Al Hosn Palace (White Fort)
White Fort © X@x
The oldest building in young Abu Dhabi is the Al Hosn Palace, known colloquially as the White Fort. It was constructed in 1793 as the official residence of the former ruling family, and was extensively renovated in 1983. Today it houses the Cultural Foundation, featuring a museum of traditional artefacts and historical photographs. The Palace is renowned for the magnificent tile work over its main gate.
Address: Khalid bin Walid St
Opening times: Open daily 7:30am-1:30pm, Thursdays 7:30am-12:00pm. Closed on Fridays.