Festivities at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation complex, the venue of the Qasr Al Hosn festival, celebrating the 250th anniversary of Qasr Al Hosn fort in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The Shaikha Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation is organising ‘Muntada Qasr Al Hosn’, at the ongoing Qasr Al Hosn Festival. Muntada Qasr al Hosn will be held from March 5-8 and will serve as a platform for visitors to the festival to engage in discussions and debates on a wide range of topics related to Emirati history and culture.

The Qasr Al Hosn Festival is a 10-day-long community event designed to celebrate the long and illustrious history of Abu Dhabi and serves as the ideal backdrop to host the Muntada platform.

Led by world class speakers and leading experts on Emirati history, the discussions held at Muntada will give rise to unique accounts of what Qasr Al Hosn means to the people of Abu Dhabi.

Speakers include well-known historians, political scientists, researchers and historic architecture experts such as Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Dr Frauke-Heard Bey, Dr Abdullah Al Reyes, Dr Jayanti Maitra, Mark Powell Kyffin, Dr Aisha Bilkhair and Jack Burlot. Topics being discussed at the sessions include History and Civilisation; Qasr Al Hosn: The Architecture of the Story of Abu Dhabi; Al Hosn Timeless Treasure and more.

“It is through presenting enriching and locally relevant topics in events and forums that Muntada aims to inform and empower the local community,” said Giorgio Ungania, Muntada curator, Shaikha Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.

“Muntada Qasr Al Hosn will offer participants and visitors the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Qasr Al Hosn and its relevance to Abu Dhabi,” he added.