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Al Ain Museum Cultural Programmes

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Date & Time

17Nov2019to
21Dec2020

Location

Al Ain Museum

Entry

Free

Contact Details

037118388

Overview

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be celebrating cultural diversity with special events in Al Ain until 2020.

The cultural activities will take place at Al Ain Museum, Al Jahili Fort and beyond. the events will offer a wide array of events and activities for everyone to enjoy!

The oldest museum in the UAE, Al Ain Museum was established under the leadership of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1969 to chart the history of Al Ain from the Stone Age through to the foundation of the UAE. The museum houses artifacts recovered from the many archaeological sites scattered across the region, including flint tools and arrowheads dating to the sixth millennium BCE.

The Eastern or Sultan fort rests at the eastern edge of Al Ain Oasis and is one of the most important historic buildings in the region, associated with the increased influence of the ruling Al Nahyan family in Al Ain from the end of the nineteenth century onwards. The fort is a well-preserved mud-brick structure with towers at three of the corners and a gate in the southern façade built by the son of Sheikh Zayed the First, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, in 1910.



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