Qasr Al Hosn
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
AL HOSN Located in downtown Abu Dhabi, Al Hosn is the original urban block of the city, a witness to the evolution of the city from a traditional pearling settlement to a modern global metropolis. Al Hosn comprises major elements: Qasr Al Hosn, Cultural Foundation, National Consultative Council, House of Artisans, Bait Al Gahwa Initiative, Water Feature and F&B. Incorporating the oldest structure in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn is the narrator of Abu Dhabi’s past, telling stories of diplomacy, history & Emirati traditions, as well as those of the men and women who lived in the ruler’s palace. The National Consultative Council building stands as a symbol of the federalization & unity of the UAE, while House of Artisans serves to promote and preserve the tangible and intangible heritage of the UAE. Cultural Foundation represents one of the early achievements of the young nation-state – its first cultural centre, which would go on to become the home of cultural and social life in Abu Dhabi
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barrowboy60
99 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I’m not sure this is on everyone’s list of places to visit in Abu Dhabi, but it should be!
The fort itself has been well restored and you can walk around freely. There is an excellent exhibition, which for me was the highlight of my visit - well presented and soo much information, there is a timeline showing you how over the years AbuDhabi has developed.
Close by is The House of Artisans again well work visiting with the various crafts on display, as well as the women showing you how they produce the tradition items.
Written 30 November 2023
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GAYLE L
8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We wanted to learn the history from Abu Dhabi and walk better place.

The history of this building is phenomenal and they’ve done a really good job. I totally recommend it. We purchased tickets through GetYourGuide and that included qasr Al
watan and the Louvre.

Great value for money,
Written 10 November 2023
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David Teo
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Located in the city centre and surrounded by tall sky scrapers, it’s an oasis of calm and history.

We learned much of its journey from a pearling-based economy to the current vibrant emirate, thanks to the great foresight of the sheiks and is a great lesson for many governments.
Written 9 November 2023
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S K
12 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This place is a must when visiting abu dhabi, I am still shock why it isn't one of the top places on the trip advisor place of things to do in adu dhabi. But if you love hertiage and cultural then definitely visit. It was my second time but my husband's first time and he loved it too. Definitely ask about the traditional coffee experience as it is unique and a must. As everywhere in abu dhabi the staff were hospitable like no other and welcome us by saying welcome home, abu dhabi is your city too, it is your home too. How beautiful and humbling is that. Definitely visit!
Written 25 October 2023
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Rachy roo
Mookgophong, South Africa63 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Incredibly interesting to visit the heart of Abu Dhabi and learn if the history of this Emirate. Guide was very knowledgable. Surreal to stand in this historical fort surrounded by the modern city that has sprung up around it, in such a short time.
Written 23 October 2023
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Elyse C
9 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Really interesting place, great history of Abu Dhabi. It didn't seem like it was typically filled with tourists, which is a shame but also good as you have space to walk around and enjoy it. The old building in amongst all the new was quite something and the Artisan House was also worth the stop, especially the coffee ceremony. Be aware though that only part of the visit is in air conditioning. There is a good bit outside so it will be hot. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to Abu Dhabi!
Written 18 October 2023
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ANR
15 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Delightful surprise. Had not expected to see such a diverse exhibition. The enthusiasm of our guide was contagious. The children's library is also a very special place.
Written 14 July 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,829 contributions
Apr 2023
Initially in 1761 just a watch tower near a crucial fresh water well, later expanded into a fort, a palace and seat of government until 1966. The historic stone structure stands out in a cityscape full with modern highrise buildings. As with all military architecture the design is functional: square form with thick walls linking four towers. Since it served as a residence of the ruling family, the interior is much more exquisite and attractive.

Entrance fee 30 dirham (7.50€)
Written 8 May 2023
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Sea Dweller
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,679 contributions
Feb 2023
The 250-year-old fort, Qasr Al Hosn, also known as the White Fort or Old Fort, is a historic building known to be the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi and a symbol of the UAE's ruling family. It was designed by Mohammed Al Bastaki and built in 1761. The Qasr al-Hosn is currently a museum displaying artifacts and pictures representing the history of the country. You should definitely visit it if you want to know about the history of the country you are in!
Written 1 March 2023
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Rob K
Dewsbury, UK47 contributions
Feb 2023
This is definitely worth a visit! The palace is amazing, absolutely beautiful and the exhibits and information inside were interesting, a good way to learn some of the history of Abu Dhabi. At night, there was a sound and light show on the front of the palace which was worth waiting for. (In February, it was at 7.30 but presumably, the time changes at different times of year.)
Written 15 February 2023
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Qasr Al Hosn admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 697.73, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,667.22 per person.

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