Two free things to do in Abu Dhabi: Explore an ancient fort and join a quiz team

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Two free things to do in Abu Dhabi: Explore an ancient fort and join a quiz team

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, (02 697 6400).

Test your knowledge at a quiz

Think you know it all? Well, there's one way to prove it. Sign up for the weekly quiz at Blu Sky Lounge and Grill where you and your team will be tasked with answering questions on a range of topics. All you need to do is gather a few clever friends, think up a good name and prepare to go up against some of the smartest people in the city. Plus, with happy hour deals and great prizes up for grabs for winning teams there's even more incentive to win.

Free. Tue, 8.30pm. Blu Sky Lounge and Grill, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).

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