Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum
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Rebecca B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The palace itself is beautiful and well maintained. It’s a very inviting place and the staff are welcoming. As a visitor, much more explicit information in the form of stories, videos, descriptions of objects, a time line of evens and personalization of the palace would really help make the experience more valuable. I came away with more questions than answers.
Written 16 October 2023
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We stopped by here for a little over an hour to see all the various parts of the palace. There is not much in the way of AC nor reading materials, mostly just seeing how people lived several decades prior.
Written 16 April 2023
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VNJaroor
Aroor, India228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Well maintained museum. Guides and securities are there. Culture and ancient Prince's belongings are there.
Written 16 April 2023
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Saji S
Muscat, Oman1,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
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.
Written 14 March 2023
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NabanitaGoesVacationToo
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
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 dust or molds.
3. No, there is no Royal exhibit which is a bit disappointing for kids.
4. The photographs of the Sheikhs are the only exhibit and few old beds and Diwaniya furnitures.
5. The place has a serene and quiet feeling. 30 mins away from the scotching Sun shine.
6. Entry is free
Written 16 February 2023
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70ava
Beijing, China1,002 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Well restored palace, great architecture, very relaxing and informative. Ask for the English brochure at the entrance.
Written 14 February 2023
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M U
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Place is nice recommended to all to visit sheikh zayed palace museum 🎨 do not miss this place. I love it 😍
Written 28 November 2022
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
During our journey through Abu Dhabi, my wife and I visited the Al Ain Palace Museum, which is also known as the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum. While visitors are free to explore the museum on their own, this is a museum where use of a guide is particularly helpful. The history of the United Arab Emirates is fascinating and our guide provided expansive information with lots of interesting details that aren’t always explained in the exhibits.

We learned that Al Ain was founded in 1971. Before 1971, the States in this region were called Sheikdoms. The history of the Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates must be considered in the context of the history of outside governments such as the Portuguese and British, which sought to control parts of the Arab Peninsula and its rich resources.

This history makes the vision of Sheik Zayed, who was born in 1918, even more impressive! Sheik Zayed’s vision and management of resources led to the development of the amazing United Arab Emirates. He was wise enough to know that sharing Abu Dhabi’s wealth with the other six Emirates would result in growth and prosperity for what is now the United Arab Emirates.

The museum provides information about the past and current government structure in the United Arab Emirates as well as the cultural and social norms of the UAE.

This is a must visit site if visiting Al Ain.
Written 25 August 2022
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
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.
Written 5 March 2022
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sheikah a
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
It was family time, we decide to visit Shaikh Zayed Palace Museum, my family very happy and proud of my country
Written 15 October 2021
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