Qasr al Watan, which means. “Palace of the Nation,” is also referred to as the Presidential Palace. It is where the supreme council and federal cabinet hold meetings. It was not open to the public until March of 2019.
Nothing prepared me for the grandeur of this place. The outside is very impressive but when you enter through the oversized doors, the scale and craftsmanship of it is staggering. It has some wonderful small rooms off to the sides that hold historical pieces and gifts from visiting dignitaries. There is also a nice cafe, but the real show is the buolding itself. Unlike many things in Abu Dhabu this costs around 16 dollars per person. There is also a spectacular night show outside with dramatic lighting and music.
Watch “Explore Qasr Al Watan in numbers” on YouTube https://youtu.be/cLK1AOgiPg
I recommend visiting late afternoon so that you can catch the evening light show