Abu Dhabi, UAE: In line with the UAE’s wider commitment to collaborative social responsibility and in a bid to support and engage senior citizens in the community, the UAE’s unique cultural landmark Qasr Al Watan, welcomed more than 90 senior Emirati citizens on 20 and 21 March, 2023 to enjoy a day at The Palace of the Nation and explore the history, traditions and journey of the UAE.
During their enriching visit, visitors had the opportunity to explore the Palace’s stunning architecture, where they observed traditional Arabian art and Islamic geometrical patterns along with intricate designs and rare artifacts, in addition to the significant art sculptures by Mattar Bin Lahej, ‘The Power of Words’, reflecting a quote by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Accompanied all times with tour guides, Qasr Al Watan’s special visitors were introduced to a glimpse of the UAE’s future while also highlighting the rich legacy they helped build for their country. Additionally, the tour took them into the specifics of the UAE’s system of governance and the multiple open exhibits showcasing the nation’s founding fathers and history.
The senior visitors had a chance to socialize with one another over a delicious lunch at al fowala followed by a wonderful leisurely walk outdoor in the Palace Gardens where they enjoyed the crisp weather, stunning fountain view and the unmatched Abu Dhabi Skyline. As a gesture of appreciation and a way to commemorate their visit, the senior visitors were personally gifted with hand-picked souvenirs from Qasr Al Watan.
The exquisite experience at Qasr Al Watan is truly unlike any other, for visitors of all ages to explore time and time again. With its architectural marvels, artistic wonders and historical legacy, one visit to Qasr Al Watan is never quite enough. To plan your visit to the Palace and enjoy the light and sound show please visit the website: www.QasrAlWatan.ae .
About Qasr Al Watan:
Qasr Al Watan is a cultural landmark housed within the Presidential Palace compound in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. At Qasr Al Watan, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the UAE’s governing traditions and values by exploring a well-preserved legacy of knowledge and tradition. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the majestic hallways of the Palace of the Nation, as they delve into a world of fascinating exhibitions, artefacts and architecture.
The Palace also houses the Qasr Al Watan Library, where visitors can explore a vast collection of books and resources on the UAE’s political, social and cultural history.
In 2021, Qasr Al Watan was named the ‘Middle East's Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction’ by the World Travel Awards for the second consecutive year. In 2020, Qasr Al Watan was recognized by MENALAC as the ‘Best Unique Visitor Attraction’ and in 2019 the Palace was also named ‘Best Favorite Attraction’ by the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards.
For more information visit: www.QasrAlWatan.ae
Ayat Abu Hantash
Head of PR