Qasr al Muwaiji

Qasr al Muwaiji, Al Ain: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Qasr al Muwaiji Reviews: 4.5/5

Qasr al Muwaiji
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KH4KI
London, UK289 contributions
A silent Palace
Mar 2021
A very nice compact palace in the middle of the city. Well maintained and it tells you a story of AL NAHYAN family. This is mostly related to the current ruler and president of UAE as he lived here in his childhood.

The water work in front of the Palace is nice. I will go there next time in the evening to make a shot for reflection of the building in it.
Written April 3, 2021
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MKH000
Calgary, Canada196 contributions
Very well done, ultra modern visitor center in hiostoric fort
Jan 2020
Very educational, can see a lot of history, good sections of camel racing, archaeology, history. The courtyard had a new little coffeeshop with oipen air seating that was beautiful at sunset. Stunning.
Written February 6, 2020
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alex198876
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates214 contributions
Great insight into Al Ain and Royal Family History
May 2019 • Friends
Recently opened the previous year it gives an interesting insight in His Highness Sheikh Khalifa’s birth place and early years as well as Al Ain history ... good interactive computer displays as well as the residence he grew up in ... great black and white video of Sheikh Zayed with his people at a camel race as well as amazing footage of him driving a large American “ Cadillac” in the dunes as if it was a 4WD !!!
Closed Mondays
Written May 8, 2019
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DanielD525
London, UK1,312 contributions
Birthplace of the head honcho...
Apr 2019 • Couples
This fort/family residence is where it all began for the current president. Very well set outside and inside the walls, but in 2008 big restoration plans were undertaken, through good of the watchful eye with many other excavations found during that time. Free entrance, large courtyard, small modernised museum, watchtower, and the glorious oasis that surrounds the site are its best features. The glass museum explores the history of the family during the hardships, while great perimeter views of the oasis can be seen from the watchtower.
Staff here are very helpful and give you lots of historic reading information upon arrival, but there also many touch screen displays to give you variety on obtaining new knowledge. Seek outside for the best snaps with the water and palm trees in the backdrop. You'll need 90 minutes to fully appreciate the influence here not just on Al Ain but on the whole of the UAE...
Written May 5, 2019
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Sian58_13
Ashcott,United Kingdom141 contributions
Interesting fort, insight into current ruler
Apr 2019 • Couples
This fort, smaller than Al Jahili is worth a visit if you’d like to find out about the current president of The United Arab Emirates . In an air conditioned display it has his history and good works and then in the corner tower you walk around the living areas where he grew up and can watch films. There isn’t access to the oasis here.
Written April 27, 2019
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nigel s
Stirling, UK38 contributions
Rare example of a bygone era
Mar 2019 • Couples
This completely renovated fort gives a glimpse into the tribal fighting of a bygone era, and the hardships of living on the edge of the empty quarter. Now beautifully restored and maintained with a peaceful atmosphere, this former home of the President of the Nation captures his achievements and dedication to his nation.
Written April 5, 2019
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roosterza
London, UK1,145 contributions
Very quiet museum
Feb 2019 • Couples
This museum is built in, and preserves the fort, that is the birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. There is a large glass structure standing in the courtyard, that shows photos and stories from the life of the ruler, and you can go in the restored North East tower to see what the family's living quarters would have looked like.

We were the only two visitors in the museum, and it was great to be able to take our time and look around.
Written February 20, 2019
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Vladimir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,231 contributions
Birthplace of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Feb 2019 • Solo
Qasr al-Muwaiji was built in the first decade of the 20th century by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, to guard the oasis from the west.
In 1946, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was appointed the representative of the ruler in Al Ain and moved to the fort Al-Muwaiji. The fort became his office and family home. His eldest son, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the current ruler of Abu Dhabi, was born here and spent most of his youth here.
Now here is a beautiful museum, which I advise you to visit.
Written February 12, 2019
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Praveena Sreevisak
United Arab Emirates42 contributions
Must see in Alain
Jan 2019 • Couples
Qasr Al muwaiji has an impressive structure which promotes the heritage and culture of the Emirates.This is a place of learning the history.We can get a clear idea of how esteemed the nation is!
Written January 30, 2019
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ChristosKourtis
Athens163 contributions
A place to visit when you are in the Oasis City of Al Ain: UAE
Dec 2018 • Couples
A very quite and peaceful place; just after the entrance there is a modern minimal Exhibition space with the history of today's leader of the Nation. You should also visit the towers of the castle, mainly the NW tore that was the home of the father of the Natiin: Sheikh Zayed and discover what life was like at the fort. The landscaping is also interesting, especially the allocation of palm trees that pat homage to the ad accent Al Muwaiji Oasis.
Written December 30, 2018
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