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Qasr Al Hosn

Al Hosn Zayed The First St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 800 724
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oldest building” (10 reviews)
“fort palace” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Al Hosn Zayed The First St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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+971 800 724
Ways to Experience Qasr Al Hosn
US$ 64 per adult
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US$ 565 per adult
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US$ 37 per adult
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"oldest building"
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"free exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"fort palace"
in 2 reviews
"watch tower"
in 2 reviews
"ruling family"
in 2 reviews
"interesting museum"
in 2 reviews
"open to the public"
in 5 reviews
"modern times"
in 2 reviews
"exhibition centre"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"heritage"
in 20 reviews
"history"
in 85 reviews
"restoration"
in 8 reviews
"emirates"
in 19 reviews
"uae"
in 36 reviews
"video"
in 11 reviews
"settlement"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marvelous structure of olden times, standing still at modern times without bowing its head to the sand storm.One of the prestige of Abu Dhabi and UAE.Located in between Al Khalidiya and Alnasr street.

Thank Annu Neerlarga
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying near WTC so walk to Qasr Al Hosn which was just a small walking distance and come to know its closed for renovation.We try to visit during next visit.

1  Thank Rahul2604
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were invited and enjoyed a wonderful experience and time here, history, smiling people, from all races, cultures, backgrounds, coming together for learning and fun. Children, tots, teenagers and adults like us, smiling and happy. At some point in your time here you should visit...More

1  Thank ME A
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The web site said the exhibition was open, the hotel said it was open, the taxi driver said it was open, the site office reception said was open. After walking around the whole site and finally speaking to a site labourer I was told it...More

1  Thank JonG31352
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I had really hoped to see the oldest building in the city but it still is under renovation. However, the free exhibition/museum beside it is not to be missed. It goes through the history of the country, particularly the royal family and how Abu Dhabi...More

1  Thank natnoodle11
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Just drove there to check out the place and parking area for coming family visit around second week of April. It was close and surrounded by construction. I could see only the tower tip. There was no information about when the construction will be finished....More

1  Thank louiszeena
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This place is close to Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown. Very close to the main street and shopping malls.

Thank Billy N
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Interesting museum that features the story of Abu Dhabi and its people, particularly that of the pearl divers. Qasr al Hosn means white fort, and the watch tower is still in evidence. Our group of 22 had a short visit on March 09, 2018. The...More

1  Thank CJW913
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

After seeing Al Hosn on the Visit Abu Dhabi web site I decided to visit today. Unfortunately, as you get close it becomes abundantly clear that the whole of the fort is under renovation and is a building site, everything is behind hordings with the...More

3  Thank BlueOrioleX
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Though it's under renovation and closed for tlme being but exhibition is still displayed and it's very informative. Videos 3D and historical pictures combined with detailed explanation of the culture and historic transition of Abu Dhabi must seen site.

Thank Mysterious711
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CharmingSporean
21 December 2015|
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Response from IamNotARobotHonest | Reviewed this property |
Not open to the public apart from on the festival days. Be aware that the festival and the Qasr you visit there was built in the 1980s. The real one is a royal palace and I wouldnt try and get in there!!!
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janet_cheng8
14 March 2015|
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Response from giannispaldi | Reviewed this property |
This is an annual event. And only for ten Days. Sorry.
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Scott M
23 December 2014|
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Response from yavuzIstanbul | Reviewed this property |
No breakfast and meals as this is more like a cultural exibition. Special festivals they provide Emirati food and dates but not on a normal visit day .Dubai has a place called Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centrre which has a... More
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