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Qasr Al Watan - Skip the Line Tickets

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Skip the Line
  • Make your way to the remarkable Qasr Al Watan, one of Abu Dhabi's most sought-after cultural attractions.
  • Skip-the-line access lets you bypass long ticketing queues and head right in.
  • Delve in the architectural expertise of this landmark, a true testament to fine Arabian craftsmanship.
  • Head to the Qasr Al Watan Library and discover books on archeology, heritage, memoirs, and biographies, among others.
  • Step out into the lush green gardens of Qasr Al Watan and bask in the natural beauty of it all.
  • Stick around and catch the Lights and Sounds Show, featuring the story of UAE in three brilliant acts: past, present, and future.

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.
  • A Rapid Antigen test was previously available at Qasr Al Watan but now it's not. If a guest takes an antigen test at any of the Yas Island Theme Park locations, they can enter Qasr Al Watan on the same day.

These tickets cannot be canceled but offer extended validity. Please refer to the e-tickets to know the exact validity.


Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi | Qasr Al Watan

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi, also known as Qasr Al Watan, or Palace of the Nation, is the presidential palace of the United States Of Arab Emirates. It is located in Abu Dhabi, standing high above Abu Dhabi City, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the island of Abu Dhabi. The Presidential Palace was built in 1968 and was used as a private residence for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and was opened for the public in 2019.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Reopens Post COVID-19

After several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi, or Qasr Al Watan, has reopened for the public from 20 October 2020. It has reopened following all the safety measures and health guidelines as laid out by the authorities to ensure a safe visit for the guests.

COVID-19 Safety Measures & Guidelines at The Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi

  • Guests above 16 can use the  Alhosn UAE App app to access the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi by showing a “green pass” status on the app and providing proof of full vaccination status. 
  • The unvaccinated UAE nationals and residents can only enter by showing proof of vaccine exemption in the Alhosn UAE App. The proof of vaccination or vaccine exemption can only be evidenced using the Alhosn UAE App.
  • Guests without the Alhosn UAE App can also enter the Presidential Palace by providing proof of complete vaccination and a negative PCR test taken within the last 14 days before the visit.
  • To ensure a safe and healthy experience, the attraction has implemented an extensive cleansing and sanitizing protocol with increased frequency for disinfection across the entire Palace.
  • To ensure a safe experience, Qasr Al Watan will be operating with reduced capacity to ensure social distancing protocols are followed.
  • All visitors will have to undergo thermal screening before entering the attraction.
  • Following the social distancing protocols, guests will have to wear masks at all times while inside the palace unless advised otherwise by staff members. 
  • Hand sanitizers are placed at different places throughout the palace. Visitors are encouraged to sanitize their hands frequently.
  • For ease of navigation, visitors can download the Palace map instead of using a printed map.
  • To avoid contact, visitors are encouraged to book their tickets online and use contactless payment methods.

Why Visit Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi?

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  • The Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi was built in 1968 to serve as a private residence for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. When he became the emir of UAE, Qasr Al Watan became his Presidential office.
  • Considered to be the nation’s birthplace, Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi is an important monument that reflects UAE's ancestry and celebrates the country’s heritage. It also shows how much UAE values its history.
  • Visit the palace to learn about the Presidential Office and its history and get to know about the country’s interesting past, present, and plans for the future.
  • Get to admire one of the finest examples of Arabian architecture and craftsmanship as you explore the palace compounds. Spend your time at the Qasr Al Watan Library or enjoy the shopping options in the palace.

Your Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Tickets Explained

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Skip The Line Tickets

  • Save your time with this ticket by skipping the ticketing lines to the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, and get to admire the architectural brilliance and Arabian craftsmanship.
  • Book Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi skip the line tickets and gain access to the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, which happens to be a cultural landmark of the city, celebrating the heritage of the country.
  • Get access to the Qasr Al Watan Library and spend your time shopping at the palace complex or marveling at the vibrant gardens surrounding the palace. Enjoy the amazing light and sound show and learn about the country’s history.
Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Combo Tickets

Combo Tickets

  • Book the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi combo tickets and get access to the city’s cultural landmark, the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, along with access to different key sites in the city.
  • These combo tickets allow access to different amazing tourist attractions of Abu Dhabi like the Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld,  Warner Bros. World, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, etc. 
  • Make the best use of your ticket to get to know about the history of the city, its present, and its future plans at the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi. While you admire the architectural works at the Presidential Palace, spend your time at the Qasr Al Watan Library or shopping at the palace complex to enjoy an amazing day.

