In pictures: Qasr Al Hosn receives thousands of visitors
Children gather at the Qasr Al Hosn festival to enjoy the beauty of the falcon. Sammy Dallal / The National
In the first five days, about 7,500 people attended the festival while thousands more visited performances, forums and the exhibition. The National
General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (center L), and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice-President Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai (center R) lead a parade on the opening day of the Qasr Al Hosn Festival. Courtesy Ryan Carter, Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
Hundreds of people visit the Qasr al Hosn fort site in Abu Dhabi everyday. Delores Johnson / The National
Abdullah Mian Sodagar shows off one of his falcons at the Qasr Al Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi on March 4, 2013. Sammy Dallal / The National
Crowds jostle as they enjoy the festivities of the 10-day event at Qasr Al Hosn. The National
The Qasr Al Hosn festival, a celebration of more than 250 years of Emirati history, runs from 28 February to 9 March 2013.