Known as the Palace of the Nation
Qasr Al Watan is one of the most intricately designed Arabian architecture Palaces present in the capital. Qasr Al Watan depicts the rich heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi. This traditional landmark is crafted to pay tribute to the regions heritage and artistry.
The craftmanship and artistry of the palace is not only limited to the design of its walls. It can also be seen by the breathe-taking landscape that has been purposely designed to complement the Palace of the Nation’s core architectural elements.
Installation of Arabic art & Islamic geometrical patterns portray a design language throughout the green areas and paving of the Palace.
For those visiting Qasr Al Watan, you have to pay visit to the timeless identity for art structures such as Mattar Ben Lahej’s two silver Power of Words structures. These structures are smaller replicas of the original Power of Words sculpture housed within the Great Hall of the Palace. They echo the inspiring words of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Visitors coming to Qasr Al Hosn can find the National tree of the UAE known as the Ghaf tree. The tree was chosen as a symbol for the UAE’s Year of Tolerance. For its role as a historic and cultural symbol of stability and peace in the UAE’s desert environment.
The Date Palm, Phoenix Dactylifera, which also symbolizes and represents a big part of UAE heritage and tradition, can also be found. Fountains and water features have also been included as part of the overall landscape design. This is to awaken the sense of sound for visitors as they walk through the Palace’s landscape.
Visitors can enjoy the scenic views of the Garden and also spot birds flocking around them. You can never get quite enough of the architectural marvels, artistic wonders, and rich history legacy of Qasr Al Watan.
Qasr Al Watan is open daily from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm and welcomes guests of all ages.
For more information visit: www.qasralwatan.ae