Abu Dhabi’s “Palace of the Nation” has just opened its doors to the public, and it’s every bit as impressive as you’d expect.
Based inside the Presidential Palace complex in the UAE capital, Qasr Al Watan pays homage to Arabian heritage and design.
Complete with huge white domes, lush gardens and dramatic chandeliers, the new landmark aims to give visitors a stronger understanding of the UAE’s governing traditions and values.
Once inside, guests can explore exhibitions celebrating Arabic customs as well as experience a spectacular night show, which is held every evening.
The interior, which is decorated using white, yellow and blue to signify the landscape of the region, consists of a number of grand areas including the grand Great Hall as well as a room filled with items gifted to the UAE president by various countries around the world.
It also houses the Qasr Al Watan Library, which boasts a collection of over 50,000 books and resources.