Al Hosn Site


Nestled in the vibrant heart of Abu Dhabi, Al Hosn stands as the city's historic cornerstone, bearing witness to its transformation from a traditional pearl diving village to a thriving global metropolis. Today, it serves as a rich cultural hub, encompassing attractions such as Qasr Al Hosn, the Cultural Foundation, the House of Artisans, Bait Al Gahwa, and an array of charming restaurants and cafes.

Al Hosn also plays host to a diverse range of engaging traditional community events, making it a true emblem of the city's heritage and modern spirit.

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Saturday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Qasr Al Hosn 

As the living memorial and storyteller of Abu Dhabi's history through its extensive collection of artifacts and archival treasures, Qasr Al Hosn stands as a cherished homage to the city's rich heritage. 

It proudly remains the ancestral home of the Al Nahyan family and is the oldest building on Abu Dhabi Island. Today, Qasr Al Hosn serves as a museum that narrates the rich story of Abu Dhabi and its people. 

To learn more about Qasr Al Hosn, access the brochure linked here.

House of Artisans 

Preserving and showcasing the traditional crafts of the UAE, the House of Artisans brings the past into contemporary culture. This platform fosters interaction and skill-sharing between traditional Emirati artisans and the wider community.

For more information about House of Artisans, access the brochure linked here.

Bait Al Gahwa 

A space where the traditional Emirati coffee-making ceremony comes to life. Bait Al Gahwa offers a cultural experience that immerses visitors in the traditional preparation and presentation of Gahwa, also known as Arabic coffee.

Cultural Foundation 

Founded in 1981 by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, the Cultural Foundation stands as a public institution dedicated to cultivating cultural awareness among all citizens. It serves as a vibrant hub for artists, poets, and intellectuals to engage in dialogue and share their creative pursuits.

For further information about the sites at Al Hosn, access the brochure linked here.

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General Admission

General Admission to House of Artisans and landscape is complimentary, excluding Qasr Al Hosn, special workshops and events. Tickets can be booked and purchased online or on site, directly at Ticketing. Enjoy your visit to Qasr Al Hosn.


School Admission

An all access admission for school groups is complimentary. Find more information and fill in the School Group booking form by clicking the button below and enjoy your trip to Qasr Al Hosn.


Group Admission

Qasr Al Hosn welcomes group tours. Find more information, admission rates and fill in the Group booking form by clicking the button below.