Tickets for Qasr Al Watan Palace

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

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Overview
Opening hours
Qasr Al Watan Palace
Tuesday:  10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 20:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 20:00
Friday:  10:00 - 20:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 20:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 20:00
Monday:  10:00 - 20:00
Library
Tuesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 19:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 19:00
Friday:  10:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 19:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 19:00
Monday:  10:00 - 19:00
Legma (Visitor Center)
Tuesday:  10:00 - 20:30
Wednesday:  10:00 - 20:30
Thursday:  10:00 - 20:30
Friday:  10:00 - 20:30
Saturday:  10:00 - 20:30
Sunday:  10:00 - 20:30
Monday:  10:00 - 20:30
Legma (souvenir shop)
Tuesday:  10:00 - 19:30
Wednesday:  10:00 - 19:30
Thursday:  10:00 - 19:30
Friday:  10:00 - 19:30
Saturday:  10:00 - 19:30
Sunday:  10:00 - 19:30
Monday:  10:00 - 19:30
Dhiyafaat
Tuesday:  12:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  12:00 - 19:00
Thursday:  12:00 - 19:00
Friday:  12:00 - 19:00
Saturday:  12:00 - 19:00
Sunday:  12:00 - 19:00
Monday:  12:00 - 19:00
Al Fowala
Tuesday:  10:30 - 19:00
Wednesday:  10:30 - 19:00
Thursday:  10:30 - 19:00
Friday:  10:30 - 19:00
Saturday:  10:30 - 19:00
Sunday:  10:30 - 19:00
Monday:  10:30 - 19:00
Ticketing Counter
Tuesday:  10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday:  10:00 - 18:30
Thursday:  10:00 - 18:30
Friday:  10:00 - 18:30
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:30
Sunday:  10:00 - 18:30
Monday:  10:00 - 18:30
Palace in Motion Ticketing Counter
Tuesday:  18:30 - 19:30
Wednesday:  18:30 - 19:30
Thursday:  18:30 - 19:30
Friday:  18:30 - 19:30
Saturday:  18:30 - 19:30
Sunday:  18:30 - 19:30
Monday:  18:30 - 19:30
Highlights
  • 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
Description

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!

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Ticket features
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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Admission to Qasr Al Watan Palace, its exhibitions, and gardens
The Palace in Motion light show (starts at 21:00 for a duration of 15 minutes)
Guided tour
Instructions

Please show your smartphone ticket at the cash desk.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Qasr Al Watan Palace
Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info
  • 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
Insider tip

The palace comes to life in a display of light and color after dark. If you're exploring Qasr Al Watan late in the day, make sure to stick around for the Palace in Motion show, which begins at around 9 pm.

Liam
Copywriter
Ratings & reviews
4.8
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Dec 3, 2019
Beautiful place,but strong rules in front door with security. They took it my selfie stick,but for others now,strange.And if you will be there long time and you are smoker,there is no chance to smoke,security will take your cigarettes, than bus will bring you to the palace, so you don't have any choice to smoke during 3-4 hours. Sad...
Nov 30, 2019
Charming..like a fairytale
Nov 27, 2019
From the reception at the parking lot, where we were escorted to entrance till the time we exited. Every moment was comfortable.

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