Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, Al Ain

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#2 of 12 in Museums in Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Visit the former home of the late founder of the nation at Sheikh Zayed 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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  • We visited this place from the opening morning. It was quiet so that we could visit quietly. The complex is fairly extensive and all can be visited. The Museum was especially dedicated to the time where we were, to the German Explorer Thesinger, a guy who wasn't cold in the eyes. It was very interesting.
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  • Birth of the Sheikh Zayed Palace; Overview of the life of the Sheikh before oil; visit interesting and cool
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  • You should better visit Al-Ain in winter. So many old streets, buildings and of course palms)) We find this tour on Must2go. What can I add: you should visit this place for once, if you are lucky to b...  more »

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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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