Abu Dhabi is reputed to be one of the most prominent up and coming cities in the world, with several attractions for visitors to stop over at. When travellers to the United Arab Emirates are in the heart of the Abu Dhabi city, they will be able to admire a skyline showing off rows of buildings designed with impeccable modern architecture, showing just how economically successful the city has become. But the centre of the city has an ideal attraction for those who want to admire Abu Dhabi’s past as well, the majestic Qasr al–Hosn, Abu Dhabi’s, oldest building.
The Qasr al–Hosn is a magnificent structure that will create great interest in anyone who sees it, and this white building is one of the major landmarks in Abu Dhabi. For years it served as a fortress from where the royal classes watched over their city. Its inception goes back to the 1760’s when the structure was built to protect a valuable water source, and later became a royal residence. Since then several historically significant events have been centred on the white palace and its many renovations through time, reflect changes that took place in the city. Thus the glorious white palace has become an epitome of the nation’s culture and heritage, and is a structure that brings great pride to the local people.
Through time the palace has been a fortress, a royal residence and even a centre for government administration, but recently plans have arisen to change its use once again. Qasr al–Hosn is now to be a location that the public can visit to get an authentic taste of what Abu Dhabi really is and glimpse the deep rooted culture that the city prides itself on. The site is a true representation of the region as it has stood for centuries watching over the city in good times and bad, and it is definitely a site visitors to the metropolis should plan to stop over at.
While being one of the most prominent cities in the world, Abu Dhabi also provides some of the finest accommodation. An Abu Dhabi resort that will provide its guests with a memorable experience is Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. It is a frontrunner among Abu Dhabi beach hotels for its amazing location and lavish comforts.