Qasr al Hosn Festival

If you have been in Abu Dhabi at any time in the last month or so, you know about the Qasr al Hosn Festival.  It is a 10 day festival at Qasr al-Hosn celebrating Emirati culture and traditions.  We went today and it was an awesome experience.   Funny enough, we didn’t walk through the actual fort itself, but we still found plenty to do.

We got to watch so many traditional handiworks!  Here you can see a fish trap being crafted.

There were demonstrations of so many traditional handiworks! Here you can see a fish trap being crafted.

There were falcons...

There were falcons…

...and horses

…and horses

shark, rice, and ghee

shark, rice, and ghee

Cameron, the pickiest eater I have ever met, really liked the shark.

Cameron, the pickiest eater I have ever met, really liked the shark.

There was even time for daydreaming.

There was even time for daydreaming.

traditional style souks

traditional style souks

I was completely entranced by the contrast of the old fort of yesteryear and the new buildings of today.

I was completely entranced by the contrast of the old fort of yesteryear and the new buildings of today.

signature American Kat 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am an American expat living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Most of my time is spent creating, trying to keep my two kids occupied, and trying to satiate my wanderlust. Americankat.com is where I (sporadically) share these adventures.
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