Al Hosn set to open to the public
Historic site will be marked with a week-long celebration
Al Hosn, the oldest heritage site in Abu Dhabi, will open to the public from Friday, December 7. The official launch will be a celebration of the emirate’s rich history and culture, with a week of public events and programmes to mark the occasion, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT).
Al Hosn, the Abu Dhabi’s original urban block, includes the historic Qasr Al Hosn Fort, the National Consultative Council Building, the Cultural Foundation and the House of Artisans. A week-long celebration from December 7-15.
HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT in Abu Dhabi, said: “The opening of Al Hosn achieves two important milestones: preserving our history and culture for future generations and developing an attractive cultural destination combining history, heritage and contemporary art experiences to inspire all visitors of Abu Dhabi.”
Activities on offer include a variety of events and free tours, providing visitors a glimpse into the story of Abu Dhabi and its people. Exploring Emirati history and culture, from traditional Talli embroidery, rope-making and khoos weaving to learning about how the first fishing nets were cast and made, fish salted, and oysters opened.