Did you notice Qasr Al Hosn in your UAE phone network?
You might have noticed your phone that says ‘Qasr
What’s that all about?
UAE is celebrating a historic landmark in Abu Dhabi, that is set to re-open on Friday after more than a decade of conservation and renovation work.
Qasr Al Hosn is made up of an Inner Fort – or ‘Hosn’ – that was built with coral and sea stone by Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab in 1795 and an Outer Palace – or ‘Qasr’ – added by Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1939.
For decades, Qasr Al Hosn housed the ruling family but by the 1960s, and after further renovations, this beautiful collection of understated buildings became home to the National Centre for Documentation and Research. It has remained a resilient symbol of Abu Dhabi’s history, even as the city we know today has so quickly grown up around it.
Historical figures come Alive
Thanks to the highly interactive nature of the site which includes films, displays
Two new sections are being added to Qasr Al Hosn
- Cultural foundation:
The newly renovated Cultural Foundation will also be reopened on the larger site itself with an inaugural exhibition — Artists and the Cultural Foundation
- House of Artisans:
One completely new building added to the site is the House of Artisans, this building is dedicated to preserving Emirati culture and will feature exhibitions, workshops
andtraining courses on traditional Emirati handicraft customs such as weaving (al sadu), palnfrond braiding ( khoos) and embroidery ( talli).
The Event Week
|Friday 7 December|
Salem Shukri Al Attas –
|Majaz – 8:30pm|
|Elbrus – 6:30pm|
|Naseer Shamma & Global Project Ensemble – 8:30 pm|
|Iftah Ya Simsim – |
Chehade Brothers –
|Saturday December 15||Yousif Yaseen (Mukhalef) – 8:30pm|
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