Discounted Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Tickets

Book your Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi tickets online to enjoy discounted prices. While children aged 4 to 17 years enjoy discounted prices for some of the tickets, infants below the age of 3 get to visit the site with free tickets. Visitors are requested to check their ticket information before purchasing.

What is the Best Way to Buy Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Tickets? Book Online 

If you are planning to visit Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi, make sure to purchase your tickets online. Booking your tickets online for Qasr Al Watan will help you enjoy several benefits and advantages.

  • Convenience: Purchasing your tickets online can help you book your slots from the comfort of your home or office. As your tickets will be sent to you electronically, you will not have to carry any paper tickets with you, eliminating the chance of misplacing them.
  • Time Savings: Purchasing your tickets online can help you save time as you will not have to spend time queueing up at the ticketing counter.
  • Advance Booking: As you book your tickets in advance, you won’t have to worry about issues like tickets being sold out, but enjoy bookings for the slots at your convenience.
  • Discounts: Booking your tickets online helps you enjoy amazing deals and discounts on your tickets, making your experience all the more awesome.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Highlights

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Architecture

One of the key highlights of the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi is the structure of the palace which stands as the finest example of Arabic architecture and craftsmanship. The palace is mostly white as the face is made of limestone and white granite, making it look all the more beautiful and glamorous with the decorations. The 350,000 pieces of crystal in the chandelier, the dome, the hall, and the east and west wings are something that is hard to miss.

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Library

The Qasr Al Watan Library is a prestigious library in Abu Dhabi, reflecting the UAE Vision 2021. It is an impressive and important addition to the existing Abu Dhabi public library network. It has a large collection of knowledge material in different fields and languages, stored in different mediums, including the latest technology and techniques.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi House Of Knowledge Tickets

House Of Knowledge

It houses some of the rarest books and manuscripts of the country, along with several historic calligraphy works. It also traces the origins of Arabian libraries. The room has a vast collection that includes knowledge materials and collections of historical documents and official papers that shed light on how the nation has contributed in different fields of knowledge and helped in advancement.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Art Installations Tickets

Art Installations

There are four major art installations in the Great Hall at the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi. One of the key art installations is the ‘Power Of Words’ artwork made by Mattar Bin Lahej. It happens to be made of gold featuring words from an Arabic quote of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayan. It is one of the key highlights of the Great Hall.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Majlis Tickets

Majlis

Also known as the Al Barza, the Majlis at the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi is a significant part of the palace. It is known for its intricate design, symbols, and details in the architecture representing the cultural history of the UAE. It is said that the high columns were inspired by the waves at the UAE shores.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Great Hall Tickets

The Great Hall

The huge palace archways lead to the massive Great Hall which has intricate gold and earth-toned architectural details. The complex designs are all over the interiors, making it a breathtaking sight as it gets complemented by the large dome that is 37 meters in diameter and is decorated with intricate patterns.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Light & Sound Show Tickets

Light & Sound Show

The Light and sound show at the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi palace is one of the key highlights as that is when the palace almost comes to life. The show also happens to be a learning experience as visitors get to learn a lot about the palace and UAE’s history, present and future projects.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Spirit Of Collaboration Tickets

Spirit Of Collaboration

Named as ‘Spirit Of Collaboration,’ this is the official meeting room for the highest constitutional authority in the UAE  at the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi. It also hosts official summits and houses the enormous chandelier made from 350,000 pieces of crystal.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Presidential Gifts Tickets

Presidential Gifts

One of the exhibits in the east wing of the palace houses the diplomatic gifts that were exchanged with different nations. These presidential gifts stand as symbols of good faith between the UAE and different countries.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Tickets Presidential banquets

Presidential Banquet

You can also explore the Presidential Banquet area to get to know how the world’s leading dignitaries enjoy the unique Emirati hospitality.

