Qasr Al Watan
Qasr Al Watan
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Points of Interest & LandmarksArchitectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:45 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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  • Sherese
    14 contributions
    Absolutely Beautiful
    This place is spectacular. I love beautiful architecture, and this does not disappoint. I enjoyed the history displays and I was overly excited to visit the library. Even the cafe is great. I had a wrap that was absolutely delicious. It was definitely a great tour.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 27, 2023
  • Cris K
    Buenos Aires, Argentina86 contributions
    A place you shouldn’t miss if you visit Abu Dhabi. A mesmerizing palace full of opulence in every corner.
    Impressive and unexpected wonderful experience. I was never in a place like this! The palace is overwhelming with its beautiful ceilings, chandeliers, floors and the greatness of its saloons. It is a place you shouldn’t miss if you are in Abu Dhabi.
    Written March 8, 2023
  • PatC
    9 contributions
    A Must-See for Any UAE Visitors
    This alone made our drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi worth it. The palace is very impressive from the outside, but the interior design is shocking beautiful. The artistic tile patterns and the opulent chandeliers made me genuinely speechless. Highly recommend any UAE visitor to spend some time here.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 10, 2023
  • John O
    Belfast, United Kingdom411 contributions
    Interesting place to visit
    This is the Place that is used for state functions and meetings of the UAE. Nobody actually lives in the palace. Try and buy your ticket before arriving as you can then jump the queues to get tickets. You will then get on a bus and be taken to the palace. You are free to walk around at your own pace. You just need to dress respectfully but do not have to wear head coverings (for women). There is plenty to see and information boards at the entrance to each of the rooms. allow up to 2 hrs to see it all.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • Joy Y
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom116 contributions
    Stunning
    This palace is jaw dropping beautiful. Everywhere you look there is something as equally beautiful from the last place you looked - walls, floors, chandeliers, ceilings. Very interesting exhibitions inside too, so much cultural and scientific history to attribute to the Arab world.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Greg
    Florida43 contributions
    Great visit to beautiful place
    Wonderful visit. A must see in Abu Dhabi. Gets crowded plan on up to 2 hr to get in if going in afternoon. You are bussed from visitor center to entrance. Beautiful palace with many fascinating rooms. It's a working palace. Book the architectural tour for 70 AED, less than $20 p.p., Very good info in about 35-40 mins. Lots you wouldn't discover on your own then explore yourself after the tour.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 19, 2023
  • George B
    Kingsnorth, United Kingdom4 contributions
    A true must visit
    An exceptional experience that showcase stunning architecture and fabulous fisplay of UAE history and politics. The light show was fantastic and a true wow moment taking you through the journey of the UAE with laser, projection and music. A must visit
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2023
  • ozpix
    Australia505 contributions
    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 April 19, 2023
  • Mapfay
    Devon, United Kingdom32 contributions
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • NYCDB
    New York City, New York4 contributions
    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
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 10, 2023
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Liviu
Bucharest, Romania2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing place to visit as you are in Abu Dhabi learn about culture of this beautiful country and see something to remember
Written February 25, 2024
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Neyama A
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful, it's a must-visit site even if you are staying in Abu Dhbi for a day.
The exhibitions were amazing, I wish I had more time to see the light shows too.
Written February 24, 2024
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Batur B
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fantastic architecture and nice and kind stuff. Well organized and clean. Must visit. I will gladly come back one day to experience this again with my family.
Written February 22, 2024
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KatieB
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
The light in motion show is spectacular and well worth the visit. We have visited Qasr Al Watan previously, so this visit was just to see the light in motion show. The show itself lasts for about 15 mins which was a perfect amount of time.
Written February 21, 2024
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Hello there, we're glad to hear that you had a perfect time at Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we're looking forward to welcoming you soon.
Written February 22, 2024
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Dorci
Budapest, Hungary24 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing architecture, magnificent spaces, Islamic motives. Was a nice experience. Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the light show, maybe next time
Written February 21, 2024
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Dear Dorci, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're happy to hear that you have amazing moments at Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Written February 21, 2024
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S K S
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
Good place to visit if you interested in king office and palace the building and structural design is amazing the stone and glass works done is good
Written February 21, 2024
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Hello there, we're glad to hear that you had amazing experience at Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi. Thank you for sharing your review with us, we are looking forward to welcoming you soon.
Written February 22, 2024
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Anthony K
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
An amazing visit.
An incredible and beautiful palace.
It's rallye incredible.
If you come to Abu Dhabi, you must do this visit.
Written February 19, 2024
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Dear Anthony, we're glad to hear that you had amazing time with us, thank you for sharing your experience at Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi. we're looking forward to welcoming you soon.
Written February 22, 2024
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CTheWorld84
London, UK291 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Qasr-Al-Watan is worth a visit to explore and appreciate the history and use of the palace. Tickets can generally be found cheaper online compared to in-person although there can be a long queue if you have a ticket in advance as they have to validate it. Instead, if you buy tickets in person the queue isn't as long and you can get straight in after buying tickets. So find the best price online and then turn up to see how long the queue is. If it's short, buy tickets online but if not, you might want to pay a bit more for tickets in person and save a 30-40 minute wait in the queue. The light show in the evening is a nice way to finish the day.
Written February 18, 2024
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Hello there, thank you for sharing your nice experience at Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi. We strive to make the visitor experience as smooth as possible, and your feedback helps us improve. We're looking forward to welcoming you soon.
Written February 22, 2024
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Gemma George
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates24 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We visited on a weekday. Arrived for 10am pre booking tickets on the website and the guided tour. I believe the lady’s name was Salma or Selma, she was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and was very friendly.
It got busier as the day preceded so recommend getting there as early as possible.
Written February 17, 2024
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Dear Gemma George, thank you for choosing to visit Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi and for sharing your experience. We're delighted to hear that you had a great time exploring the palace and enjoying the tour. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back soon.
Written February 22, 2024
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Sue A
Preston, UK87 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful palace. Lovely calming colours inside. Lots of information everywhere - we didn't have a guide. Went at 5 and timed it so we caught the sunset on leaving - really pretty. Bought our tickets on-line, easy to do and saved queuing to buy on arrival. Definitely worth a visit
Written February 13, 2024
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Hello there, we're delighted to hear that you had a beautiful time at Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. we're looking forward to welcoming you soon.
Written February 22, 2024
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Qasr Al Watan admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₱1,230.63, while a popular guided tour starts around ₱978.91 per person.



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