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In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi

At Qasr Al Watan, a new cultural landmark in Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace that opened its doors to the public on Monday, visitors will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the UAE's governing traditions and values and will be able to explore a well-preserved legacy of knowledge and tradition.

In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
A new cultural landmark opens its door to public in the Presidential Palace complex in Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
The Palace is the official meeting place for the UAE Cabinet and the Federal Supreme Council.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
The palace will also house Qasr Al Watan Library.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Qasr Al Watan is now open to the public.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Qasr Al Watan, which translate as Palace of the Nation.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Qasr Al Watan, contains interactive exhibitions, a library containing books and resources about the UAE and the House of Knowledge, which highlights the contributions made Arabs to various fields of study.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Qasr Al Watan is now open to the public.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Key features include large white domes, lavish furnishings, gold decorations and immaculate gardens.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Inside Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
The public tours will include the gardens, visitor centre, exhibition and all public spaces.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
The building will be open every day from 10am to 8pm, and tickets for the full tour cost Dhs60 for adults and Dhs30 for children.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
You can also get a garden-only ticket for Dhs25 for adults and Dhs12 for children.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Qasr Al Watan is now open to the public.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
The public tours will include the gardens, visitor centre, exhibition and all public spaces.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
The palace will also house Qasr Al Watan Library.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
The opening of Qasr Al Watan to the public comes in line with the UAE’s ambition to transition towards a knowledge-based economy as part of the Vision 2021 National Agenda.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
Visitors will enjoy a light and sound show which will be projected onto the facade of the iconic building.
In pictures: Inside the UAE's 'Qasr Al Watan' in Abu Dhabi
A story told in three acts, the show draws a link between the aspirations of Qasr Al Watan and the vision of the nation, reflecting on the UAE’s journey of the past, present and future.