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Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

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Address: Palace, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Serenity and peace

This is a beautifully maintained Palace with lovely gardens and a series of formal and informal public rooms and private quarters. Visiting this Palace is a good adjunct to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautifully maintained Palace with lovely gardens and a series of formal and informal public rooms and private quarters. Visiting this Palace is a good adjunct to the Qasr Al Muwaiji. It has an easy flow for visitors to follow through galleried walkways, the family tree and portraits of the Al Nayhan family, the relatively modest living and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to see and experience how the leaders lived. Culture rich and informative. Even the kids enjoyed it. Takes about 2 hours depending on how fast you move.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to see where the royals lived before oil. The palace is nice and it gives you a pretty good idea of how things were laid out, but not a lot of descriptions of things.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Sheikh Zayed Palace is one of the best examples we can currently find in the oasis. Built in 1937, it was home to the former UAE President H.H Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan until 1966. Many years later, in 1998 it was converted in to a museum and definitely open to the public in 2001. The Sheikh Zayed Palace... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit to gain better understanding of Sheikh Zayed and what he meant to the UAE. Also better understanding of life as a royal family. Well worth visiting. All of Al Ain is great

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Cavan, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice visit to the palace. There are lots of rooms to have a look in and check out. It's free as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lots of history and cultural information, quite pretty and worth a visit. Hard to comprehend that such green gardens could be cultivated in the middle of a desert. I am fascinated by older buildings, so well constructed. People do still reside in parts of the palace so you won't have access to all of it.

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Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely worth of visiting! Interesting and historical Sheik Zayed's old palace. Free entrance. Parking is easy.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Families, groups, couples, or friends... can all enjoy this outing. It is a short and pleasant visit for all ages. Difficult to get guided tour though. I have been here 4 times and never managed to get a guide. The place is not crowded, but I think they only have one guide. However, it's fine walking around on your own.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely nomadic palace. Great to see how the UAE ruler started off his kingdom. The palace has many portraits and images as well as tools of the late Sheikh. It's a very quiet and peaceful palace surrounded by thousands of trees.

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