Qasr Al Watan
Qasr Al Watan
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural Buildings
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:15 PM
About
Qasr Al Watan is an incredible, new and unique landmark in the United Arab Emirates. A Palace brimming with knowledge, offering the world a first-of-its-kind insight into the Arab heritage and the governing principles that shaped the history of the United Arab Emirates and its vision to the future. Qasr Al Watan is more than just a palace, it is an enriching journey in a contemporary setting that reveals and reflects on governance, knowledge and craftsmanship. The Palace offers you a unique opportunity to marvel at majestic hallways that is sure to leave you with a meaningful experience, explore exhibitions that celebrate the region’s rich Arabic heritage and learn more about the rulers and governing institutions that shaped our great nation. You will also gain a deeper appreciation of the innovations that will drive the country’s future.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • ozpix
    Australia505 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand design
    Sensational design of a building. Really enjoyed walking through this place both inside and out. Huge, so much detail and things to look at. A lot of the info inside explaining what the various rooms, etc are used for too was really interesting.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
  • Mapfay
    Devon, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    90 mins at Qasr Al Watan
    Spent a great 90 mins at Qasr Al Watan with the family. Tickets were very reasonably priced, the experience was also well organised. After you enter the visitor centre you either purchase your tickets or for those who are more organised and have bought them online you can go straight to the security screening. Beware no food or drink allowed (other than water). You are then taken to a coach and you have a short 2-3 minute ride through the complex to the main palace. The coach ride has an audio guide that tells you a little about the history of the place. This palace is very recently built, if I heard correctly it was completed in 2017. When you get off the bus and make your way to the main palace, you are greeted by an amazing, decadent, opulent and generally stunning building. Whilst there is not an huge amount to do other than admire the architecture and design, the content and exhibits on display are just enough to keep you interested and not overwhelmed. Genuinely a place worth visiting whilst in Abu Dhabi.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • NYCDB
    New York City, New York4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Palace - take a peek inside
    In a city with many beautiful sites to see, I would place this in the category of “do not miss”. The tour of this presidential palace (he does not live here) was well run and efficient. After purchasing your ticket, air conditioned buses take you to the main building where you can explore. The palace is impressive with its huge doors, high ceilings, and excellent attention to detail. A favorite room is where all of the gifts from foreign leaders are on display. Seeing the massive doors when you walk in gives you an idea of the grandeur.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Horzsi
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful
    It’s just incredibly beautiful. Working office of the presidential office of AD, lovely visit to discover a bit more of the behind the scenes. Only 60 AED/ person Ask for the headphones audio absolutely worth it, 20 AED, but not really advertised. Get it after the bus drops you. Spend about 2 hrs, it’s breathtaking!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • SinghUK
    Paris, France48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely breathtaking
    The Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace is an amazing place. It is a must do if visiting Abu Dhabi on a day trip. The security though is very high and much more than at an airport. So be preapred There are no dress code restrictions and no need for ladies to cover their heads
    Visited August 2023
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Cruiser45805235527
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place
    The place is very beautiful and the decor is luxurious.. I will definitely repeat the visit with my family. I liked the palace very much and the treatment of the staff is very nice, especially Mrs. Balqis, a wonderful example of good treatment and sophisticated style.. Thank you.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Flower53_10
    Tbilisi, Georgia1,590 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful palace
    Very beautiful modern government palace. It is mainly a touristic attraction, however it is used by the government for some official meetings. A lot of marble, gold etc. you have to buy tickets to visit the Qasr and after the bus will drive you till the palace. Also no open shoulders etc are allowed, but they have scarves to cover yourself if needed. In general must visit in Abu Dhabi.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Caroline P
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    It was absolutely breathtaking. A must do visit. I had read about the light show on social media and knowing an evening outing with lights would be a good idea, we didn’t realise how beautiful, and how spectacular it would be. Professional, staff are amazing and so well run. We loved it!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 October 2023
  • CONIGLIA SIERRA
