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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Qasr al Watan: A Cultural and Architectural Highlight of the UAE

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7Dnews London

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:28 GMT

The Qasr al Watan, a new cultural landmark in the UAE, opened its doors to the public in 2019. Housed within the Presidential Palace compound, it is a political working place, which hosts official meetings and summits. Visitors can now explore this landmark, which is a triumph of architectural design displaying many traditional features of Arabian Gulf heritage.

The Palace offers much to explore. The Great Hall is a masterpiece of artistry, the highlight of which is the dome, one of the biggest in the world.

Official functions take place in the halls named “Spirit of Collaboration” and “Presidential Banquet”.

Diplomatic gifts that the UAE has received from abroad can be seen in a showcased collection.

Visitors can extend their knowledge in the library and the hall named “House of Knowledge”, which feature unique collections of manuscripts and artefacts.