Sunday, April 13, 2014

UAE: Al Ain National Museum

The day after my trip to the camel souk in Al Ain, we decided to visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, the Oasis, and the Al Ain National Museum and Sultan Bin Zayed Fort.

Sultan Bin Zayed Fort and Al Ain National Museum to the right
What I loved the most about the museum is that Sheikh Zayed decreed that the palace and museum will only depict what the United Arab Emirates looked like before the oil boom.

Images from Al Ain National Museum:
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Al Nahyan Family Tree (Note: there are no females pictured)

Tea pots in Al Ain National Museum

On the back wall - from the tombs of Al Hili settlement
Ajman - 2300-2000 B.C.