Al Ain Palace Museum
Al Ain Oasis
Eight gates lead into the great date plantations of this famous oasis, with some 150,000 trees of around 100 varieties. Simply wander...
Al Jahili Fort
Surrounded by a lush park, this fairytale fort was constructed in the 1890s as the summer residence of Sheikh Zayed I (1836–1909) and...
Al Ain National Museum
This charmingly old-fashioned museum is perfect for boning up on the ancient past of the Al Ain region. Highlights of the archaeological...
Al Diwan Restaurant
Lebanese shish tawooq (marinated chicken grilled on skewers), margarita pizza, Mexican steak, Iranian yoghurt chicken – this big,...
Al Ain St · interesting places nearby
Al Ain Palace Museum information
This nicely restored, rambling palace was Sheikh Zayed’s residence from 1937 until 1966. The simple yet elegant cinnamon-coloured compound is divided into private, guest and official quarters by courtyards and landscaped with cacti, magnolia trees and palms. You can step inside the majlis (meeting room) where Zayed received visitors, roam around the huge kitchen, see the canopied matrimonial bed and snap a photo of the Land Rover he used to visit the desert Bedu.