Two free things to do in Abu Dhabi today: Visit Qasr Al Hosn and embrace art at Warehouse 421

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Two free things to do in Abu Dhabi today: Visit Qasr Al Hosn and embrace art at Warehouse 421

Immerse yourself in tradition at Qasr Al Hosn

If you haven’t yet visited the city’s oldest building, you won’t regret making the time to now. After 11 years of huge renovations finally wrapped up in 2018 this place is flourishing and aside from exhibitions about Abu Dhabi’s fishing-settlement roots (some of the artefacts on display date back to the 6000 BCE), the beautiful 18th-Century building plays host to weekly cultural performances including the Al Ayyala dance, traditional chanted poetry and the changing of the guard (check the website for the schedule).

Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri noon-10am. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, www.qasralhosn.ae (02 697 6400).

Get involved with art at Warehouse 421

This cutting-edge arts space is always running free talks, film screenings and the occasional interactive piece of performance art. Its most recent exhibition displayed stunning photography exploring abandoned spaces around the country.

Open Tue-Sun 10am-8pm. Mina Zayed, www.warehouse421.ae (02 676 8803).

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