Fast-Track Admission Ticket to Qasr Al Hosn

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Serving as a link between the past and the present, Qasr Al Hosn is a significant monument housing centuries of history and tradition. A celebration of vernacular architecture, the building bears witness to Abu Dhabi’s rich and varied history, having been home to a ruling family, and a seat to the government, the consultative council, and the national archives. Displaying artefacts and archival materials dating back to 6000 BC, this now-turned museum captures the metamorphosis of Abu Dhabi from an 18th-century fishing settlement to a global and modern metropolis. The fort is divided into two main attractions, the Inner Fort and the Outer Palace. The inner fort is dedicated to the history of the Baniyas tribe, more popularly known as the al Nahyan family, narrating the tale of how they became the leaders and planners of the city.

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Operated by: Qasr Al Hosn

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Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi. It includes the city’s first permanent structure, a coral and sea stone watchtower, built to protect the settlement of Abu Dhabi established on the island in the 1760s. Qasr Al Hosn comprises two major iconic buildings: the Inner Fort (originally constructed in 1795) and the Outer Palace (1939-45). Over the centuries, it has been home to the ruling family, the seat of government, a consultative council and a national archive; it now stands as the nation’s living memorial and the narrator of Abu Dhabi’s history.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Visit the House of Artisans: The live exhibition of the emirati artisans and then Bait Al Gahwa: The Emirati Experience of preparing coffee.

Stop At: Cultural Foundation

Visit The Red Palace, Common Ground and Step into a Story exhibitions at Cultural Foundation and immerse yourself in art. Entrance is free and no prior booking is needed. The exhibitions can also be viewed virtually CHILDREN’S LIBRARY ONLINE Discover fun books to read at our online e-Library where you can also explore a world of multimedia, and our video library of bite-sized sessions featuring our favourite programmes such as Storytime, Baby & Me and Tinker Tots & Maker Mums. Click to explore.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Qasr Al Hosn

F&B experience, we have 8 vendors on site varying from the finest coffees to the best established kiosks restaurants.

Duration: 1 hour
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