Sunday, March 3, 2013

Story of a Fort

Last night we went to see "Story of a Fort, Legacy of a Nation", part of the Qasr Al Hosn Festival. The festival celebrates 250 years history of the Fort, which stands as the oldest building in Abu Dhabi and is a symbol of the history, culture and traditions of the Emirati people. If you live in Abu Dhabi, I would urge you to go. The Festival itself has many interesting facets, including the cultural displays inside the outer walls of the Fort complex where many traditional arts, crafts, food and music etc can be experienced.

The same night we were there, we saw Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (centre), attending also....

The show was created by Franco Dragone, famed for his work with Cirque du Soleil, and included lots of projected images , acrobats and dancing - together with Arabic poems. Altogether it was quite a spectacle and well worth seeing. I really enjoyed it.

First of all here are some pictures from the Festival....

Then from the show

And a short video clip ...


  1. Wow this event looked amazing. I wish I could have heard about it sooner. Would have gone to see it too! Did you get tickets for these?

    Hello, blog hopped my way over. Fellow expat living in Abu Dhabi. :D

  2. Yes there were tickets available. Glad you are enjoying the blog!

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