Qasr Al Watan: visitors return to Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace

The architectural and cultural treasure closed in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic

Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Watan offers a rare glimpse inside a royal court.

The Presidential Palace's network of white domes, ornate buildings and gardens is where global leaders are feted.

But the cultural landmark is now welcoming the public once more.

The palace closed in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic but visitors can now cross its hallowed halls, while following safety rules.

Since it reopened on Tuesday, people have been enjoying the palace experience, as these photos taken by The National show.

The site is open on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm and Thursday to Saturday from 12pm to 7.30pm.

the palace is closed on Mondays and its library is also shut for now.

People must book in advance. Masks are mandatory and visitors will have their temperatures checked before entering the site.

Places will be limited to ensure physical distancing.

Tickets cost Dh60 for adults and Dh30 for children aged 4 to 17.

Qasr Al Watan, in Ras Al Akhdar near Emirates Palace, first opened to the public in 2019.

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