Qasr Al Watan – Presidential Palace

Escape from Abu Dhabi’s usual sights and find your way to the extraordinary Qasr Al Watan or the Palace of the Nation! A striking segment of the capital city’s Presidential Palace complex, Qasr Al Watan is where the significant government buildings are located. Besides the meeting place of the country’s supreme constitutional authority, it also serves as a venue to host the global leaders during their UAE visit. As it’s now opened to the public, come trace the footprints of royals while gaining a better understanding of the Emirati culture, heritage and architectural opulence.

Experience one of the finest in the Royal Arabian architecture as you step inside the facility and find yourself under the country’s largest central dome. Watch videos displaying the intriguing facets of the palace architecture and further work your way across its diverse sections enriched by intricate, attention to detail artistry. Admire the massive chandeliers with over 300,000 crystal pieces, discover the Room of Gifts with the choicest items on display, check out the House of Knowledge, and marvel at the extravagance of the Presidential Banquet area, among others.

There are many attractions that allow for immersive experiences; try producing fascinating calligraphy on interactive screens and spectacle an evening light and sound show which not only steps you back in time but also journeys you through present and into the future. Featuring a vast array of authentic publications on the region’s culture, history, archaeology, and constitution, Qasr Al Watan library deserves a special mention too. You’ll also get to explore the lush landscape surrounding the palace. Take a walk under the elegantly tranquil archways and get the best views of palace from its lawn.

Inclusions

  • Opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Emirati royalty, culture and heritage
  • Experience a slice of the region’s royal architectural opulence
  • See its diverse sections including Room of Gifts, House of Knowledge and Presidential Banquet Room.

Timings

  • Open: 11:00am
  • Last entry: 6:45pm
  • Palace closes: 8:00
  • Palace in Motion show: 8:15
  • Last entry to the Palace in Motion show: 7:45

Opening hours are subject to change, please keep an eye for updates.

Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of dignitaries and world leaders as you step into Qasr Al Watan inside the Abu Dhabi Presidential Complex.
  • Get the chance to stand under the region’s largest central dome in its Great Hall.
  • Uncover the royal Emirati culture as you explore its other sections such as the Presidential Banquet, House of Knowledge, and Qasr Al Watan Library, among others.
  • Watch the fascinating light show (Palace in Motion) on your regal outing here in the evening.

Important Note

  • Al hosn app required only for residents people, tourist need to show RT PCR Report and vaccination certificate.
  • Required 14 days valid RT PCR test report ( UAE based lab )
  • A Fully Vaccinated report is required.
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Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring a swim suit, towel and sunscreen
  • Minimum 2 Pax Required to Operate this Tour. If you are less then 2 Pax it is better to confirm before booking the tour.
  • Please note that pick-up and drop off are only provided from hotels in Abu Dhabi. Please wait in your hotel lobby
  • Kindly note that Tour is not recommended for Pregnant Women, people suffering from Backache.
  • During the Month of Ramadan / Dry Days No Live Entertainment & Alcohol Drinks will be served as per the Government guidelines. For detailed inquiry on it please Mail us at info@vootours.com
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Useful Information

  • Seating arrangement for all transfers are as per the availability & it is allotted by our tour manager.
  • The pick up/drop off timing can be modified as per the trip schedule. This also may change depending on traffic conditions and your location.
  • Some of the mentioned inclusions may remain closed on weekends or specific days as per the government norms for which we does not hold the responsibility.
  • The actual transfer timing may vary up to 30/60 minutes to the time listed on the website.
  • Summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months.
  • Having good quality sunglasses, sunscreen and hat are advisable when in direct sunlight.
  • Private Transport can be organized on request for all tours.
  • Leaving of your personal belongings like Media equipment, wallets or any other valuable items in our vehicles or tour sites is solely at your own responsibility. Our drivers and tour guides will not be responsible for it.
  • No strollers allowed inside the vehicles without prior information so please inform us  at the time of making the reservation.
  • Children from 3 to 12 years must be accompanied by an adult in the water in any of the water activities
  • On Islamic occasions and National holidays the tour will not serve alcohol and there will be no live entertainment.
  • Please read carefully and understand the contents of the Tour Brochure / itinerary, the ‘Terms and Conditions’, Price Grid and such other documents as may be applicable, as all these will form part of your contract with us once you affect the booking.
  • Photography of UAE residence especially ladies, military institutions, government buildings and installations, is strictly prohibited.
  • Littering is a punishable offence and offenders may face penalties in the form of fines.
  • Smoking inside public areas is not allowed.
  • Some tours require your original passport or Emirates ID, we have mentioned this information in the important notes so please ensure that you read the important information, we will not be responsible if you miss any tour where your passport or ID is mandatory.
  • We reserves the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
  • No refund for partly utilized services.
  • Due to any uncontrollable circumstances i.e. (traffic conditions, vehicle breakdowns, delay by other guests, weather circumstances) if the tour gets delayed or cancelled, we will provide alternate options if possible.
  • If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then we will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

    • We reserves the complete right to reschedule an itinerary or route, adjust pricing, or even cancel a tour whenever, at its sole discretion, mainly if we deems it is vital for your safety or convenience.
    • Unused inclusion in a tour package is non-refundable.
    • Any guest failing to reach on time at the designated pick-up point will be considered a no-show. No reimbursement or alternative transfer will be arranged in such circumstances.
    • Should a tour booking be cancelled or altered for reasons of bad weather, vehicle issue or traffic problems, We will make all sincere efforts to arrange alternative service with similar options, however, based on its availability.
    • The arrangement of seating will depend on its availability and will be done by our driver or tour guides.
    • Pick-up and drop-off timings listed on the website are approximate, and they will be adjusted as per your location as well as traffic conditions.
    • Coupon Codes can be redeemed only through online booking process.
    • We reserve the rights to charge 100% No show charges if guest is not turning up on time for the pick up.
    • If in any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location then we will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.
    • Seating arrangement are done as per the availability & it is decided by Driver or Tour Guide except in case of private transfers.
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