Abu Dhabi
Entrance to Qasr Al Hosn – Ticket Only

Entrance to Qasr Al Hosn – Ticket Only

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  • Visit the oldest and most important building in Abu Dhabi
  • Discover the city's first watchtower, built in the 1790s
  • Explore the historical significance of the watchtower
  • Option to include a city tour for a comprehensive experience
  • Mobile and printed vouchers accepted for convenience
  • Mobile Voucher accepted, no need to take the print!


Qasr Al Hosn stands as a testament to Abu Dhabi's enduring heritage. This remarkable site is home to the city's earliest permanent structure, a watchtower that dates back to the 1790s. From its commanding position, it once guarded vital coastal trade routes and safeguarded the burgeoning settlement on the island. Today, Qasr Al Hosn invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating history of Abu Dhabi.


Fascinated by local culture? Jump into the heart of Abu Dhabi's heritage by fast-tracking your visit to Qasr Al Hosn, the city's oldest building. Uncover the rich Emirati history and ancient cultural traditions in this historical landmark. Qasr Al Hosn narrates the captivating journey of Abu Dhabi, transforming from a modest fishing port to a hypermodern urban oasis in the desert.
In the ever-changing city of Abu Dhabi, there is a place where time seems to pause – Qasr Al Hosn. This historic site stands as the oldest structure in the city, creating a striking contrast against the modern skyline. Built in the 1790s, Qasr Al Hosn served as the residence for the ruling family and housed the National Consultative Council, founded by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE's Founder.
After a decade of careful restoration, Qasr Al Hosn transformed into a museum in 2018. Stepping inside feels like entering a time capsule, with iconic structures like the Inner Fort (built in 1795) and the Outer Palace (constructed between 1939-45) greeting visitors. The original watchtower, overlooking coastal trade routes during Abu Dhabi's days as a fishing village, adds to the historical charm.
Exploring Qasr Al Hosn is a delightful journey through Abu Dhabi's past. Spend hours immersed in the UAE capital's fascinating history, examining artifacts dating back 6,000 years. For children, navigating the ancient structure is an adventure and provides rich material for stories.
Qasr Al Hosn, once a palace, now stands as a living memorial to Abu Dhabi's history. Book your Qasr Al Hosn tickets to travel back to 1790 and witness the Inner Fort and Outer Palace. The museum, undergoing extensive conservation, houses artifacts from 6000 BC, offering a captivating experience.
Step inside to explore stunning exhibitions and displays that vividly showcase the evolution of Abu Dhabi. This iconic site allows you to witness the remarkable transition of the city, providing a deep dive into its past, present, and cultural roots. Immerse yourself in the epic tale of Abu Dhabi's development, beautifully curated within the walls of Qasr Al Hosn.
As you walk through the park surrounding Qasr Al Hosn, the city's noise gradually fades. Enter the cave-like entrance halls and find a serene space to rest and converse before prayers. At the heart of development plans, Qasr Al Hosn aims to engage and educate residents, tourists, and citizens about Emirati culture, heritage, pride, and identity. It stands as a beacon, preserving the past while embracing the future in the heart of Abu Dhabi.


Opening Hours: 09:00am - 08:00pm (Last admission at 07:00pm)
Duration: You may spend as much time as you wish.
Meeting Point: Qasr Al Hosn, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Al Hosn - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.
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  • Entrance to the Palace of Qasr Al Hosn


  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off

Redemption Info

The ticket will be sent to you via email . Please show that ticket on attraction counter with address: Qasr Al Hosn, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Al Hosn - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.
The ticket is vlid only for the date it is booked; one time entry is allowed.
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Voucher Information: Mobile and Paper vouchers, both are accepted !
Opening Hours :- 
Sat – Thurs: 9:00AM - 8:00PM  
Fri: 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Please make sure to keep your mobile phones in silent mode before entering the palace.
Before Photographing any local residents, kindly ask their permission. Photographing local ladies is not permitted.
Schedules are likely to change during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Please contact our representative for updates.
Disclaimer: The Service provider reserves the right to  close or cancel  certain shows, attractions, entertainments, restaurants, shops or ancillary facilities without notice. There will be no refund provided in that case.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.