You can now visit the esteemed ‘Al Barza’ at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi

Qasr Al Watan
An exquisite experience at the Palace of the Nation

The esteemed majlis ‘Al Barza’ at Qasr Al Watan is now open to public. This is for the first time since its opening in 2019, its open to visitors at The Palace of the Nation.

The Emirati majlis or council is the UAE’s deep-rooted cultural tradition of hosting meetings . ‘Barza’ refers to a majlis session during which important matters can be brought to the attention of a Sheikh.

An immersive cultural experience awaits visitors at the Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi. The ‘Al Barza’ is the largest space in the Palace after the Great Hall and holds up to 300 guests.

The visitors can learn about the traditional role of a majlis. These are designated spaces for cultural, political and social gatherings that embody the spirit of participatory politics in the UAE.

While political decisions are made in a formal, parliamentary-style Barza, citizens can also connect with their leaders in an informal Barza.

This entails a leader listening to the needs and concerns of the people. It reflects the values of generosity, hospitality and community solidarity of the people in the UAE.

Located right behind the Great Hall, visitors can learn more about the Al Barza through a guided tour. They can also pick up a multimedia guide at the start of the visit.

The exquisite experience at The Palace of The Nation is truly unlike any other. Visitors of all age can explore time to time again.

Visitors journey at Qasr Al Watan is an inspiring and educational tour of Emirati and Arabian excellence. One visit is never quite enough.

Qasr Al Watan is open daily from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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