Qasr al Hosn fest to be held in February

Abu Dhabi, Dec 8 (IANS/WAM) The Qasr al Hosn festival, a cultural event held at a 250-year-old fort that marks the symbolic birthplace of the UAE capital, will be held in February next year.

The festival will be held Feb 20-March 1 under the patronage of Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

It will be organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, which conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of the UAe capital.

The first edition of the Qasr al Hosn festival was held this year.

“The Qasr al Hosn Festival is an annual token of our appreciation for Abu Dhabi’s rich history and culture. Centred around our cherished historical monument, it strengthens appreciation of Emirati heritage and identity,” said Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.