I never imagined before that someday I can set a foot on a palace, not until I discovered the former Sheikh's(President) Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Palace which is now a museum, the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum also known as Al Ain Palace Museum in the Municipality of Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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This Palace was built in 1937 and serves as the residence of the Sheikh from 1937 to 1966. Then it was preserved and opened to the public as a museum in 2001.They said that the museum was the comprehensive reflection of the country's culture before the discovery and of the oil industry.
|A portrait of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan|
The Palace museum consists buildings and rooms that is well preserved to showcase the simplicity but very elegant way living of the Sheikh. One of the rooms that I personally like is were the Al Nahya family tree is displayed together with some of the family member's portraits.
Some of the rooms inside the Palace.
|This is the Sitting room(Living room) for Ladies.|
|Sitting Room for Men|
|And of course, the Sheikh's Bedroom.|
One of the building inside the Palace is called Majlis or a Meeting room, it has 2 floors where the Sheikh accommodates his visitors from different nations.
Why do i like this museum?
1. Unlike any other museum, anyone who visits here can take photos freely.
2. Very Interactive. Visitors can explore every room in the museum.
3. FREE Entrance Fee and FREE Tour Guide if you wish to have one.
The museum schedule: Saturday- Thursday: 8:30 am- 7:30 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm