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Qasr Al Watan Abu Dhabi Tickets


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A superlative example of Arabian craftsmanship and architecture, the Qasr Al Watan is housed inside the Presidential Palace Complex. You are sure to find the lush gardens at the place a very soothing sight. The Qasr Al Watan is a representation of the UAE’s rich heritage and its vision of the future. The palace’s library lets you know about the Golden Age of Islam and witness the oldest surviving Quran in the world, the supposedly 1,000 years old Birmingham Quran.

The palace’s exhibits give visitors a deep insight into the Emirati system of governance and its rich culture. Don’t forget to catch the Palace in Motion light and sound show showcasing the palace’s story after sundown. The show is presented in three acts—the past, the present, and the future.


  • Get the chance to view the Banquet Room, House of Knowledge, and Room of Gifts.
  • The chance to admire the rich architecture.
  • The chance to absorb and learn about the royal heritage, culture, and royal customs.

The Highlights

  • The Qasr Al Watan showcases Emirati culture and heritage and its vision of the future which you are sure to find interesting
  • Take a stroll along the superbly maintained landscaped gardens within the palace compound
  • Visit the library with a vast collection of as many as 50,000 books
  • Learn about the story of the palace during the spectacular light and sound show, the Palace in Motion Show
  • Witness the exquisitely crafted 37-meter-wide central dome, the world’s largest

Important Points to Note

  • You shall have to carry a valid proof of ID like your passport or the Emirates ID
  • There are shops selling souvenirs and restaurants in the Qasr Al Watan in the Mall Hall Zone
  • You can’t bring food and drinks from outside into the premises
  • You can’t bring pets into the venue. Service animals with valid identification are an exception though
  • There’s valet parking available at the Visitor Center car park. It’s open every day from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM
  • You may take snaps on your mobiles or DSLR cameras but only for non-commercial purposes
  • Luggage with a dimension of more than 500 x 350 shall not be allowed within the premises
  • Please put your mobile phones on silent mode before you enter the palace
  • The Palace on Motion show is held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM. The timings may however change depending on the sunset timings. You need to appear at least 30 minutes before the show time
  • If you visit the place on any day that the Palace in Motion show is held, the ticket price shall include admission to the show as well
  • You’ve got the enter the Qasr Al Watan by 5:30 PM 

How Should You Reach There?

From Dubai: The palace is at a distance of around 150 kilometers and you can easily reach there by car or taxi via E11 and Al Shahama- Abu Dhabi Rd. You can also take the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street E10.

From Abu Dhabi: Turn to the 1st street after you’ve taken the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway. Take the 2nd exit after that and once you’ve turned right, keep driving straight to the destination.

Cancellation Policy

  • You won’t be charged any cancellation fee if you cancel 48 hours before the scheduled departure
  • In case you are given a refund, you’ll have it credited to your account within 7 working days
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of scheduled departure you will be charged a cancellation fee in full

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • When was the Qasr Al Watan built?

The Qasr Al Watan was built only recently in 2017 and visitors were allowed in only in 2019.

  • What’s the Qasr Al Watan famous for?

The Qasr Al Watan is much admired for its splendid architecture. It is a central dome that is 37 meters wide and is the largest in the world.

  • Is the Palace in Motion show held every day?

No, it’s held only from Thursday to Saturday. It starts at 7:30 PM which may however be changed depending on the time of sunset.

  • Are we allowed to take photographs?

Yes, only with the exception of certain zones where you can’t, you can take photographs. You can’t use the photographs for commercial purposes and avoid taking pictures of the security arrangement there.

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