Plan Your Visit To Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi

Timings
Getting There
Accessibility
Presidential Palace Timings
  • Timings: 11:00 AM to 6:45 PM
  • Last entry: 5:30 PM
  • Last tickets for the Palace In Motion show: 6:30 PM
  • Palace in Motion Show: 7:00 PM

General Duration Of Visit: 1 to 2 hours

Palace In Motion Show Timings
  • Timings: Every day 7:00 PM.
  • Last Entry: 30 minutes before showtime.

Note: Please check the timings beforehand as they are subject to change with sunset timings.

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Resturant Timings

Restaurant Timings: As per Palace timings 11:00 AM to 6:45 PM

Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Tickets

Address: Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi, PO Box 128717, United Arab Emirates.

Find it on the map.

  • By Bus: Bus Lines: 10 & 34
    Nearest Bus Stop: Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi.
  • By Car: Duration From Airport: 35 mins (39 kms)
    Free Car Parking: Visitor Centre Car Park (Free)
    Note: Paid Valet Parking Service Currently Unavailable 
Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Tickets
  • Wheelchair on loan for elderly & people of determination
  • Complimentary access to one companion of people of determination.
  • Prayer Facilities (Temporarily Unavailable)
  • Smoking Area.
  • Dining Facilities 
  • Shopping Facilities- for shopping mementos, reflecting UAE’s rich heritage and the Palace’s intricate designs.
  • Light & Sound Show

Visitor Tips

  • The Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi allows photography in the palace compounds. Please note that only non-commercial photography and filming are encouraged.
  • Please make sure your mobile phones are on silent mode during your visit to the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi.
  • Visitors can purchase food and drinks from Legma located at the Visitors center’s exit and Palace exit. Please note that food and drinks are prohibited in the great hall and the palace rooms, and they must be consumed in the restaurant areas or in the palace gardens.
  • Smoking is only allowed in the designated area outside the Visitor Center.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • The light and sound show - Palace In Motion is a fascinating aspect of the attraction. It is about 15 minutes long and should not be missed.
  • Qasr Al Watan is a respectable site in the country, and visitors should follow the dress code. Ladies are required to wear long-sleeve shirts, and long skirts or pants as no short sleeves, tank tops, or short skirts are allowed. Gentlemen are required to wear long pants as shorts are not allowed.

All Your Questions About Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi Tickets Answered

Q. How much do the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi tickets cost?

A. The Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi provides a wide range of ticket prices for adults and children, depending on the facility you wish to access. Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi’s ticket prices start from AED 60.

Q. Can I get my Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi tickets refunded if I am unable to go?

A. The cancelation policy of Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi tickets depends on the type of ticket you purchase.

Q. Can I book Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi tickets online?

A. Yes, you can only book your Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi tickets online.

Q. What is the minimum age for visitors to Qasr Al Watan or Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi?

A. Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi recommends that children under 16 years be accompanied by an adult while visiting the Presidential Office. However, they may not necessarily be allowed access if they are below 16 years of age. Parents are advised to check with Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi before visiting the Presidential Office.

Q. Can visitors bring food and drinks to the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi?

A. Visitors can purchase food and drinks from Legma located at the Visitors center’s exit and Palace exit. Please note that food and drinks are prohibited in the great hall and the palace rooms, and they must be consumed in the restaurant areas or in the palace gardens.

Q. How long does it take to explore Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi?

A. Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi provides different duration tours depending on your interest and availability. Depending on the kind of visit you are looking forward to, it can either take an hour or two to explore the palace completely.

Q. What are the Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi's opening hours?

A. The Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi, or Qasr Al Watan, opens at 11 AM daily and closes at 6:45 PM.

Q. Is the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi now open?

A. Yes, the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi or Qasr Al Watan, has reopened post-Covid.

Q. Is it safe to visit the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi?

A. Yes, it is safe to visit the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi as the palace has reopened following all the safety measures to ensure the health and safety of its visitors.

Q. Has Qasr Al Watan or the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi reopened post-Covid?

A. Yes, Qasr Al Watan has reopened post-Covid. The Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi has reopened following all the safety measures and health guidelines.

Q. Does the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi have discounted tickets?

A. Yes, you can book tickets to the Presidential Palace of Abu Dhabi or Qasr Al Watan online to enjoy discounted tickets for children aged 4 to 17 years and for infants below the age of 3.