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Project name
Qasr Al Watan
Abu Dhabi - UAE
MOPA / Wilson Associates
Type of Services provided
Cost Management Consultancy
Project Timeline
Status Completed
Start Date Jul. 2013
Completion Date Jun. 2017

Qasr Al Watan, located within the UAE's Presidential Palace compound, spans 380,000 m2. Built between 2010 and 2017, this grand palace features over one million square meters of detailed stonework and 22,000 cubic meters of decorative elements reminiscent of the Mughal era. Initially, its primary use was to accommodate foreign dignitaries and host meetings for the supreme council and federal cabinet.

In 2019, a significant decision was made by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to open the palace to the public, showcasing the UAE's rich heritage. Consequently, Qasr Al Watan transformed into a prominent global symbol of art and culture.

The palace's construction involved collaboration with various firms. From July 2013 to June 2017, DG Jones and Partners seconded two staff members to Wilson Associates. Their role focused on Post-Contract Cost Control Services, particularly for the interior fit-outs of the Vice President Wing and the Crown Prince Wing. This project took place on the Ras Al Akhdar peninsula in Abu Dhabi.