Qasr Al Hosn

Abu Dhabi

  • 2 Hours

  • Good for Groups

  • Instant Confirmation

Qasr Al Hosn Admission Tickets


  • Qasr Al Hosn (Fort)
  • House of Artisans (Live Museum for all the handy crafts)
  • Cultural foundation (Any Special Events/ Workshops/ Ceremonies /Shows happening at cultural foundation are treated on an ad hoc basis)
  • Bait Al Gahwa (Traditional Arabic coffee house)
  • Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout Al Hosn

Activity Highlights:

1. Explore the heritage of craft at the House of Artisans, showcasing creative bonds with natural resources, reflecting Emirati identity across generations, and unveiling functional artistry spanning desert to sea landscapes.

2. Discover Al-Sadu: UAE's traditional weaving by Bedouin women, reflecting identity and environment through camel, sheep, and goat wool designs, adorning tents, and camels with vibrant cultural patterns.

3. UAE's date palm craft "Khoos" - intertwining fronds into functional objects. Men and women weave artistry into utility, using nature's branches and leaves.

4. Embrace the beauty of Talli, an intricate Emirati embroidery tradition adorning collars, sleeves, and hems of kandooras and thawbs with vibrant colors, intricate designs, and gold-silver threads, a testament to accomplished professional seamstresses' patience and skill.

5. Discover the maritime heritage of the UAE, where centuries of ingenious seacraft traditions enriched trade relationships and fueled the local economy through pearl diving and fishing.

6. If a little caffeine break is what you need to end your tour (or even begin), head over to Bait Al Gahwa and partake in an aromatic coffee ceremony. Taste traditional Arabic coffee with dates - an authentic flavour of the Middle East.


Explore the Emirates' rich cultural legacy through a visit to the iconic Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi's oldest stone building with over 230 years of history. Dive deep into the political and historical development of Abu Dhabi as you delve into the evolving narrative of the palace, from its origins as a watchtower to its present-day significance. Traverse the enchanting exhibitions that unveil the Inner Fort and Outer Palace, allowing you to discover the ancestral home of the Al Nahyan ruling family and the very heart of Abu Dhabi's symbolism. Enjoy complimentary access to the House of Artisans and Cultural Foundation.


Abu Dhabi’s oldest standing structure stands as a commanding figure amidst the glittering skyline. When you see it in person, it’s a beautiful blend of the past and present.


Qasr Al Hosn, built in the 1790s, once served as the home of the ruling family. It also housed the National Consultative Council, founded by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s founder. In 2018, after a decade of intensive conservation and delicate restoration, the Al Hosn fort was transformed into a museum—a true time capsule.


As you step inside, you’ll encounter the Inner Fort (constructed in 1795) and the Outer Palace (built between 1939-45). Gaze up at the original watchtower—the same one that once overlooked coastal trade routes when Abu Dhabi was a small fishing village. Exploring every corner of Qasr Al Hosn is a delightful experience, whether you’re soaking up the UAE capital’s fascinating history or marveling at artifacts and archival materials dating back 6,000 years. And for children, it’s an adventure waiting to unfold—a perfect setting for storytime!


Today, Al Hosn Palace stands as a living memorial to a bygone era, reflecting Abu Dhabi’s rich history.

  • A valid photo ID matching the name listed in the booking should be provided to gain entry into Qasr Al Hosn.

  • Qasr Al Hosn may restrict items that are brought onsite, including without limitation food, beverages, cameras, video and audio recording equipment, seating, selfie sticks, and items considered unlawful, hazardous, dangerous or potential weapons.

  • Qasr Al Hosn will not be held responsible for or liable for any issues, damages, or physical injuries suffered by any visitor onsite or during any programmed event at Qasr Al Hosn.

  • Tour guide is available with the following languages for ahead of time bookings only: English, French, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, German.

  • UAE citizens & residents above the age of 60, people of determination, and children under the age of 18 are entitled to free admission.

  • A range of amenities, including souvenir and gift shops, restaurant facilities, and a dedicated kids’ area are available within the Al Hosn site.

Cancellation Policy
  • Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.
Child Policy
  • Visitors below the age of 18 years can visit free of cost.
  • Visitors aged 18 years and above will require an admission ticket
Important Info
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon booking.
  • You will receive the ticket/voucher within 1 hour after placing the order.
  • If you do not receive any emails from us, check your spam folder or notify us via email.
  • Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St (2nd St) - Al Hosn - W3 - Abu Dhabi

    There are 4 bus stops available across the block of Al Hosn and two under parking spots for guests.
  • Saturday to Thursday: 09:00 AM– 08:00 PM
    Friday: 02:00 PM – 08:00 PM