If you’re new in town, then this festival is definitely a must-visit for you. Immerse yourself in the vibrant heritage of the city as it comes alive through a celebration of traditions, arts, and culinary delights, bridging the gap between past and present. Welcome to the heart of Abu Dhabi’s cultural extravaganza – the Al Hosn Festival! You’re guaranteed to have a great time here with all the new activities they have lined up. Come with me as I tell you everything you can expect at this year’s Al Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi.
What To Expect At The 2024 Al Hosn Festival, Abu Dhabi
Step Into The Past At The Heritage Zone
Delve into the rich history of Abu Dhabi at the Heritage Zone located within the iconic Qasr Al Hosn. This year’s theme, ‘Megnas,’ takes you on a captivating journey into the world of falconry. Explore exhibitions, activities, and workshops that unveil the cultural significance of falconry in the UAE. Experience the thrill of camel interactions, including riding, feeding, and milking, while Majlis Al Shallah echoes with live recitals of poetry celebrating desert life and camel culture. Wander through recreated village settings, encountering artisans and glimpses of daily life in old Abu Dhabi.
Unleash Your Inner Artist At The Craft Zone
Unearth the secrets of centuries-old artisanal techniques at the House of Artisans, showcasing authentic Emirati products. This year’s Makers Space embodies the spirit of an Emirati house. Engage in a special experience at the Children’s Library, offering activities like doll making and games. Explore the Farmers Market to savor the diversity of Emirati agriculture, indulge in delicious food directly from producers, and choose from various date varieties. The Bazaar is your go-to for unique gifts and souvenirs, while Al Ain Zoo presents an incredible showcase of animals. Don’t forget the Gahwa Championship, where experts compete in every step of preparing traditional Arabic coffee.
Connect In The Community Zone
Visit the Cultural Foundation to witness interactive audio and visual artworks from local, regional, and global contemporary artists. Enjoy live musical performances with diverse flavors of Abu Dhabi at local pop-ups. Meet the rising stars of Mawhibaty, a government-led program supporting young musicians since 2017.
Get Your Tickets Now!
Experience the Al Hosn Festival magic by securing your tickets on Platinumlist. General admission is AED 30 for those aged 13 to 65, AED 15 for children aged 5 to 12, and free for children under five, senior citizens, and people of determination. Join the celebration of Abu Dhabi’s rich heritage from Friday, January 19, to Sunday, January 28. An adventure awaits you!