Gallery: First look at Qasr Al Hosn
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi is to open Al Hosn to the public on Friday 7th December 2018, a new cultural destination located in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi.
The newly renovated and restored Qasr Al Hosn Fort, Abu Dhabi’s most significant historic landmark, has been transformed into a museum narrating the history of the emirate. Al Hosn is Abu Dhabi’s original urban block, comprising four interrelated components: the historic Qasr Al Hosn Fort, the National Consultative Council building the Cultural Foundation, and the House of Artisans. The official launch will be a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture, with a week of public events and programmes to mark the occasion. Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant heritage site in Abu Dhabi city, encompassing two iconic buildings, the Inner Fort dating back to around 1795 and the Outer Palace, which was built in the 1940s.