Abu Dhabi’s Qasr Al Hosn Ready to Open in December after a Decade

Abu Dhabi’s historic landmark and also the first seat of power of the Emirate, Qasr Al Hosn is ready to resume as a cultural site and permanent museum after a decade. The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) made this declaration.

Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi stated that the renovated, refurbished 18th century fort once it opens up on 7th December is obligated to the unsettle cultural scenario of Abu Dhabi.

Mohamed Khalifa further stated that if the museum had the opportunity to speak out, it could have disclosed the history of this structure and the city. It would have told the story of the people; apart from telling the history of the UAE or the growth of Abu Dhabi.

Qasr Al Hosn, deliberated that the first standing structure in Abu Dhabi, was shut down for remodeling in 2008 and had withstand massive revamp and preservation works through many years.

In 1855, after the Sheikh Zayed the First came to power, Al Nahyan family used the fort as a seat of governance.

In December, once the historic structure opens up as a museum, a permanent exhibition in the restored fort would take place. People can get an understanding about the lives of the rulers and people who lived in the outer palace. The exhibit will be brought to life in a lasting collection with elucidation instruments, starting from archival materials to films and interactive experiences.

Saif Ghobash, undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, stated that starting from novel installations to rare and crucial artifacts, archival records to everyday objects would be displayed in the renovated Qasr al Hosn fort. Even the archaeological and preservation work is equally charming so that the glory of the fort can be revived.

Apart from the permanent displays, Qasr Al Hosn would be hosting a year-round calendar of public events. The reopening of Qasr Al Hosn would also witness the revamped city block and the newly remodeled Cultural Foundation building.

The official opening of the museum would be followed by a week-long festivity covering cultural programmes and entertainment.