Uae Presidential Palace Overview

The United Arab Emirates Presidential Palace, locally known as the Qasr Al Watan, is definitely one of the most magnificent examples of Arabic craftsmanship and architecture. The UAE Presidential Palace is the residence of the President, Vice President and also the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The design and unique structure are representative of the cultural wealth and architecture ingenuity of the country of UAE.

The UAE Presidential Palace is also home to one of the largest libraries in the country, containing rare books about history, archaeology, memoirs, administration, literature, arts, statistics, biographies, human and social sciences and many more. The palace is surrounded by manicured gardens which you can roam at your leisure, without having to pay a fee. Visitors can also admire the exhibition room that portrays elements and relics from the rich history of Abu Dhabi.


The UAE Presidential Palace has a light and sound show for the entertainment of tourists who visit the Palace. The three parts of the show represent the past, present and future, which in turn depict the history and growth of the nation over the years.

Location: Al Riyadh Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Timing: Monday to Sunday (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)

Entry Fee: Free entry for the lobby and exhibitions gallery in the Palace. For a complete tour of the palace and the garden, you need to pay an entry fee of 60 DH (1,174 INR) for adults and 30 DH (587 INR) for children between 4 to 17 years of age.

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