Qasr Al Hosn is one of the UAE’s coveted historical landmarks that marks the city’s first permanent structure.
Qasr Al Hosn was known as a watchtower from where the initial settlements were overlooked and protected. It is a national monument that is a testament to the city’s progress from small fishing communities to the global hub it is today.
As an effort to cultivate curiosity and interest amongst children, the venue has set up virtual tours with a live guide to take participants on a 360 degree journey of the place while explaining its cultural relevance and significance. Yes, that means you can ask questions and doubts. It’s as interactive and fun as it gets!
“With our recorded and virtual tours, students and lifelong learners from across the emirate are able to access the unparalleled stories and treasures found in Qasr Al Hosn, our most significant landmark. I encourage all to participate and learn about the history of Abu Dhabi, all from the comfort of home,” said Salama Al Shamsi, Director of Qasr Al Hosn.
“Exposing young minds to the arts is so important, and something that we cannot lose sight of no matter the current circumstances,” said Reem Fadda, Director of the Cultural Foundation. “We are delighted that through the wonders of technology, we are able to continue to show the best of contemporary Emirati creativity and excellence to audiences in the UAE and beyond.
If you’re a school looking to conduct this tour for your students, the venue also organises tailored tours. The venue is able to accommodate 300 participants via Zoom and 2000 participants via Microsoft teams. Acknowledging the multicultural diaspora of the region, the tour is done in Arabic, English, French, Urdu, and Malayalam. So get those phone books out and plan your next trip to Al Hosn with just a click of a few buttons. The best part is you can enjoy this from the cosy comforts of your living rooms.
To book a guided tour for individuals or small groups, please visit the Qasr Al Hosn or Cultural Foundation websites at Qasralhosn.ae or culturalfoundation.ae