Qasr Al Hosn
Qasr Al Hosn
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
AL HOSN Located in downtown Abu Dhabi, Al Hosn is the original urban block of the city, a witness to the evolution of the city from a traditional pearling settlement to a modern global metropolis. Al Hosn comprises major elements: Qasr Al Hosn, Cultural Foundation, National Consultative Council, House of Artisans, Bait Al Gahwa Initiative, Water Feature and F&B. Incorporating the oldest structure in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn is the narrator of Abu Dhabi’s past, telling stories of diplomacy, history & Emirati traditions, as well as those of the men and women who lived in the ruler’s palace. The National Consultative Council building stands as a symbol of the federalization & unity of the UAE, while House of Artisans serves to promote and preserve the tangible and intangible heritage of the UAE. Cultural Foundation represents one of the early achievements of the young nation-state – its first cultural centre, which would go on to become the home of cultural and social life in Abu Dhabi
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  • Rachy roo
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heart of Abu Dhabi
    Incredibly interesting to visit the heart of Abu Dhabi and learn if the history of this Emirate. Guide was very knowledgable. Surreal to stand in this historical fort surrounded by the modern city that has sprung up around it, in such a short time.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 23, 2023
  • S K
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful culturally and historically - must visit
    This place is a must when visiting abu dhabi, I am still shock why it isn't one of the top places on the trip advisor place of things to do in adu dhabi. But if you love hertiage and cultural then definitely visit. It was my second time but my husband's first time and he loved it too. Definitely ask about the traditional coffee experience as it is unique and a must. As everywhere in abu dhabi the staff were hospitable like no other and welcome us by saying welcome home, abu dhabi is your city too, it is your home too. How beautiful and humbling is that. Definitely visit!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • GAYLE L
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    We wanted to learn the history from Abu Dhabi and walk better place. The history of this building is phenomenal and they’ve done a really good job. I totally recommend it. We purchased tickets through GetYourGuide and that included qasr Al watan and the Louvre. Great value for money,
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 9, 2023
  • barrowboy60
    106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit if you are interested in Abu Dhabi’s history & culture
    I’m not sure this is on everyone’s list of places to visit in Abu Dhabi, but it should be! The fort itself has been well restored and you can walk around freely. There is an excellent exhibition, which for me was the highlight of my visit - well presented and soo much information, there is a timeline showing you how over the years AbuDhabi has developed. Close by is The House of Artisans again well work visiting with the various crafts on display, as well as the women showing you how they produce the tradition items.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 30, 2023
  • r2thebizel
    Pattaya, Thailand518 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Qasr Al Hosn: Superb
    Beautifully presented, kept and restored to perhaps get a feel for ‘the real UAE / Abu Dhabi’. Staff are amazing and the whole thing is incredibly well executed and leaves you with a real sense of fulfilment from the very 1st settlers to present day. Coffee ceremony in the artisan building also worth it and very affordable!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 12, 2023
  • Ihar Beliauski
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Qasr Al Hosn
    Al Hosn Park serves as a captivating testament to Abu Dhabi's transformation. Nestled within its lush surroundings, it provides a unique vantage point to witness the city's evolution, juxtaposing the past and present. The park's serene atmosphere invites contemplation, making it an ideal spot for those interested in observing Abu Dhabi's journey from its roots to its vibrant contemporary identity. A stroll through Al Hosn Park becomes a journey through time, offering a meaningful connection to the city's rich history and dynamic growth.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 20, 2023
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ3,749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The palace shows the contrasts between the old city and the new being the oldest structure in Abu Dhabi. The palace has been restored and you can now wonder through the halls and courtyards to see how people lived at that time.

Surprisingly the palace is similar to the idea of how the wealthy must of lived at that time. It does look like what most Americans would think life would be like here today instead of the modern ideals that the country now embraces an in a way has surpassed us.

Just to see the modern city in the background is worth the trip.
Written February 11, 2024
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Ihar Beliauski
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Al Hosn Park serves as a captivating testament to Abu Dhabi's transformation. Nestled within its lush surroundings, it provides a unique vantage point to witness the city's evolution, juxtaposing the past and present. The park's serene atmosphere invites contemplation, making it an ideal spot for those interested in observing Abu Dhabi's journey from its roots to its vibrant contemporary identity. A stroll through Al Hosn Park becomes a journey through time, offering a meaningful connection to the city's rich history and dynamic growth.
Written December 21, 2023
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Matthew M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing experience. 100% worth a visit. Great to learn the history of Abu Dhabi and see the museum pieces.
Written December 18, 2023
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r2thebizel
Pattaya, Thailand518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautifully presented, kept and restored to perhaps get a feel for ‘the real UAE / Abu Dhabi’. Staff are amazing and the whole thing is incredibly well executed and leaves you with a real sense of fulfilment from the very 1st settlers to present day. Coffee ceremony in the artisan building also worth it and very affordable!
Written December 13, 2023
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barrowboy60
106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I’m not sure this is on everyone’s list of places to visit in Abu Dhabi, but it should be!
The fort itself has been well restored and you can walk around freely. There is an excellent exhibition, which for me was the highlight of my visit - well presented and soo much information, there is a timeline showing you how over the years AbuDhabi has developed.
Close by is The House of Artisans again well work visiting with the various crafts on display, as well as the women showing you how they produce the tradition items.
Written November 30, 2023
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GAYLE L
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We wanted to learn the history from Abu Dhabi and walk better place.

The history of this building is phenomenal and they’ve done a really good job. I totally recommend it. We purchased tickets through GetYourGuide and that included qasr Al
watan and the Louvre.

Great value for money,
Written November 10, 2023
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David Teo
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Located in the city centre and surrounded by tall sky scrapers, it’s an oasis of calm and history.

We learned much of its journey from a pearling-based economy to the current vibrant emirate, thanks to the great foresight of the sheiks and is a great lesson for many governments.
Written November 9, 2023
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S K
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This place is a must when visiting abu dhabi, I am still shock why it isn't one of the top places on the trip advisor place of things to do in adu dhabi. But if you love hertiage and cultural then definitely visit. It was my second time but my husband's first time and he loved it too. Definitely ask about the traditional coffee experience as it is unique and a must. As everywhere in abu dhabi the staff were hospitable like no other and welcome us by saying welcome home, abu dhabi is your city too, it is your home too. How beautiful and humbling is that. Definitely visit!
Written October 25, 2023
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Rachy roo
Mookgophong, South Africa63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Incredibly interesting to visit the heart of Abu Dhabi and learn if the history of this Emirate. Guide was very knowledgable. Surreal to stand in this historical fort surrounded by the modern city that has sprung up around it, in such a short time.
Written October 23, 2023
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Elyse C
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Really interesting place, great history of Abu Dhabi. It didn't seem like it was typically filled with tourists, which is a shame but also good as you have space to walk around and enjoy it. The old building in amongst all the new was quite something and the Artisan House was also worth the stop, especially the coffee ceremony. Be aware though that only part of the visit is in air conditioning. There is a good bit outside so it will be hot. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to Abu Dhabi!
Written October 18, 2023
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