Qasr Al Watan – Presidential Palace
More than just a traditional palace!
Qasr Al Watan is a working Presidential palace and a majestic cultural landmark that invites the world to discover the rich legacy of knowledge and tradition that has shaped the UAE’s journey.
But it is more than just a palace, it is an enriching interactive journey in a contemporary setting that reveals and reflects on governance, knowledge and craftsmanship. Its architecture and design is a tribute to Arabian heritage and artistry.
Also known as ‘Palace of the Nation’, it is the current meeting place for the UAE Cabinet and Federal Supreme Council — the highest constitutional authority in the UAE — where official state visits and global leaders are hosted. It is located at the end of Corniche Road.
One of the palace’s most impressive and unmissable attractions is the family-friendly Palace In Motion event, a spectacular light and sound show that celebrates the UAE’s journey in three breathtaking acts that unfold in front of the main palace after sundown.
The palace also houses the Qasr Al Watan Library and House of Knowledge where history and culture buffs, as well as scholars, can explore a vast collection of books, manuscripts and other resources about the UAE, and learn about the nation’s progressive journey.