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Qasr Al Hosn: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi, holding the city’s first permanent structure; the watchtower. Built around the 1790’s, the commanding structure overlooked the costal trade routes and protected the growing...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Al Hosn Zayed The First St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This fort has been in Abu Dhabi for centuries , but has only recently been opened for public viewing after a major renovation . I have tried several times over the years to visit here, but until now it was closed. It has been renovated...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the white low level old Fort amongst the city skyscrapers just beyond, together with the surrounding landscaping is a spectacular view.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank neetrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into history, nice place. 30 aed to get in. First part is the actual fort (restored). Great history about area and Abu Dhabi in general. the second part is the new version of fort surrounding the old, it is ok. The third...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place and full of memories from when I was a child I used to go there alot to use the public library then they closed in 2010. It touched my heart when I attended the reopening in 2019

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tramily
Reviewed 30 July 2019

This is an excellent excursion when in Abu Dhabi. Very well preserved former fort and palace, with interesting historical displays that give a fine understanding of the heritage of the area and the formation of UAE in particular. An interesting contrast to all the surrounding...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Timothy D
qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

Reviewed 22 June 2019

QAH is a renovated fort area which is good for a visit during good climate. A good place for nearby residents for a nice evening walk. It is intended and to keep track of history and located at the city center.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sudheerbala
Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

Qasr Al Hosn comprises of 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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank imkittie
Reviewed 19 June 2019

There's lots of history and interest here. By getting the chance to walk around the fort, you get a real feel of how the royal family lived and the course of history which brought Abu Dhabi to the amazing city it is today.

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Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Karen M
qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

Reviewed 19 June 2019

We enjoyed it very much. Beautiful white walls, interesting installation with stories about Abu Dhabi and life in the castle. Very friendly staff members. The pictures we took look unearthly

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Date of experience: February 2019
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qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

Reviewed 18 June 2019

Amazing place, perfect spot to learn about Abu Dhabi history and the great men from this country. Highly recommend:)

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Date of experience: January 2019
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qasralhosn, Qasr Al Hosn Team at Qasr Al Hosn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us and for visiting Qasr Al Hosn. We are glad that you enjoyed our experience. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Qasr Al Hosn Team

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Response from lamaisamazing | Reviewed this property |
The price is AED 30 for ages 12 and above, and AED 15 for ages 6 - 11.
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7 January 2019|
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No you don’t, you can buy it on the spot at the entrance.
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The festival starts on the 3rd feb for 11 days, every day the festival is open from 16:00 -23:00
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