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

Qasr Al Watan Palace
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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Audio guide: English
Wheelchair accessible
Provider: priohub
Registered address: Travel Centre, P.O. Box1 515, Dubai, United Arab Emriates, -, Dubai, AE
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Admission to Qasr Al Watan Palace, its exhibitions, and gardens
The Palace in Motion show (15 minutes)
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.
  • Try to schedule more group visits in the morning (if exclusively for the palace tour without the light show) and avoid the 1 pm - 4 pm slot as this timeframe experiences peak visitor traffic
  • Tour group buses are not permitted to stop in front of the visitor center for guest drop-offs: they should use the designated parking area
  • Visitors can access the library free of charge through a separate entrance upon registration at the Visitor Centre
  • 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
  • There are no lockers or cloakroom facilities on site
Qasr Al Watan Palace
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
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 date.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 48 hours before your visit date.

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3 reviews
30 May 2024
Beautiful Palace filled with beautiful and interesting artifacts and information. Visit in the evening and stay for the light show at 8 pm . Cafe with hot and cold food beverages.
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