Exploring Abu Dhabi's history at Qasr Al Hosn

The capital's oldest structure has reopened as a stunning museum

It's easy to get carried away with the notion that Abu Dhabi is a super-modern place with a focus solely on a glittering future.

And while that's partly true, the UAE capital is also fiercely proud of its past and is doing everything it can to preserve the traditions and cultures of Emiratis.

One place that blends the forward-thinking and the historical perfectly is Qasr Al Hosn.

The landmark is the site of the oldest structure in Abu Dhabi and was home to the first settlers of the Bani Yas tribe after they moved from the desert to the coast.

It became a fort and palace, where Abu Dhabi's royal family lived throughout the ages but has now been transformed into an incredible museum.

Watch as we take a tour of Qasr Al Hosn, through its grounds and buildings, including the fort itself, House of Artisans and Cultural Foundation.

It really is a must-visit attraction.

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