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dazzling 02-28-2013 02:42 PM

Qasr Al Hosan Festival: 2013 - 2015
VP, Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Princes and Sheikhs celebrate Qasr Al Hosn Festival
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Imanmajed 02-23-2014 09:04 AM

Qasr Al Hosan Festival: 2013 - 2014
Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed yesterday attended the opening performance of Cavalia show at Qasr al Hosn Festival.

Qasr Al Hosn’s Cavalia debut a roaring success | The National

Imanmajed 02-24-2014 04:35 PM

Qasr Al Hosan Festival: 2014
Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited Qasr Al Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi on Monday. A number of Shaikhs, top officials and dignitaries accompanied them.

Mohammed visits Qasr Al Hosn Festival - Khaleej Times

dazzling 03-04-2014 01:40 AM
Qasr Al Hosn Festival 2014 Opening Ceremony. NTV - YouTube

dazzling 02-12-2015 02:36 AM

February 11, 2015
Qasr AL Hosan Festival walk

Mohammed, Mohamed Bin Zayed lead Qasr Al Hosn Festival procession
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Imanmajed 02-12-2015 02:33 PM

UAE leaders march from Al Manhal Palace to Qasr Al Hosn - in pictures

UAE traditions celebrated at opening of Qasr Al Hosn Festival - in pictures

Imanmajed 02-12-2015 02:46 PM

About the history of Qasr al Hosn

The solitary white palace was the seat of government of the Al Nahyan rulers of the emirate of Abu Dhabi from 1795 to 1966 and became the home of the ruler and his family. When Qasr Al Hosn was built, more than 200 years ago by Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan, its main purpose was for defence as well as a place where everyday problems were solved and decisions made. During the reign of Sheikh Shakhbut, Qasr Al Hosn was extended, and with it, a shift in its purpose. He added rooms for his family, including a vast one for his mother, and rooms for his brothers: Sheikh Khalid; and Sheikh Hazza and one for the late Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates.

The eight rulers who succeeded Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab preserved the role of the palace so that it continued in its role as courthouse. Men presented their issue to the ruler; women presented their issues to Sheikha Salama (the mother of Sheikh Shakhbut).

Al Hosn was also the place where legal matters were dealt with between tribes. The sheikh would allocate a representative of his own to deal matters on his behalf. This was the case before Sheikh Zayed the First. At that time people tried to solve their own problems and if they were unable to do so they would go to the elder of the district. This person would be wise and experienced in tribal law and traditions. All these laws were preserved through oral tradition, and laws that were not recorded but known by inheritance and experience.

lucymae88 02-12-2015 06:49 PM

For anyone about to visit the UAE, The Qasr al Hosn Centre in Abu Dhabi is a great place to visit and learn the history of Abu Dhabi and it's people. The exhibition is free to enter and open from 9am to 8pm.

Imanmajed 02-14-2015 10:15 AM

Qasr Al Hosn festival shares local culture, traditions with visitors: article

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Imanmajed 02-14-2015 02:58 PM

Qasr Al Hosn Festival more popular than ever: article

Imanmajed 02-17-2015 03:06 PM

The love for colour at the Qasr Al Hosn Festival - article and pictures

Children learn traditional Emirati crafts at Qasr Al Hosn Festival - article

Imanmajed 02-19-2015 03:32 PM

Colours of the past at Qasr Al Hosn - video

Imanmajed 02-19-2015 03:43 PM

UAE’s history unearthed at Qasr Al Hosn fort

Archaeological teams are hard at work at the historic Qasr Al Hosn palace fort in Abu Dhabi trying to uncover elements of the nation’s hidden past – but there are challenges in the lengthy and delicate process.


Imanmajed 02-23-2015 03:15 PM

Qasr Al Hosn Festival celebrates successful run: About 120,000 people attended the 11-day Qasr Al Hosn Festival, which ended on Saturday.Guests had the opportunity to revive memories of heritage with friends and family as they celebrated years of Emirati identity in a setting that narrated the development of Abu Dhabi.


Imanmajed 02-04-2016 03:38 PM

Led by Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Emirati host walked from Al Manhal Palace to officially open the 2016 Qasr Al Hosn Festival (article).

The fourth festival, a celebration of Emirati culture and heritage (pictures) opened on Wednesday with the traditional march.

Guests will literally be walking into the emirate’s past. At the coastal marine zone, guests are invited to shuck oysters.The Qasr A l Hosn zone has been added outside the fort, where people can take archaeology and architecture workshops. There will also be a light show on its inner walls after sunset telling the story of Abu Dhabi and the fort’s history. At the Marine Coast section of the festival, and across the premises, traditional coffee shops and seating areas have been set up. Only traditional drinks and food are served to give guests a comprehensive experience from the past. At the Abu Dhabi Island Pavilion, actors will recreate what it was like to live in a coastal village in the 1950s. From children studying in a classroom, to a wedding celebration, a blacksmith, pottery making, policemen and a butcher, all are included.

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Glimpses of the Qasr Al Hosn festival 2016 which runs till 13 in Abu Dhabi - video

Imanmajed 02-07-2016 10:38 AM

Qasr Al Hosn Festival delights visitors during first weekend - in pictures

Imanmajed 02-21-2016 03:13 PM

Record turnout for Qasr Al Hosn Festival - article

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