Al Ain National Museum, Al Ain

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At Al Ain National Museum, the oldest museum in the UAE, you will find discoveries from the Bronze Age, ethnographic information, and artifacts from Hili Archeological Park. Located next to the Eastern Fort, this museum focuses its exhibitions on regional collections from Al Ain and other significant objects from around the country. Tour this popular museum, which was founded by former President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to learn more about the history of United Arab Emirates and its people. Put Al Ain National Museum and other Al Ain attractions into our Al Ain online holiday builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We enjoyed learning about the history of the people of Al Ain. Very interesting, the story of the oasis. Very clean and easy to get around. The staff were friendly and helpful. A must see.  more »
  • Visited here many, many times...was my go to place on a Friday, after worship and lunch. Would get there and roam around in the adjoining oasis, then visit the museum. This was a place to bring...  more »
  • We visited Al Ain National Museum as part of our tour from Dubai. We were certainly surprised to see an oasis in the middle of the desert in Al Ain. The museum provides a nice glimpse of the people...  more »
  • This is amazing and once in a lifetime experience. I was here during the national day in UAE and what an amazing experience. The place has wooden window, doors, its a small village which is a major contrast from the buildings that are all over the landscape. What an experience. Thank you Al Ain.
  • The oldest museum in the UAE, it tracks the history of Al Ain through a series of interesting displays covering various aspects of local life featuring lifelike human models. Zeroing in on the Bedu people who settled the area, one can easily visualize their lives and homes. Weapons, jewellery, pots, farming and cooking equipment are also displayed.
  • The museum, the oldest in the UAE, is located next to the Eastern Fort (or Sultan Fort). It is on the eastern side of the Al Ain Oasis, the largest oasis in Al Ain. It was built by the former UAE President, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The museum was inaugurated by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, on 2 November 1971.The museum has two main sections on ethnographic and archaeological aspects of the country, especially around Al Ain. It includes finds from the Bronze Age tombs at the Hili Archaeological Park on the outskirts of Al Ain.As of October 2018, there are plans to make restorations to the museum and fort.
  • Very informative place. Must visit the museum to know and see the history of Al Ain and it's nearby places. We enjoyed our visit to the museum and fort. The place is well maintained and worth more than the small entry fee of AED 3.00.
  • A place worth visiting... By name of palace I was expecting to be a magnificent building... but its a very simple building... free from traditional luxuries... but person living here have build up the whole country and brought glory to his country and today people love him as they love their father. Very simple, decent building, well maintained, with a wonderful view of city, fountain, traditional dates trees.. A room inside has the family tree of nahyan family I really enjoyed the visit here... it was really amazing to imagine that a king living in such a simple but decent palace has taken the whole country to height of success and glory.

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