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Qasr Al Watan + Photo Pass

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Tour the stunning palace of Qasr Al Watan, a true testament to Arabian architecture and craftsmanship. Walk through the luxurious palace, pay a visit to the Qasr Al Watan Library, and explore the intriguing shopping options within the palace compounds. Take back home a personalized souvenir, capturing the fascinating moments of your trip with your photo pass!

highlights

  • Make your way to one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic cultural landmarks, the Qasr Al Watan and admire the architectural marvel at your own pace.
  • Stroll through the luxurious rooms of the palace, the lush gardens surrounding the palace, and exhaust your shopping options within the palace compounds.
  • Spend some time at the Qasr Al Watan Library if you’re a bibliophile, and find books on diverse topics, such as history, archeology, memoirs, heritage, biographies, social sciences, statistics, culture, arts, literature, administration, and many more.
  • Stay back for the exclusive 'Palace in Motion', a fascinating 15-minute exposition that explains the story of Qasr Al Watan in three acts with stunning light and sound effects.
  • Capture the significant moments of your trip with your photo pass and take home a souvenir more personalized than ever.

inclusions

  • Entry into Qasr Al Watan
  • Access to Qasr Al Watan Library and Gardens
  • A photo pass (3 digital photos or 1 printed photo)

strict cancellation policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled

what to expect

Visit the presidential palace of Abu Dhabi that only recently opened to the public: Qasr Al Watan! A contemporary palace built in a traditional Arabian style, this palace is one of the finest examples of Arabic craftsmanship and architecture. The facade of the palace is made of limestone and granite, and holds over 5,000 geometric and floral patterns, each inspired by traditional Arab iconography.

The palace has its own library with books on a wide range of subjects including archeology, history, heritage, memoirs, biographies, human and social sciences, statistics, administration, culture, literature, arts, and many more. It also has its own gift shops; one at the Visitors Center and the other at the palace building. Stay back for the exciting ‘Palace in Motion’ show, a spectacular 15-minute exposition that portrays the story of Qasr Al Watan with the aid of light and sound effects. Projected onto the palace, you will learn all about Qasr Al Watan and UAE’s history in three acts, the past, present, and future in an exciting manner.

While memories fade, a photograph can last you a lifetime! Create personalized souvenirs while at Qasr Al Watan and look back at photographs that bring back fascinating memories of your visit. With a maximum of 5 people captured per pass, and an option to choose between 3 digital photos and 1 printed photo, make sure to capture the best moments of your visit to the stunning palace of Qasr Al Watan.

know before you go

COVID Safety Information

To enter Qasr Al Watan:

  • All vaccinated people need to show a negative PCR test taken not more than 15 days earlier from any accepted center worldwide.
  • All unvaccinated people need to show a negative PCR test taken not more than 96 hours ago from any accepted center worldwide.

Rapid Antigen Test

  • Qasr Al Watan now offers a Rapid Antigen Test for vaccinated/non-vaccinated guests without a valid PCR. The testing is carried out via a third-party company - Lifedx.
  • The testing area is located in the Visitor's Center.
  • The operating time is from 10am - 8pm.
  • Please note that security will do the usual screening and those guests that require the antigen test will be provided with a wrist band for easy identification and sent to the test location.

General Information on the Testing

  • The test cost is AED 50.
  • The result will be sent as an SMS or email to the guest within 15 minutes of sampling.
  • The test is valid for 24 hours only.
  • Antigen test result will not be reflected on the Alhosn app.
  • This is only a screening test. In case the test result is positive, the guest will have to do a PCR test to confirm the result.

Important Information

  • Please make sure to keep your mobile phones on silent mode before entering the palace.
  • You can park your car at Visitors Center Car Park, which also comes with valet parking services.
  • Bags and cases with more dimensions than 500 X 350 won't be allowed inside the palace.
  • 1 adult ticket will include 1 photo pass. Each photo pass will have a maximum of 5 members captured in the photographs.

Accessibility

People who are differently abled can ask for wheelchairs at the Visitors Center.

Operating Hours

1 May to 31 May

Sun to Sat 11am - 8pm

  • Palace open: 11am
  • Last entry for the Palace: 6:30pm
  • Palace closes: 7:45pm
  • Light Show: 8pm
  • Last entry for the Light Show: 7:30pm

1 June to 30 June

Sun to Sat 11am - 8pm

  • Palace open: 11am
  • Last entry for the Palace: 6:45pm
  • Palace closes: 8pm
  • Light Show: 8:15pm
  • Last entry for the Light Show: 7:45pm Ramadan Operational Hours

  • Palace open: Daily at 11am

  • Last entry for the Palace: 4pm
  • Palace door closes: 4:15pm
  • Exhibitions close (clearing time): 4:45pm
  • Palace closes: 5pm
  • No light show during Ramadan

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.
  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid Student IDs.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Please display your tickets at the venue itself.
  • The Qasr Al Watan is located at: Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, PO Box 128717, United Arab Emirates.

Getting There

Take the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway and turn towards the 1st street. After that take the 2nd exit, take a right and keep going straight till you reach the meeting point.

Validity

These are open-dated tickets and can be used anytime within the operating hours. To know the exact validity, please refer to your e-tickets.

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