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The Qasr Al Hosn Exhibition is open daily with a public engagement programmes from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

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Sat – Thu: 9am - 7pm
Fri: 12pm – 10pm

Qasr Al Hosn, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed
Al Maktoum Street. Al Hosn – Abu Dhabi

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Upcoming Events

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Bait Al Gahwa

Bait Al Gahwa is a cultural experience involving the traditional preparation and presentation of gahwa, Arabic coffee.

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Classic Cars Exhibition

In celebration of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Al Hosn site will exhibit classic cars from the 1950s and 1960s. This exhibition will tell the story of the history of the emirate through automobiles and how the urban fabric of the city developed in the mid-20th century.

Entry: Free

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‘Lest We Forget’ at Qasr Al Hosn

A collaboration with Lest We Forget and Qasr Al Hosn, this exhibition will feature burqas and garmets that place women at the center of the narrative in the Palace, showcasing the lives of Emirati women through fashion.

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Majlis Activation

In this programme, visitors can view an authentic set of experiences that will introduce Majlis and its etiquette, storytelling and poetry.

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Marine Traditions

In this programme, visitors can watch a set of demonstrations and workshops that convey the everyday lives and tasks of Emirati fishermen and pearl divers at sea.

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The Ayyala performance, which includes rhythmic movements, chanting and music, symbolises the ethos and gallantry of Bedouin life and reinforces the values of dignity and honour.

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