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Al Hosn Zayed The First St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed yesterday

This historical fort has recently undergone a decade-long renovation. While I drove past it almost daily during this time, I couldn't imagine why it was taking so long. Having visited it yesterday (Dec. 13, 2018), I can say it was worth the wait! The expansive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christie E
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This was a stop as part of a great Emirates tours excursion very nice relaxing and informative. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shaun R
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Only the small tower - used to be a lighthouse - was visible/available. Building and rebuilding was going one all around, so really access was available. So nothing must to say for this sight for now.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Saberejser
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is where the city began. There was this and nothing else around it. Now it is near some of the busiest intersections in the city. It's a bit stark, but a must see just for what it represents. It's also surrounded by lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dannvr
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Qasr Al Hosn is a very old fort signifying the UAE heritage.It is very interesting to see Abu Dhabi culture.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Pradeep K
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Colin, my husband, and I were really looking forward to seeing the Fort as the website describes it as having been built in 1761, making it the oldest building in Abu Dhabi. The pictures on the website look wonderful. It houses a free to enter...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Arnuba
Reviewed 23 August 2018

One of the best history displays, i have been too. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to know about the history and culture of the UAE and the added bonus of being free.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank ClareO186
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Marvelous structure of olden times, standing still at modern times without bowing its head to the sand storm.One of the prestige of Abu Dhabi and UAE.Located in between Al Khalidiya and Alnasr street.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AnnuNeerlarga
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We were staying near WTC so walk to Qasr Al Hosn which was just a small walking distance and come to know its closed for renovation.We try to visit during next visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Rahul2604
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were invited and enjoyed a wonderful experience and time here, history, smiling people, from all races, cultures, backgrounds, coming together for learning and fun. Children, tots, teenagers and adults like us, smiling and happy. At some point in your time here you should visit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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21 December 2015|
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Response from IamNotARobotHonest | Reviewed this property |
Not open to the public apart from on the festival days. Be aware that the festival and the Qasr you visit there was built in the 1980s. The real one is a royal palace and I wouldnt try and get in there!!!
15 March 2015|
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Response from giannispaldi | Reviewed this property |
This is an annual event. And only for ten Days. Sorry.
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23 December 2014|
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Response from yavuzIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
No breakfast and meals as this is more like a cultural exibition. Special festivals they provide Emirati food and dates but not on a normal visit day .Dubai has a place called Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centrre which has a... More