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Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace

Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
4.4/5

Duration

30 Minutes

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Qasr Al Watan is more than a palace, it is a unique testament to the spirit of the United Arab Emirate’s people and its leaders. The Palace invites the world to share our culture, knowledge, and inspiring journey. Qasr Al Watan is more than just a palace, it is an enriching interactive journey in a contemporary setting that reveals and reflects on governance, knowledge, and craftsmanship.

Availability: Daily

Duration: 30 Minutes


Opening Hours

Sunday – Wednesday: Open: 10:00 am, Last Entry: 05:00 pm, Palace Closes: 06:00 pm

Thursday – Saturday: Open: 12:00 pm, Last Entry: 06:45 pm, Palace in Motion Show: 08:15 pm, Last tickets for the show are 07:45 pm


Important Information

  • Passport or Emirates ID is mandatory to be carried during this activity
  • Non-commercial photography and filming are encouraged and allowed
  • There are no cloakroom or locker facilities available on the Palace grounds
  • In consideration for other visitors, mobile phones must be switched to silent
  • Valet parking is available at the Visitor Center car park at a charge of AED 80
  • Prayer rooms available for both men and women at the Visitor Centre and Zayed Gate

Child Policy

  • Children under 4 years will be considered as infant and entry will be free of cost
  • Children aged from 4 to 17 years will be considered as child and charged a child rate
  • Children above age 17 will be considered as an adult and charged the adult rate

Tour Highlight

Opportunity to gain a better understanding of Emirati royalty, culture, and heritage.  Qasr Al Watan is the Presidential palace in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. It is the new cultural landmark in Abu Dhabi, opens its doors to the public to discover the legacy of knowledge and tradition that have formed the journey of the nation, boosting cultural understanding of the UAE.

At Qasr Al Watan, you can learn about the country’s leading traditions and values and discover a well-preserved legacy of information and cultural understanding of the UAE. The Palace also houses a Library where scholars can discover a huge collection of books and resources about the UAE and gain knowledge about the nation’s progressive journey. You will also study the formation of the UAE and its system of governance and have access to halls usually retained for official summits. Visitors will also gain a deep admiration of Arabian architectural quality and academic legacy in a truly inspiring journey.

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Included/Excluded

  • Access to the Palace of Qasr Al Watan
  • Access to the gardens of Qasr Al Watan
  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Food and Drinks

Duration

0-3 hours

Tour's Location

Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi

FAQs

What is the timing of Qasr Al Watan?
Qasr Al Watan is now open 7 days a week from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (Exception closure for notified events).
Palace: Daily 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Library: Closes at 8:00 pm
Ticket Counter: Daily 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Last entry permitted to the Visitor Centre is at 8:30 pm
Where I can park my car?
There are ample parking spaces available and there is no charge to park here. Yes, valet parking is available at the Visitor Centre car park at a charge of AED 52. It is available from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm, 7 days a week.
Are refund possible for the entry fee?
No, there are no refunds on any and all entry tickets.
If I leave the grounds, can I return again?
No, once you exit the premises you will not be able to enter again.
Are Mobile phones & photography allowed in Qasr Al Watan?
Yes, non-commercial photography and filming are encouraged. In consideration for other visitors, mobile phones must be switched to silent.
Is smoking allowed?
Yes, a designated smoking area is located outside the Visitor Centre.
Are pets / Scotties / Bicycles allowed in in Qasr Al Watan?
Animals or pets, Cars, Balls, Scotties, Bicycles, Hoverboards, Pets are not allowed.
Are there prayer facilities in the site?
There are prayer rooms available for both men and women at the Visitor Centre and the Ceremonial Gate.
Internet accessible available for the visitors?
There is no Wi-Fi available throughout the Palace grounds.

Reviews

4.4/5
Based on 36 reviews
Service
4.4 /5
Location
4.4 /5
Value for money
4.4 /5
Over All Experience
4.4 /5
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Chanler Cartier

November 11, 2019

Can recommend to everybody

One of the most amazing places i ever visited. Overall it was quite amazing......
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Janice Lee

November 07, 2019

Incredibly beautiful

Praise be to God, the explanation is accurate for this place... I greet you on this classy site and on the chosen area.
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Glendon Glew

October 26, 2019

.Enjoy the history and the culture of UAE

Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi that is the palace of the Nation has so much to offer to the travelers.
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Halker Hall

October 17, 2019
Gorgeous Palace, The grounds are beautiful too. A must see
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Samari Gaenor

October 14, 2019

Absolutely a must see place

It was magnificent to see the intricate work n architecture of the palace.
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Ammanas

October 13, 2019

Magnificent, must must do when in Abu Dhabi

I trust everybody goes to this region, and I'll go toward the month's end How's it going, Arab folks? I trust you're fine...
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Givans Marsh

September 17, 2019

Well organized. Highly recommended

Qasr Al Watan is a must visit place in Abu Dhabi
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Kyleah Caela

September 06, 2019
It was an amazing experience and i thoroughly enjoyed it...
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Solange Haley

