Al Ain Palace MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Al Ain St, near the commercial area on the road to Sinaiyya, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +971-37517755
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Landmark
Al Ain Palace Museum - Review
The Al Ain Palace Museum which is also known as the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum is an excellent cultural destination in Abu Dhabi. Al Ain which used to be an important oasis in the Arabian desert now houses a variety of cultural landmarks, the museum being one of them.
This building which used to be the residence of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyam has now been instated as a museum by converting the majlis (meeting rooms) into exhibits. Several articles, ornaments, jewellery, artefacs as well as some beautiful oil paintings make up the objects on display. There is also the replica of a Land Rover used by the Sheikh. Another notable article is the display of a typical Arabian tent used in the earlier days. The space has also been modified to suit the needs of an Art Gallery. All in all, this place is another cultural destination in the UAE.
How To reach Al Ain Palace Museum by Public Transport
- Al Mutawaa
Restaurants Near Al Ain Palace Museum
- Bhavana Vegetarian Restaurant
- Hilton Al Ain Food ’n’ Fun
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Things to Know Before Visiting Al Ain Palace Museum
8.55% of people who visit Abu Dhabi include Al Ain Palace Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
50% of people start their Al Ain Palace Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Al Ain Palace Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Al Ain Palace Museum
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Al Ain Palace Museum, Abu Dhabi Reviews
"Must visit" place. Gorgeous Museum with excellent exhibits. director of Museum is a very nice person, very well educated and with big sense for humor. You will learn a lot about Arab History and especially about Royal family. You will get a real touch of past times.
Birth place the man himself self. Not much to read or do. But good to see how they lived back then
It's a very nice historical building. Very hot in the summer, but the rooms are air conditioned. You can go just about everywhere in the complex. It's pretty big, take at least one hour to go through it.
Visited this palace museum along with friends and family in the month of August at 3:00 pm. It was pretty hot outside but inside the palace was cooler due to availability of air conditioners which keep each room cool. In spite of air conditioning, dust was found on all the rooms which may be due to lots of visitors do not follow the rule of avoiding shoes, slippers inside the rooms. Entrance of the palace has grand look. The gate itself is made of heavy wood with small door to peep inside when the main door is closed. Security guards are always present at the main gate to help you out on any matter within their purview. Cold drink vending machine is kept inside for people who need to rest and drink. Free cold water machine is also available inside in the left corner as you enter further inside the walk way in the open garden. Once we entered the main garden / courtyard in the front one Land Rover was kept. It was used by Sheikh Zayed for travelling in the desert. Nice place to be photographed in front of the car. One big tent is available in corner where Sheikh zayed used to receive guests. There are rooms for serving tea to guests, special rooms for guests and servants room. Various artifacts are on display which were either used by late kings or gifted to them by local community. The whole museum is a means to show to public the way Sheikh Zayed and their family lived once upon a time and a reminder of their past – emiraty way of living life and to reminder to future generation to remain connected to their roots.
A well organized historical place which clearly shows us the history of the Abu Dhabi Royal place. Hats off to the Government of AbuDhabi 👍