The oldest museum in the UAE, Al Ain National Museum was established in 1969. Charting the history of Al Ain from the Stone Age through to the foundation of the UAE, the museum houses artefacts discovered in the many archaeological sites scattered throughout the region.
The palace was built in 1937 and has since been converted into a museum strives to maintain the look and feel of the past and does considerable justice to the intention. If you manage to walk straight through the oasis, youÍll exit close to Al Ain Palace Museum, the former home of the UAE founder, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Qasr Al Muwaiji was home to generations of the Al Nahyan family and saw the birth of Sheikh Khalifa in 1948. The Qasr Al Muwaiji Museum will showcase many historical and traditional stories related to the fort which was used as a place of rules and a focus for the community. The museum also showcases moments of Shaikh Khalifa’s life from his early childhood, leadership and vast national achievements. The museum will present the story of the fort from the earliest archaeological traces of life at the oasis through to the present day.
Located in the city of Al Ain, the Classic Car Museum displays the classic and antique cars. Started as a small collection in 2009, the museum collects and exhibits vehicles and informative books related to these vehicles and the evolution of transportation in the UAE. The two-storey museum is now fully air-conditioned and displays over 30 different cars.
One of the historic structures of UAE, Al Jahili Fort presents a picture-perfect view nestled amid natureÍs beauty. Established in the year 1891, Al Jahili Fort if one of the most remarkable buildings in UAE, which was erected in order to protect the city and its prized palm groves. The fort snuggles amid the gorgeous manicured gardens offering sight that will leave you awed. The place was once the headquarters of the force that was created to protect the mountain pass and keep inter-tribal peace, the Oman Trucial Scout,s as well as, the residence of the local governor.
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