Qasr Al Watan Hosts Forbes 30/50 Summit Opening Gala

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Qasr Al Watan hosted the Inaugural Opening Gala of the Forbes 30/50 Summit yesterday, March 06, 2022. The Summit, which is a global event taking place within the framework of the International Day of la femme, brings together generations of women from both the “30 Under 30” list and the “50 Over 50” list.

As one of the only working palaces of its type in the world, the opening gala took guests on an enriching private tour, giving them insight into Arab architectural design and tradition, access to curated exhibits that feature rare cultural artifacts, manuscripts and art. , and a deeper understanding of the UAE’s journey within the nation’s past, present and future.

The evening at the palace also included a seated dinner prepared by the best women chefs in the UAE, as well as entertainment such as local music, a traditional Ayala show and the original evening show of Qasr Al Watan, the palace in motion, which brought the palace to life in a spectacular sound and light show. Most importantly, the opening gala saw all attendees network and mingle, using AI-driven software, and forge early mentoring conversations.

Led by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the cross-generational event brought together the inspirational honorees along with other global leaders in politics, business and NGOs in what is dubbed the largest gathering of women in the world. world.

With a mission to form world-changing alliances, the event focused on creating cross-generational mentorship opportunities to provide leadership, guidance and insights to women at every stage of their careers, in addition to diverse perspectives focused on women in leadership and entrepreneurship, and rich opportunities for cultural immersion.


About Qasr Al Watan:

Qasr Al Watan is a cultural monument located within the grounds of the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. At Qasr Al Watan, visitors will gain a better understanding of the traditions and governing values ​​of the United Arab Emirates by exploring a well-preserved heritage of knowledge and traditions. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the majestic corridors of the Palais de la Nation, immersing themselves in a world of fascinating exhibits, artefacts and architecture.

The palace also houses the Qasr Al Watan Library, where visitors can explore an extensive collection of books and resources on the political, social and cultural history of the United Arab Emirates.

In 2021, Qasr Al Watan was named “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 Single Tourist Attraction” and in 2019, the Palace was also named “Best Favorite Attraction” by the Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards.

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