Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain

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Visit the former home of the late founder of the nation at Al Ain Palace Museum. Built in 1910, the palace displays striking architecture, with large courtyards and tiered towers located within high palace walls. A museum since 1998, the palace showcases art contemporary to the rule of Sheikh Zayed, tells the story of his political and private biography, and details what life was like at the palace. Tour the grounds and enjoy the exhibits, which are set across multiple ornate majlis (rooms for receiving visitors). It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Al Ain Palace Museum and many more Al Ain attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Al Ain tourist route planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    I was in the area and stopped reading museum imagined more. Instead (for the few minutes of my stay) I saw some rooms furnished with carpets and paintings of Zayed
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  • August 8, 2017
    We were lucky to have a great docent. She walked us through the history and the family lineage. As well, she was knowledgeable about the different rooms and the configuration of the palace. It is the ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Al Ain has unfortunately only a few highlights, but here one can stop quite times. Stay but maximum 1 hour
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  • July 30, 2017
    Apparently this was the home to the last ruler of emirates. Free entry, must try there local brewed coffee at the entrance. There is no tour guide here so you can walk around as you please and learn about the culture of emiraties and how they lived there day to day life. A lot of history at this place, can easily spend 2-3 hrs exploring the castle, wonderful spots for some nice clicks. Can't miss to visit this if in the area !!!
  • September 6, 2017
    One of the must visit places if you are visiting Al Ain. You will come to know how former UAE rulers lived. Maintained well and free entry.
  • August 18, 2017
    Wonderful experience, everyone should visit this place. It will help you to know about the early life of emirates rulers .
  • July 27, 2017
    One of the best places in Alain, UAE. It has many things to attract your interest if you want to know the old Arabic life style and the culture they had years ago.
  • August 2, 2017
    If youre visiting Alain Visit the best attraction Closing at 7:30 PM now.

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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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