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In pictures: Exterior architecture and design of Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan is an exquisitely crafted tribute to the region's Arabian heritage and artistry

In pictures: Exterior architecture and design of Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan reflects centuries of Arabian architectural design and tradition in a palace built for the 21st century. (All image courtesy Qasr Al Watan)

In pictures: Exterior architecture and design of Qasr Al Watan

The Palace took 150 million man hours to build and is part of the 380,000-square-metre Presidential Palace compound.

In pictures: Exterior architecture and design of Qasr Al Watan

Sculptural composition 'Power Of Words' designed by local artist Mattar Bin Lahej in Qasr Al Watan.

In pictures: Exterior architecture and design of Qasr Al Watan

The façade is constructed from white granite and limestone built to last hundreds of years with the colour white chosen as a symbol of purity and peace.

In pictures: Exterior architecture and design of Qasr Al Watan

More than a traditional palace, Qasr Al Watan is an exquisitely crafted tribute to the region’s Arabian heritage and artistry.

In pictures: Exterior architecture and design of Qasr Al Watan

The architectural and interior design echo the significance of the exhibits housed within its walls and the function of its most iconic rooms.