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). Plan a trip to Al Ain easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Located near the Al Ain oasis and 1 mile away from Al Jahili Fort. Entrance free of charge. This museum gives you a good understanding of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan way of living. The place is very auste...  more »
  • The architecture and grounds are beautiful, and it was humbling to see how basically the Royal family lived. It was amazing how the design of the palace buildings kept it cool even in the midday sunsh...  more »
  • It's a nice place with various historical artifacts. It provides great insight about Arab culture and UAE history. However, this place doesn't offer any activities, so, 1-2 hours are more that enough ...  more »
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  • 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 !!!
  • 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.
  • Wonderful experience, everyone should visit this place. It will help you to know about the early life of emirates rulers .
  • 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.
  • If youre visiting Alain Visit the best attraction Closing at 7:30 PM now.

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Where to stay in Al Ain

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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