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Tickets for Qasr Al Watan Palace

Explore the UAE's stunning modern take on traditional Arabian architecture

Qasr Al Watan Palace
Open today: 11:00 - 17:15
Miral Experiences LLC
Registered address: P.O. Box 128717, Abu Dhabi, AE
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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Audio guide: English
Wheelchair accessible
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Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Admission to Qasr Al Watan Palace, its exhibitions, and gardens
The Palace in Motion show (15 minutes)
Audio Guide (if selected)

What's not included

Guided tour
  • Enjoy a visit to Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace complex, and see its exquisite cultural landmark, Qasr Al Watan
  • Explore an incredibly crafted tribute to Arabian culture, the ornate Great Hall and treasure-laden House of Knowledge
  • Watch the palace come alive after a desert sunset, with access to the Palace in Motion light show

The sublime facade of Qasr Al Watan may not be centuries old, but that detracts nothing from this glorious palace that was only completed in 2017. Explore Arabian heritage, redefined through the lens of the 21st century, and discover the UAE's opulent culture, rich craftsmanship, and time-honored traditions reflected in every inch of this stunning structure.

Qasr Al Watan Palace was a massive undertaking to pay tribute to traditional Arabian architecture and design. Walking up to its entrance is almost reminiscent of the picture-perfect grandeur famously seen in photographs of the Taj Mahal.

Wander the mesmerizing Great Hall and gaze at the detail in mosaic patterns and curving archways, which are celebrations of classic Emirati architecture. The meticulously crafted 37-meter wide central dome is one of the largest on Earth.

The palace's key aim is to promote the heritage of the UAE, and nowhere is this more successful than in the House of Knowledge. Learn about the Islamic Golden Age and see the famous Birmingham Quran, one of the oldest surviving records of the Islamic holy book, believed to be over 1,000 years old.

The Presidential Palace complex – one of the rare few open to the public – has spaces for meetings with dignitaries from around the globe. You're free to explore its grand chambers and the Presidential Banquet Hall. See a chandelier comprising 350,000 crystals, and stand where the future of an entire region is decided!

  • Show your smartphone ticket together with your government-issued photo ID at the entrance
  • Opening hours are subject to change, please keep an eye for updates.
  • Visitors can access the library free of charge through a separate entrance upon registration at the Visitor Centre
  • An airport-style security check is in place. Visitors with bags larger than 50 x 30cm will be refused entry. There are no lockers or cloakroom facilities on-site
  • Knives, scissors, long umbrellas, paint, bikes, roller skates, and similar objects, as well as pets or animals are not allowed
  • Non-commercial photography and filming allowed in all areas, except the use of wearable/mounted devices inside the palace or palace grounds
  • Strollers are allowed. A limited number of strollers and wheelchairs are available to rent at the Visitor Centre
  • Free parking on-site
Qasr Al Watan Palace
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:15
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:15
Thursday 11:00 - 17:15
Friday 11:00 - 17:15
Saturday 11:00 - 17:15
Sunday 11:00 - 17:15
Monday 11:00 - 17:15
Qasr Al Watan Palace
Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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  • Cancellation is possible until 48 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 48 hours before your visit.

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3 reviews
Anirood Karthik,  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
02 Nov 2023
Worth every penny. Please go at 5pm in the evening to see the marvelous palace and go to light show sitting area at 630 pm so you can sit in the front and watch the amazing light show towards the end.
Worth every penny. Please go at 5pm in the evening to see the marvelous palace and go to light show sitting area at 630 pm so you can sit in the front and watch the amazing light show towards the end.
Qasr Al Watan Palace
Muhammad Burhan ,  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
15 Nov 2023
Very convenient and the price is lower too. I would strongly recommend
Qasr Al Watan Palace
DI,  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
21 Nov 2023
It was really amazing experience, and
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