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. To visit Al Ain National Museum and other attractions in Al Ain, use our Al Ain itinerary planner.
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  • The museum contains the history of the Beduins. Better to get a guide or someone to explain and guide you through it  more »
  • The Al Ain National Museum is in the heart of downtown Al Ain between the Al Ain Palace Museum and the border with Oman. It is the oldest Museum in the United Arab Emirates and was opened in 1969. Since 1971 the Museum at its current location, the former residence of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed. The exhibition provide the Al ains history from the stone age until the founding of the UAE. There are also exhibits that at numerous sites throughout the region were found, including dating stone tools and arrowheads, up to six millennia before our era. We looked at like about us, found the exhibition but a little "dry". However, a visit is worthwhile in any case.
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  • In the small museum artefacts from the stone age and still photos of the old era of modernization before Al Ain. Next to the Al Ain OASIS, cool.
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  • A must visit place in Oman with great monuments
  • Great historic place...its worthy everyone's visit
  • Beautiful! I love learning the history of the culture.
  • Great for a weekend drive to Dubai if you combine it with couple of other sites.
  • Have the opportunity to see objects with more than 5000 years old front of you is fantastic! Time machine!

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While Al Ain doesn't offer much in the way of true budget accommodations, many of its mid-range and luxury hotels are surprisingly good value. You'll find most hotels in the narrow streets of the old town, as well as some larger resorts around the fringes. Several of the city's hotels have swimming pools, which could provide welcome relief from the blistering heat. You can buy alcohol--heavily restricted throughout the U.A.E--at a few of the large hotels in Al Ain, including the Hilton and the Mercure Grand.
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