    Rome, Italy34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Qasr Al Watan
    It's beautiful - architecture, chandeliers, peaceful and well signed. The light and sound show is worth going to. Mohammed and Ola, thank you very much for ensuring we found a taxi during a rainy and stormy evening, even offering us the use of your staff shuttle if no taxis were found.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • ramkhallagram23
    Bayside, New York22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best places to see in the entire UAE
    This attraction turned out to be one of my favorites in the entire UAE. Staying in Dubai, I booked it the night before with no expectations just to fill the time in a day trip to Abu Dhabi before my evening tour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. From initially being just a time filler, this tour of Qasr Al Watan turned out to be one of the highlights of my entire trip to the UAE. This palace is jaw-dropping. It's probably the nicest interior of a building I've ever seen in my life. The place is so photogenic that basically anything you point your camera at will turn into a good picture, but at the same time, no camera can do this place justice. It has to be seen in person. I found the Qasr Al Watan tickets to be a great value too. On my trip to the UAE, I've had a few instances where after a certain tour or attraction I felt that it wasn't worth the price and I hate feeling like that after an attraction. Qasr Al Watan was the complete opposite. The tickets were relatively inexpensive to begin with and after touring a building this nice I felt that it was definitely worth the price. I would easily do it again and highly recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 November 2023
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anthony d
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The place is royal and very nice to see and explore. Make sure you go late to benefit from the light show at the end of the day.
Written 15 April 2024
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Touria E
Kearny, NJ1 contribution
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Apr 2024 • Family
Really worth taking a look, beautiful exhibition and the kids loved visiting “the royal palace”. I wish they other more photography locations but overall the experience was great.
Written 13 April 2024
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Lola
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It was very nice. Personal was very sympathetic and ready to help. It is a very nice building. It is recommend to be visited. I think it is a must to be visited. In general I was very positively surprised and enjoyed the visit with my family.
Written 13 April 2024
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Bahaa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The palace is stunningly designed with luxurious, fine architecture. The live music and the hospitality of the staff are truly remarkable.
Written 12 April 2024
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Getaway66715666123
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I am from Travel company Wings n wheels Bangalore India i came along with my family.Qasar Al Watan is a amazing and mesmerizing place it is one of beautiful memories we had in Abu Dhabi Trip... I will definitely send my clients to Qasar Al Watan.
Hats off to adminstration team
Thanks for the opportunity...

Sreenivas N
MD
Wings N wheels
Written 12 April 2024
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Muxar79
Milton Keynes, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Must visit this amazing Palace.
From the entrance to the courtyard, everything is huge and impressive.
Please remember that wearing shorts are not permitted.
Written 11 April 2024
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Alejandra C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Majestic, opulent and a must see in Abu Dhabi. So generous of Abu Dhabi government to share with us such monumental and inspiring place !
Written 9 April 2024
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Susanne G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Be sure to watch if you are in Abu Dhabi. Very exciting, great architecture, everything from the finest. An interesting gift from Germany to the UAE can be discovered.
Written 9 April 2024
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Emanuel S
Brasov, Romania265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I have visited many beautiful palaces/buildings in the world, but this one is maybe the most impressive of all, especially from the inside. It needs at least 3-4 hours to visit only the main building, not mentioning the huge gardens and other exterior facilities of this presidential palace. Even the small facilities inside with labyrinth-type structure contain extremely useful and interesting information about the building, the decorations, etc.
Written 5 April 2024
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wj p
Dubai, United Arab Emirates56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The light show was truly outstanding! Intellectually interesting and creatively spectacular. I felt quite unsettled inside the building: sooo many different designs and decorations. The chandelier in the main meeting room has to be seen to be believed!
Written 3 April 2024
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Qasr Al Watan admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost RM 104.55, while a popular guided tour starts around RM 83.17 per person.



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