One of the oldest heritage and civilizational landmarks in Abu Dhabi, Al-Hosn Palace narrates the story of the indigenous people of the Emirates, where it offers a wide range of holdings, including oral testimonies and historical photographs.
The Al-Hosn Palace, which is the oldest historic monument in Abu Dhabi, contains two important buildings:
The inner fortress:
Which dates back to about 1795, and was a tower built of marine and coral stones and was used for observation to provide protection for the population on the island, whose origin was documented for the first time during the sixties of the eighteenth century,
The outer palace:
Which was built during the period of the forties of the last century and specifically during the period 1939 – 1941, and the palace is still a living witness to the stations of Abu Dhabi throughout history, while this ancient edifice for two and a half centuries was the seat of government and the ruling family and a meeting of the UAE government and a consultative council and a national archive.
The palace was opened again in the year 2020 to be a historical museum, after the completion of restoration and maintenance work for more than nine years, as it stands as a national symbol that reflects the development of Abu Dhabi from a region of stability for tribes that relied on fishing and pearls in the eighteenth century, to one of the most wonderful Modern global cities.
Today, Qasr Al Hosn represents the beating heart of Abu Dhabi and a living witness to its ancient history, providing a collection of artifacts and archival materials dating back to 6000 BC.
Al Hosn Palace … the oldest historic monument in Abu Dhabi
The inner fortress
The outer palace
Qasr Al Hosn recounts the story of the Emirates people
Palace lists in the past