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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

 Road closure in Abu Dhabi to allow for Qasr Al Hosn refurbishment

Motorists going to Al Nast Street from Zayed the First Street in Abu Dhabi are advised to take alternative routes

Ramon Penas / The National
Ramon Penas / The National

A section of Khalid Bin Al Waleed Street has closed in the capital for eight months.

Motorists can no longer access Al Nast Street from Zayed the First Street due to renovation works at the adjacent Qasr Al Hosn historical site.

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transportation said the stree will be partially closed for around eight months starting from March 30 till December 1 2018.

Qasr Al Hosn, a coral and sea stone watchtower, was built in the 1760s. It was the first permanent structure built in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The project includes reconstruction work on the chambers of what used to be the National Consultative Council – the predecessor to the Federal National Council, and the Cultural Foundation building.