Only this weekend… 

For family bonding and heritage experiences this Ramadan, head to Qasr Al Hosn for Midnight at the Fort this weekend on Saturday, March 23 and 24.

In English, Qasr Al Hosn translates to ‘Palace Fort. It is one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic and historical landmarks nestled in the heart of the city proudly amongst the capital’s skyscrapers.

The weekend event is perfect for families with little ones as there’s storytelling, games and more activities. As you enjoy these activities under the night sky in the outer palace, you can’t help but be amazed by the cosmos, which is why the team at Qasr Al Hosn have included a star gazing session during the festival. We are hoping for clear skies!

And there’s more…

ramadan cannon qasr al hosn

Every year, Qasr Al Hosn celebrates ‘Ramadan at Al Hosn’ where guests can enjoy a Ramadan-themed majlis, entertainment, food and drinks from vendors, interactive activities and more. There will also be workshops from Workshoply, and entertainment. Ramadan at Al Hosn runs until April 9, 2024.

PS – Just before sunset, head to Qasr Al Hosn to catch the Ramadan cannon.

About Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Hosn

This celebrated heritage site is worth a visit any day of the year, even if you can’t make it this weekend.

It comprises two major iconic buildings: the Inner Fort, originally constructed in 1795 and the Outer Palace, built from 1939 to 1945. After 11 years of conservation and restoration, the site reopened to the public as a museum in 2018, showcasing the development of Abu Dhabi from a settlement dependent on fishing and pearling back in the 18th century to the buzzing metropolis it is now. Expect to see artefacts and materials dating back as far as 6,000 BC.

Midnight at Al Hosn, Qasr Al Hosn, Al Hisn, Abu Dhabi, Dhs30 per child, Dhs50 per adult, 9pm to 1am, Tel: (0)2 697 6400, @alhosnfestival

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