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A historical landmark, experience Qasr Al Hosn and learn about the story of Abu Dhabi, from traditional pearling settlement to modern global metropolis.

Admission to House of Artisans, Cultural Foundation, and landscape is complimentary, excluding Qasr Al Hosn, special workshops and events. Tickets can be booked and purchased online or onsite, directly at Ticketing.

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Location

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

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Timing

Sat – Thu
9am - 1pm and 4pm - 10pm

Fri
4pm – 10pm

DAILY EVENTS

Discover what’s on for the season and plan your next eventful cultural experience at Qasr Al Hosn.

Al Hosn Police Force
Guards Opening Ceremony

Daily Activation

Al Hosn Police Force was established at Qasr Al Hosn in 1957, and has been guarding and protecting the Fort and its surrounding areas for decades.

Saturday & Thursday

Friday

Al Hosn Police Force
Guards March

Daily Activation

Al Hosn Police Force was established at Qasr Al Hosn in 1957, and has been guarding and protecting the Fort and its surrounding areas for decades.

Daily

 

Al Hosn Police Force
Guards Closing Ceremony

Daily Activation

Al Hosn Police Force was established at Qasr Al Hosn in 1957, and has been guarding and protecting the Fort and its surrounding areas for decades.

Saturday & Thursday

Friday

Traditional Performing Arts
Al Ayyala : A Performance of Valour

Traditional Performance

The Qasr Al Hosn programme aims to promote and nurture the rich intangible heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Music, poetry, performance, spoken word and traditional handicrafts are featured across the programme, highlighting some of the elements inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Sunday

Friday

Traditional Performing Arts
AlTaghrooda: Poetry in Song

Traditional Performance

The Qasr Al Hosn programme aims to promote and nurture the rich intangible heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Music, poetry, performance, spoken word and traditional handicrafts are featured across the programme, highlighting some of the elements inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Wednesday & Thursday

Friday & Saturday

Traditional Performing Arts
Rebabah: Voices from the Desert

Traditional Performance

The Qasr Al Hosn programme aims to promote and nurture the rich intangible heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Music, poetry, performance, spoken word and traditional handicrafts are featured across the programme, highlighting some of the elements inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Wednesday & Thursday

Friday & Saturday

Traditional Performing Arts
AlNahmeh: Chants of the Sea

Traditional Performance

The Qasr Al Hosn programme aims to promote and nurture the rich intangible heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Music, poetry, performance, spoken word and traditional handicrafts are featured across the programme, highlighting some of the elements inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Tuesday

Friday

Artisans Demonstrations and Workshops
Khoos: The Traditional Craft of Palm Frond Weaving

Demonstrations

The traditional handicrafts and arts of the emirate of Abu Dhabi have been handed down from one generation to another. Making such items for the household was usually the job of women. In the Artisans Demonstrations and Workshops programme, traditional handicrafts that Emirati women have practiced for years, such as Al-Sadu, Khoos and Talli, will be explored.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Artisans Demonstrations and Workshops
AlSadu: The Versatile Handicraft

Demonstrations

The traditional handicrafts and arts of the emirate of Abu Dhabi have been handed down from one generation to another. Making such items for the household was usually the job of women. In the Artisans Demonstrations and Workshops programme, traditional handicrafts that Emirati women have practiced for years, such as Al-Sadu, Khoos and Talli, will be explored.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Artisans Demonstrations and Workshops
Talli: Colourful Woven Strings

Demonstrations

The traditional handicrafts and arts of the emirate of Abu Dhabi have been handed down from one generation to another. Making such items for the household was usually the job of women. In the Artisans Demonstrations and Workshops programme, traditional handicrafts that Emirati women have practiced for years, such as Al-Sadu, Khoos and Talli, will be explored.

Tuesday

Wednesday

Marine Traditions
Demonstrations and Workshops

Demonstrations

The fishing and pearling industry has been a vital part of the UAE’s economy for many centuries. This is because the Bedouin people settled along the coasts as the climate become more arid and as the pearl industry grew.

Tuesday

Friday

Majlis Programme
Place of Community Gathering and Hospitality

Activation

Inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Majlis was traditionally a tented meeting place where hospitality was offered and family and business discussions took place.

Friday & Saturday

 

Majlis Programme
Place of Community Gathering and Hospitality

Activation

Inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Majlis was traditionally a tented meeting place where hospitality was offered and family and business discussions took place.

Friday & Saturday

 

Al Hosn Police Force
Changing of the Guards Ceremony

Daily Activation

Al Hosn Police Force was established at Qasr Al Hosn in 1957, and has been guarding and protecting the Fort and its surrounding areas for decades.

Saturday & Thursday

Friday

Traditional Performing Arts
AlRazfa: Dance of Unity

Traditional Performance

A performance comprising dance and poetry, usually performed at social and national occasions and weddings. It is viewed as a form of celebration and expression of gratitude. In 2015, Al-Razfa was inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Monday

Saturday

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GETTING HERE

Qasr Al Hosn is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, between Zayed the First Street, Khaled Bin Waleed Street, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (5th Street) ad Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed St (2nd Street).

Key Landmarks

Nearby the site include the Etisalat Headquarters and the World Trade Centre.

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