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Al Ain National Museum
Entrance to the main museum building at Al Ain Museum

Al Ain National Museum (Arabic: ? ‎, translit. Mat?af Al-'Ayn al-Wa?an?), also known as Al Ain Museum (Arabic: ? ‎, translit. Mat?af al-'Ayn) is a national museum in the city of Al Ain, within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[1]

Description and history

The museum, the oldest in the UAE, is located next to the Eastern Fort (or Sultan Fort).[2] It is on the eastern side of the Al Ain Oasis, the largest oasis in Al Ain. It was built by the former UAE President, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The museum was inaugurated by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, on 2 November 1971.[3]

The museum has two main sections on ethnographic and archaeological aspects of the country, especially around Al Ain. It includes finds from the Bronze Age tombs at the Hili Archaeological Park on the outskirts of Al Ain.[4]

As of October 2018, there are plans to make restorations to the museum and fort.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Al Ain National Museum". VisitAbuDhabi.ae. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Al Ain National Museum, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, UAE.
  3. ^ Kazmi, Aftab (2 November 2008). "UAE museum: Al Ain National Museum". Gulf News. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Hili Grand Tomb", Al Ain National Museum, The UAE
  5. ^ "Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed briefed on Al Ain Museum restorations". The National. 2018-10-29. Retrieved .

External links

Coordinates: 24°12?58?N 55°46?26?E / 24.21611°N 55.77389°E / 24.21611; 55.77389


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