Qasr al-Hosn

Qasr al-Hosn

Qasr al-Hosn, also known as the White Fort, Old Fort, is the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It was constructed in 1761 as a conical watchtower to defend the only freshwater well in Abu Dhabi island.

Site Information

Country: UAE

District: Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 18th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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