabi was like before the population exploded. As well as the fort itself, there are many displays explaining how life went on inside. A much more...  more »
  • This attraction was recently restored and is much improved. Don’t miss the House of Artisans. We enjoyed freshly made Emirati coffee with Beshayar and Ahmed. We also made our own custom perfume... 
    This attraction was recently restored and is much improved. Don’t miss the House of Artisans. We enjoyed freshly made Emirati coffee with Beshayar and Ahmed. We also made our own custom perfume...  more »
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  • Between the present and the past🕊〽️
  • Not any sighn to the Oil industry in the Museaum

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