August 27, 2019

Don't miss it

Very sophisticated, and it's worth getting as many people as possible, and I'm sure that a lot of travel lovers want to visit the place.
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Durnil Sameh

August 23, 2019
I really enjoyed the tour of the Qasr Al Watan. Usually, everyone is focused on Dubai, but with the tour of the Qasr Al Watan,... Read more
I really enjoyed the tour of the Qasr Al Watan. Usually, everyone is focused on Dubai, but with the tour of the Qasr Al Watan, you get to know the history of the entire UAE. Less
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Munib Munif

August 11, 2019

Beautifully detailed breathtaking interiors

Qasr Al Watan is a presidential palace that was recently opened to the public, and one of the finest examples of Arabian architecture and craftsmanship.
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Erger Sam

July 22, 2019

Spectacular palace to visit

This is an interesting place if you want to see how a young state creates national heroes and history. The palace is newly built of... Read more
This is an interesting place if you want to see how a young state creates national heroes and history. The palace is newly built of marble and semi-precious stones and dedicated to the founder of the UAE. Less
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ABIYATEH

July 22, 2019

Unbelievable

What a great palace to visit in Abu Dhabi's amazing and very detailed architecture.
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Eachus Eaddy

July 21, 2019

The palace is beautiful

It's a beautiful Palace, it's a reflection of art in the highest form of excellence. Every detail is exquisite, Stunningly beautiful.
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Patrick Diaz

July 17, 2019

Qasr Al Watan Tour

I've been to this area many times, and I like it because of its beautiful scenery and its cool, nice atmosphere, and I advise everyone... Read more
I've been to this area many times, and I like it because of its beautiful scenery and its cool, nice atmosphere, and I advise everyone that it's a great place to spend a great time with your family there, Less
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Ashli Haverfield

July 13, 2019

Friendly Staffs and Excellent Services

It's an Architectural marvel, a perfect blend of modern design with elegance. Luxury redefined in the form of this palace. An unforgettable must see experience... Read more
It's an Architectural marvel, a perfect blend of modern design with elegance. Luxury redefined in the form of this palace. An unforgettable must see experience for all those tourists visiting UAE. Less
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Mahmood

July 13, 2019

Absolutely Amazing Building

Risky, excellent and brilliant spot, I wish to visit it as quickly as time permits.
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Peniel Yuliya

July 05, 2019
Amazing, wonderful and must visit the place.
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Ernest Baker

July 02, 2019

Must visit

Hello, I've gone to this area and I hope everyone will visit it.
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Kris Cheril

June 23, 2019

100% recommend

Wonderful touring option in Abu Dhabi
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Douglas Randy

June 19, 2019
Had a really great time after a long time, an Amazing experience.
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Nicole Howard

June 19, 2019

Amazing and must do

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Kaylie Vasily

June 13, 2019
Very good experience and well recommended all the staff are friendly and the location is excellent.
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Solange Haley

May 24, 2019

Don't miss it

Very sophisticated, and it's worth getting as many people as possible, and I'm sure that a lot of travel lovers want to visit the place.
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Kathy Kelly

May 23, 2019

Unbelievable

An exceptionally wonderful site, an intriguing substance, and extremely helpful data about the movement to the locale
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Cagney Ibtesam

May 20, 2019
A must visit place Not to be missed when in Abu Dhabi.
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Najim Al Din

May 15, 2019

It was a wonderful experience for us

Visited Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Watan and could not help marveling at the beautiful structure and architecture of the place. Amongst all the rooms, I... Read more
Visited Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Watan and could not help marveling at the beautiful structure and architecture of the place. Amongst all the rooms, I loved the library the best. Less
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Joshua Ethan

April 27, 2019
It was a wonderful experience and quite beautiful. Definitely worth the trip out.
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Shristi Collins

April 27, 2019

Beautiful and a must visit palace

Beautiful place. Worth visiting once in life place. Amazing experience. Should try once in life.
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Kazem Khadem

April 10, 2019

Great architecture. Lovely garden

This is a must who wants to see beyond the huge buildings, malls, and amusement parks. You get a great insight into the history of... Read more
This is a must who wants to see beyond the huge buildings, malls, and amusement parks. You get a great insight into the history of the United Arab Emirates. Plus, the architecture is fabulous. Less
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Jacob Ethan

March 04, 2019
Great people, amazing experience and fabulous facilities...
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Joshua William

February 13, 2019
Overall it was quite amazing
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Neith Aadhi

February 11, 2019

An amazing and must visit place in Abudhabi

Stunning architecture, very clean, well displayed artefacts, the ambience was perfect.
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Caylor Fenrir

December 26, 2018

Absolutely stunning place

It's was a wonderful place when art and history meet together...
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Nazimuddin Nazmi

December 11, 2018

Its a must when you are in Abu Dhabi

Very beautiful palace with great architecture. The guided tour is also very detailed and explains about the palace very well.
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Dyal Akbar

November 12, 2018
The tour guide was helpful and an intelligent one who provided us all the essential information.
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