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Description & Highlights

Qasr Al Hosn from Abu Dhabi speaks about the people of Abu Dhabi and the story behind its emergence which dates back to the past. Qasr Al Hosn holds Abu Dhabi’s first permanent structure, a coral and sea stone watchtower which are mainly built to protect the settlement of Abu Dhabi established on the island in the 1760s. This architectural marvel mainly showcases the nation’s living memorial and narrates Abu Dhabi’s history through objects, artifacts, and archival material.


Qasr Al Hosn is one of the oldest buildings in Abu Dhabi which showcases the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Abu Dhabi and its locals.

You can learn about the political and historical power as you move forward through this century old building.

Qasr Al Hosn also has a watchtower which is the first permanent structure of the city.

Get a chance to witness Al Nahyan’s ancestral home and the symbolic heart of Abu Dhabi as you visit the Inner Fort and Outer Palace.

Learn about the culture, traditions and handicrafts of the region as you visit the House of Artisans and Cultural Foundation located within Qasr Al Hosn.

Bait Al Gahwa inside Qasr Al Hosn will give you insights to the famous Arabic coffee and its significance amongst the Emirati as well as its entire preparation procedure.

About your Ticket & Age policy

About your ticket

Your ticket voucher will be emailed to your mobile as well as in your WhatsApp number instantly with respect to availability.

You need to show the ticket voucher on your mobile phone at the entry gate of the attraction.

Print out of the ticket is not necessary. If you want to keep a print out then you can keep it with you.

You can also carry your ID proof. It is not required to show at the entrance but if asked anywhere then you can produce it.

Ticket Redemption point

You have to show your ticket at the entry gate of Qasr Al Hosn.

Address: Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St(2nd St) - Al Hisn - W3 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Age policy

Visitors of all age groups are allowed to enter Qasr Al Hosn.

Kids below 12 years should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Cancellation policy

There is no-cancellation policy. Tickets that are once purchased cannot be canceled.

If canceled then there will be no refund for your ticket.


The date and time of the validity will be mentioned in your ticket itself. 

The entry and exit time you can also check from the official website of Qasr Al Hosn.

Here is what makes Qasr Al Hosn so special

Qasr Al Hosn is one of the oldest buildings of Abu dhabi and it showcases the culture and tradition of the people of Abu Dhabi. 

The speciality of Qasr Al Hosn is that visiting this place will let you know about the wonderful history of the nation through the objects, artifacts, and archival material engraved in Qasr Al Hosn.

Inclusions and Exclusions


Entry to Qasr Al Hosn

Fort Exploration

Exhibitions and Displays

Historical Information

Free Wi-Fi

Underground parking


Food and Beverages

Guided Tours

Souvenirs and Merchandise

Smoking and drinking

Photography and videography

Selfie sticks

Timing and How to reach?


Saturday to Thursday - 9 am to 8 pm

Friday - 2 pm to 8 pm

How to reach?

Qasr Al Hosn is located near the Mall World Trade Centre and the Etisalat Headquarters between Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Road and the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street in Abu Dhabi.

To reach Qasr Al Hosn, you can either avail a taxi, or take a bus line 40 or 54 and get off near Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, which is located at a walking distance away from your destination.

Know before you go

Dress code

You can wear anything of your comfort but be decent and sober as revealing clothes are against the culture of the Middle East.

Important information

Qasr Al Hosn should be visited during the early hours to avoid huge crowds and you can move freely.

Be respectful of the region’s culture and dress in a proper manner while visiting Qasr Al Hosn.

Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited inside the premises of Qasr Al Hosn.

Be aware of your personal belongings as there is no other secure place to store your back packs.

People with disabilities can also visit Qasr Al Hosn after approaching visitor experience specialists at the ticketing points.

A valid photo ID matching the name listed in the booking should be carried along with you while entering Qasr Al Hosn.


What is the best time to visit Qasr Al Hosn?

You can visit Qasr Al Hosn any time of the year but be sure to visit during the early hours of the day to avoid the crowds.

Are kids allowed to enter Qasr Al Hosn?

Yes, kids are allowed to enter Qasr Al Hosn but under strict supervision of an adult.

Are there any restrictions inside Qasr Al Hosn?

Yes, there are some restrictions inside the museum and they are:

Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the premises.

Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited inside Qasr Al Hosn.

Cameras are not allowed as photography and videography is a big no.

Any harmful and unlawful items are strictly prohibited.

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