International Diplomat Magazine

Emiratis Celebrate Qasr Al Hosn Festival


(Abu Dhabi) – Thousands of people converged in the capital to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Qasr Al Hosn, the birth place of the Abu Dhabi emirate and the UAE Federation. The procession of Emirati men and women in traditional attire, headed by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, started from Al Falah Street near Minhal Palace and ended at the old fort, the landmark of the capital city.
The parade was also attended by several Sheikhs, government officials and residents from across the country who had gathered to express loyalty and strength of the union developed by late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.