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The Qasr al Hosn festival is an annual celebration of authentic Emirati culture and tradition to celebrate the iconic birthplace of Abu Dhabi. Qasr Al Hosn was the first solid structure built in Abu Dhabi and was home to the Royal Family. The festival gives the UAE community as well as visitors the opportunity to experience the Emirate heritage through a variety of fun and educational activities and workshops.

Projex was appointed by ADTCA to work alongside UK based architect and design company, Waldo Works, to deliver the Al Gawha majlis – a purpose built traditional Arabic majlis within the Qasr al Hosn festival.


The Al Gawha Majlis was an empty shell which needed a complete fit out. In following the designs provided by Waldo Works, Projex fabricated and installed all the furniture, patterned flooring, felt walls, glass and graphics. Also included was a traditional flue and bar area where traditional Arabic coffee was boiled and served.

The Qasr al Hosn exhibition was less build and more focused on strategically lit graphics highlighting the growth and progress of Abu Dhabi.

Also included in the scope of works and another aspect of the festival was the Qasr Al Hosn exhibition – an exhibition telling the story of Abu Dhabi and its people through its most iconic building – Qasr al Hosn.