Al Ain National Museum

Al Ain Other Zayed Bin Sultan Street, next to Al Ain Oasis


Al Ain National Museum

The National Museum of Al Ain is one of the oldest museums in the United Arab Emirates. It was established under the guidance of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the State in 1969, to be a museum of monuments discovered in the United Arab Emirates. In 1970, the museum was inaugurated in the first Sultan Bin Zayed Citadel by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, who was the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi at the time. In 1971, the museum moved to the current building officially inaugurated by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler Representative in the Eastern Province.

The museum is located near the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Citadel (or the Eastern Fort) in the complex itself. And combines the archeological finds and discoveries from the Stone Age until the emergence of the United Arab Emirates. The museum is a reference center for a clearer understanding of the life and cultures of the region in the past and an important location for tourist attractions. It is one of the most important historical buildings associated with the Al Ain Dynasty. The fort was built by Sheikh Zayed first son, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed in 1910, and was his residence before he became ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1922.

Al Ain National Museum has three different collections of exhibits that provide an account of the history of the UAE, the culture of the UAE and the developments in the country within a few decades. The collection of the museum shows the role of the UAE in three sections: Archeology, Heritage and Gifts.

Visit times:

Daily: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Monday: Closed

Friday: 3 - 7 pm


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