Qasr al Muwaiji, Al Ain

4.7
#6 of 14 in Museums in Emirate of Abu Dhabi
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
A sleek palace with exhibits and guided tours, Qasr al Muwaiji provided the home to the Al Nahyan family. Sheikh Khalifa was born there in 1948. Part of a World Heritage Site, the palace now offers insight into the ruling family's history, with a range of performances and interactive activities designed to celebrate the cultural property's spirit and significance. Check the website for events and details about how to visit--including contact info for booking a tour, multimedia guide, and opening hours. Put Qasr al Muwaiji at the forefront of your travel plans using our Al Ain trip builder.
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  • A very nice compact palace in the middle of the city. Well maintained and it tells you a story of AL NAHYAN family. This is mostly related to the current ruler and president of UAE as he lived here...  more »
  • Very educational, can see a lot of history, good sections of camel racing, archaeology, history. The courtyard had a new little coffeeshop with oipen air seating that was beautiful at sunset...  more »
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  • Nice combination of new architecture for the exhibition building and the restored old Fort. The exhibition is well designed and I found the visit to the rooms inside the tower very interesting as it shows that the current ruler grew up in humble desert life. A big contrast to the modern city that Al Ain has become. Entrance is free and there is ample parking space in front of the Fort.
  • Fantastic little attraction to spend some time. Great facilities and the exhibition is excellent. Really showcases the UAE's ruler's lifestyle and culture. Open all morning till 7 pm. Get a few breathtaking pics you'll never forget. Fabulous, fantastic! Simply stunning! The fort has been preserved so well that is hard to believe that the ruler of this country spent his childhood here. I highly recommend this small and sweet attraction to everyone.

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