Abu Dhabi is set to host the next annual Qasr Al Hosn festival.
The event scheduled for 3-13 February 2016 is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The 2016 festival will celebrate the Fort’s status as a historic monument and community hub, and honour the UAE’s founders. The festival is organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and narrates the ongoing conservation of the Fort, and reinstates the Qasr Al Hosn site as the cultural heart of Abu Dhabi.
“Qasr Al Hosn’s enduring legacy is reflected through this annual festival and is an opportunity for the community and visitors to gather and celebrate national history. We are sure the interactive programme will emphasise the nation’s heritage and identity in a celebratory atmosphere,” said HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, TCA Abu Dhabi chairman.
This year’s festival will highlight the outcome of the conservation management plan for the urban block of Qasr Al Hosn including the Fort, National Consultative Council, and the Cultural Foundation Building.
The festival will also include a hub of visual and performing arts programmes, traditional workshops, cultural and interactive learning experiences led by the world’s best curators, artisans and experts.