Qasr Al Hosn has been reopened for the public on 7th December 2018, it is located near Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al- Maktoum road (old-airport road), not only they have renovated the place but the whole place has been re-structured.
Last week I visited Qasr al Hosn and instantly I fell in love with the place. The renewal of the Qasr Al Hosn as a museum tells the story of the Abu Dhabi and is an inspiring addition to the cultural offerings in the capital.
Qasr Al Hosn is debatably the most significant heritage site in Abu Dhabi city, including two buildings: The Inner Fort, built around 1795, to protect the settlement of Abu Dhabi founded on the island in the 1760s, and the Outer Palace, constructed in the 1940s.
Over the past two centuries, it has served as a home to the ruling family, the seat of government, the consultative council, and the national archives.
Besides, the museum and reconstructed buildings of the National Consultative Council and Cultural Foundation. The site also features heritage activities, exhibitions, and a revolving auditorium.
The new museum displays archives of the past by delving into the records of the Baniyas confederation of tribes and Al Nahyan family.
Among its new magnetism is a House of Artisans, which will host workshops and demonstrations by traditional Emirati craftsmen. The Cultural Foundation is to re-open containing a visual arts facility encompassing art studios, exhibition galleries, screening rooms and lecture halls. The visual arts centre will hold an exhibition of contemporary Emirati art. Next year, in 2019, a 900-seat theatre and outdoor amphitheater will be added, along with the region’s first children’s library.
Qasr Al Hosn is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm and on the weekends from 10 am to 11 pm.
The entry fee of the fort is 30 AED.
For more details, visit: www.qasralhosn.ae