The ‘Palace of the Nation’ will reopen its doors to the public on October 20…

As one of the most visually astounding and culturally relevant landmarks in Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Watan has been dearly missed during its pandemic hibernation.

But the good news is that, as of October 20, the Presidential Palace will be opening its doors to the public once more and sharing the ornate splendor within.


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What’s On

Tickets are just Dhs60 for adults (Dhs30 for kids) to visit the beautiful building, and once inside you can gawp at the epic architecture, visit the great hall and dive into the story behind the birth of the nation.

The popular Palace in Motion Sound and Light show, returns taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. An extravaganza that illuminates stories of the past, present and future of the nation.

Safety on

As with other heritage and entertainment attractions in the capital, you’re no longer able to just turn up and buy entry on the gate. Booking in advance is essential.

Guests will be required to wear masks obviously and thermal screening will be conducted. Signage to help with social distancing has also been placed throughout the Palace.


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What’s Not On

To ensure everybody’s safety, the Symphony of the Nation marching band are currently not performing. It’s also worth noting, the Qasr Al Watan Library will remain closed for the moment.

Al Ras Al Akhdar – Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Watan is closed Mon, open on Sun, Tue and Wed between 10am and 6pm, Thu to Sat midday to 7.30pm, Dhs60. Book on

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