Trip Planner: Asia / United Arab Emirates / Emirate of Abu Dhabi / Al Ain / Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum
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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This palace is where Sheikh Zayed spent his early years. There are many rooms to see and the palace is worth exploring. You can see how his family lived in days gone by.
This palace is where Sheikh Zayed spent his early years. There are many rooms to see and the palace is worth exploring. You can see how his family lived in days gone by. more »
It was family time, we decide to visit Shaikh Zayed Palace Museum, my family very happy and proud of my country
It was family time, we decide to visit Shaikh Zayed Palace Museum, my family very happy and proud of my country more »
One of the best palace in Al Ain. It gives a very amazing ambience when you enter. You can really feel those old vibes when you enter some of the rooms.
Inside the museum, the palace and private residence provide insights into the lives and culture of both the ruling family and the community until the country’s transformation after the discovery of petroleum. The Bedouin-style architecture (Bedouins are the nomadic Arab people from the region) dates back to 1937, with the structure converted into a museum in 1998 as a key cultural and tourist attraction. The museum opened its doors to visitors in 2001 and continues to celebrate the UAE’s rich history, preserving its links to the present and the future.
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