There is nothing quite like taking a trip down heritage lane. Qasr Al Hosn, in it’s second year, is a culmination of all things historic about the Emirati way of life. A 10 day educational event that always takes place at the first permanent
stone watch tower that housed the royal family (In Arabic, Qasr means palace and Hosn means Fort). Whilst events like these are an interactive wealth
to expats and tourists, the locals find it even more amusing because it takes them back in time to re-live stories that were told by their ancestors. Mind you, other neighboring Gulf countries shared similarities in their way of life, therefore not exclusive to the UAE only.
Of all the things that fascinated me from Qasr Al Hosn.
You will notice our heavy usage of everything related to Palm trees, from dates, to using the tree to make wicker baskets, home accesories, you name it. I will leave you with a pictoral sneak peak into the women who perfected the term “Domestic Goddess” in all its glory. Sometimes, I secretly wish if I could back in time to experience that era first hand. Sigh, towards urban development we move on.