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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Palace has been beautifully restored with an exhibition that informs the visitor of the history of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family and their thoughtful kindness through the generations. We enjoyed learning how the close knit family entertained inclusively and worked to improve the lives of...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some interesting exibitions inside but the main attraction is without doubts the attractive old fort which has been nicely restorated.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good chance to get to know a little more about the culture and the history of the arab people. I wish there would have been a guided tour to ask all the additional questions that came up in my head. The arabic coffee ritual...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank mmurell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expected a brief visit but turned out to be over 2 hours in the end. Immaculately restored, lots of info on history and royal life. The adjacent house of artisans showcases local craft and also has a coffee ceremony for visitors.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stefmal68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in the central heart of the city this museum is easily assessible. With very little of historical interest in Abu Dhabi this beautifully restored building (with coffee shop and artisan market attached and included in your entry ticket) is well worth a visit. It...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 12 October 2019

This fort has been in Abu Dhabi for centuries , but has only recently been opened for public viewing after a major renovation . I have tried several times over the years to visit here, but until now it was closed. It has been renovated...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

Seeing the white low level old Fort amongst the city skyscrapers just beyond, together with the surrounding landscaping is a spectacular view.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank neetrips
qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

Reviewed 25 September 2019

If you are into history, nice place. 30 aed to get in. First part is the actual fort (restored). Great history about area and Abu Dhabi in general. the second part is the new version of fort surrounding the old, it is ok. The third...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place and full of memories from when I was a child I used to go there alot to use the public library then they closed in 2010. It touched my heart when I attended the reopening in 2019

Date of experience: February 2019
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qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

Reviewed 30 July 2019

This is an excellent excursion when in Abu Dhabi. Very well preserved former fort and palace, with interesting historical displays that give a fine understanding of the heritage of the area and the formation of UAE in particular. An interesting contrast to all the surrounding...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Timothy D
qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

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Response from lamaisamazing | Reviewed this property |
The price is AED 30 for ages 12 and above, and AED 15 for ages 6 - 11.
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No you don’t, you can buy it on the spot at the entrance.
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The festival starts on the 3rd feb for 11 days, every day the festival is open from 16:00 -23:00
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