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Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, Al Ain

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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 Klarna Trips to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Gives an insight into the way of life before the discovery of oil changed the landscape and fortune. Well maintained. Entry is free. A series of small buildings within the courtyard. 
    Gives an insight into the way of life before the discovery of oil changed the landscape and fortune. Well maintained. Entry is free. A series of small buildings within the courtyard.  more »
  • 1. Palace area is huge and next to Al Ain Oasis (though the entrance from oasis side is closed). 2. There are several stratus of small buildings around the courtyard. All nicely maintained without... 
    1. Palace area is huge and next to Al Ain Oasis (though the entrance from oasis side is closed). 2. There are several stratus of small buildings around the courtyard. All nicely maintained without...  more »
  • Well restored palace, great architecture, very relaxing and informative. Ask for the English brochure at the entrance. 
    Well restored palace, great architecture, very relaxing and informative. Ask for the English brochure at the entrance.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful, serene place to visit. There were lots of great spots for photoshoot. Went here to do quick snaps of my daughter in her National Day outfit. Photos turned out great. 💯 Parking & entrance are free. The best time to go is during the golden hours because the sunset view is awemazing!!!! 😍
  • It’s such a beautiful place where there is so much of a history. People who like to history this is a must visit place. Structure and garden is maintained so nicely. There is no entry fee. It would take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to see
  • Lovely place ; very welcoming staff; the rooms exhibit the life style of royal family and their guests. We visited after 5:30 pm; we enjoyed the serenity of the weather of cooling breeze coming from oasis side (that is just 200 meters away ) and warm sunset light over the castle’s walls.
  • As a foreign traveler, I was pleasantly surprised by the Al Ain Palace Museum. The museum offers a unique glimpse into the history and culture of the United Arab Emirates, and is a must-see for anyone visiting Al Ain. The exhibits are well-curated and provide a comprehensive overview of the region's past. The palace itself is also a beautiful piece of architecture, and the gardens surrounding it are a peaceful oasis in the bustling city. I highly recommend a visit to this museum for anyone interested in learning more about the UAE's rich history and culture.
  • This place was so beautiful and peaceful.Wonderful place to visit to see the house where Sheikh Zayed lived.I have truly enjoyed the grounds and exhibits. Very good historical Site and birthplace of UAE.This entire complex is very informative and well worth the visit!

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