Al Ain National Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
  • Address: Al Mutawaa - Al Ain - United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +971-3764159
  • Ticket Price: 3 AED
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museums

Al Ain National Museum also known as Al Ain Museum is a national museum in Al Ain and oldest museum in UAE. The museum was built by the former President HH the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1969. It located next to the Eastern Fort. The Al Ain Museum is the perfect destination for the culture seeker. If you wish to know more about Arabian culture and know about how the communities were formed, how the social development occurred and what the basis behinds the traditions and customs of a typical Arab community is do pay this place is a visit. Museum divided into two main sections – Archaeology and Ethnography and two other galleries gift shop and oil hall.

  • Ethnography section - This section gives a lovely insight into the civilization that existed here prior to the pre-oil era.
  • The Archeology Department - Bringing to you a great exhibit of ancientness, this section displays everything from pottery to arrowheads. Perfect for history lovers!
  • Gift shop - the perfect place to take home Arabic souvenirs including  golden swords that made it as a great choice for even the then president.
  • The oil hall  - An impressive assembly of photographs that bring to light the era of oil discover in the UAE.

Several artifacts belonging to the Bedouins that traveled to this land are displayed. The main section features the secrets behind the ethnic traditions and ways of life of the Arabs and is rich in history. Several objects like pots and pans, jewellery, coin and other objects of daily use from the Hili gardens have been preserved in this place, each telling a story. Besides this there are also many gold and silver weapons which were gifted to the Sheikh. A palm tree made of gold is another interesting thing to see. All in all, it is a nice display of historical articles as well as information that will certainly make your cultural knowledge a bit richer.

  • This destination is close to the Al Ain Oasis so you can combine your visit with it.

  • Adults: AED 3
  • Child under 10: AED 1

Al Ain museum timings -

  • Saturday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Friday: 3 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Monday: Closed

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  • Al Ain National Museum Address: Al Mutawaa - Al Ain - United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain National Museum Contact Number: +971-3764159
  • Al Ain National Museum Timing: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm
  • Al Ain National Museum Price: 3 AED
  • Best time to visit Al Ain National Museum(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Al Ain National Museum: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 11.24% of people who visit Abu Dhabi include Al Ain National Museum in their plan

  • 68.42% of people start their Al Ain National Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Al Ain National Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Al Ain National Museum

People normally club together Al Ain Oasis and Heritage Village while planning their visit to Al Ain National Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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.

  • Such a great historical place very first time I visited that place and i pleased to visited that place

  • 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.

  • Nice and super it's a UAE great history I like it

  • A very worth visiting indeed.. great set up and a true great experience.. the only downside is the weather so in summer be aware of what time ur going to be there.. best visited at winter

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