From fortress to center of culture: the evolution for those who want to immerse themselves in the history of Abu Dhabi, recently opening the doors to the public was the Qasr Al Hosn, a true icon of local culture. We are talking about a structure originally built in 1760 as a watchtower and first transformed into a fortress and then into a splendid palace, becoming the home of the Al Nahyan family who once governed the city.
Today, at the behest of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (founding father of the United Arab Emirates), this monument, from the residence of the rulers, has been transformed into a center of culture and education of great depth.
Today it hosts a permanent and free exhibition that illustrates the rich heritage of the region and the history of the capital of the United Arab Emirates. There are also galleries, museums, countless intellectual activities, artistic and cultural events ready to tell the other side of the emirate demonstrating on the one hand a strong identity and, on the other, a great opening to the international scene.