Al Hosn Fort

In a city like Abu Dhabi, where things are constantly evolving, there are some parts where time almost stands still. Qasr Al Hosn is one of them. The city’s oldest standing structure is a commanding figure surrounded by Abu Dhabi’s glittering skyline, which, when you see it in person, is a beautiful juxtaposition of the past and present. Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi was built in the 1790s and was once home to the ruling family. The building also housed the National Consultative Council, founded by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the UAE. Transformed into a museum in 2018 after a decade’s worth of intensive conservation and very delicate restorative work, walking into the Al Hosn fort is like stepping into a time capsule.

If the world of culture and craft intrigues you, stop at the House of Artisans, a charming centre tucked within Qasr Al Hosn. Here, you will encounter the Emirates' intangible heritage, carefully preserved and brought back to life.Spend quality time attending a training course, an educational workshop or visiting one of many public events to immerse yourself in traditional Emirati crafts of the past. You can witness local artisans bringing beautiful artworks to life and purchase them as souvenirs to take back home with you.

The Cultural Foundation, located near Qasr Al Hosn, is the heart of Abu Dhabi's fine art community.Inside, you can find a series of regular programmes that celebrate local and regional culture, showcase a variety of art forms and encourage cross-cultural exchanges. Not only will you come across dedicated studio spaces, but there is even a renovated 900-seat theatre! The venue has gained local and international acclaim, and the building has become a modern heritage landmark.


Hatta Dam is located in the Hatta region near the Hajjar ranges. It is close to the border of Oman and UAE. Built in 1989 for the people of the Hatta region as a source of drinkable water and electricity. It also controls the speed of the water flowing from the mountains. Hatta Dam is a great place to spend your weekends in peace and serenity. The stunning scenic beauty of the turquoise water, mountains with greenery and gorgeous skies make it one of the most loved places by the residents of Dubai and the tourists.

Fujeirah Museum

Fujairah Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the emirate. Each year, from October to March, the museum hosts thousands of visitors every week, most of them being international tourists. And during the school year, Fujairah Museum also hosts school trips, small exhibitions and events. The structure of the museum is a small, red stone building. Just outside the front door, you will find two cannons on either side. There are parking lots outside the museum and a large garden area, where you will also find a miniaturised Fujairah Fort. At the ticket counter, you can get flyers and other information about the museum.