Qasr Al Muwaiji was home for generations of the Al Nahyan family and the birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. For a long time, the fortress has been the focus of a large community as a place of domination. The decisions made in this area have shaped the lives of millions in the region and laid the foundation for the modern-day Al Ain. Today, this architectural wonder stands as a UNESCO site and offers visitors the opportunity to learn about history. The oral narrative takes you through the life of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. You can learn more about his childhood, leadership style, and great success. Various collaborative activities, events, and activities make Qasr Al Muwaiji an important part of the UAE’s cultural heritage and the attraction that visitors to Al Ain should have.
Qasr Al Muwaiji is almost a 100-year-old structure built by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Khalifa. It was always a unique and striking structure. A square enclosure pointed corner towers, and an imposing gateway stands out from the crowd. Diane lived here to discuss social issues. In 1946, H. H. Sheikh Zared bin Sultan Al Nahyan was appointed as the Deputy Director in Al Ain. Thus, it became his seat of power and the home of the family. During this time, much was added to Qasr Al Muwaiji as its value grew in the region. The diwan, kitchens, and guest rooms have been expanded to accommodate the large number of visitors who have come for official work. The mosque is also about to be rebuilt. People used to gather, pray and celebrate together in Qasr Al Muwaiji as it was one of the throne power. In 1966, HH Sheikh Zared bin Sultan Al Nahyan became governor of Abu Dhabi and moved to the current UAE capital with HH Sheikh Khalifa. After that, the castle was abandoned. For some time it was used as a place to plant dates.
In the years that followed, it was feared that the castle would lose its significance and become the lowest note in UAE history. However, there are many restoration efforts and renovation projects underway on the site since then. The first attempt to recover began in the 1970s. It is important to note the efforts of historians, architects, archaeologists, managers, and conservationists to work tirelessly over the years. Their work has been an example because the castle has not lost its own. Traditional methods and materials have been used to preserve Qasr Al Muwaiji.
The last major phase of conservation work began in 2009. Moreover, intensive excavations began simultaneously. This led to new discoveries as they traced 18th-century agricultural activities. Various fossils unearthed during excavations have also revealed the various stages of construction of the fort. This led to Qasr Al Muwaiji being declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.
THINGS YOU DO IN QASR AL MUWAIJI:
After many years of hard work, in 2015, Qasr Al Muwaiji is open to the general public. Well-known architects Machado and Silvetti Associates designed the exhibition space. The design is made to keep track of the quantity and feel of the castle. Everything on display shows the life of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed and the history of Qasr Al Muwaiji. In fact, one could say that it is a celebration of the life of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed. Visitors can learn from the effort made by H. In addition, they see how the landscape has changed over the past few decades. So, if you are not familiar with the history of the region, this might be a good place to start. It tells of the development of the area and how the lives of the residents changed for the better.
Outside of the exhibition space, you can view large rooms where important decisions regarding nation building were once made. The impressive courtyard of Qasr Al Muwaiji is also a must-see. He also gets to see the first rooms where Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zared used his academic years. From the photos, videos, lighting system and touch timeline included here, you can learn more about the history of this place in English or Arabic. The outdoor space is also a great place to spend some time. Date trees provide air-conditioning shade. You can stay here for a while to get in the air. Nearby is a dry fountain of black marble quite different from the ancient fortress. Visitors can take guided tours. In addition, a multimedia recommendation guide will also be provided at the reception area.
There is no entry fee for Qasr Al Muwaiji. Visit this important landmark and cultural landmark for free.
Tuesday to Thursday: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm, Friday: 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm, Saturday: 09:00 am to 07:00 pm, Monday: Closed.
How do I book a trip to Qasr Al Muwaiji Al Ain? You can call +971-3-767-4444 or email email@example.com to book. You can also book guided tours of the fort. In addition, for any Qasr al Muwaiji information, you can call the above mentioned number.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, Al Ain.
You need at least an hour to see all the features of the cast well.
Visit this area at least once. You may be surprised at the restoration methods used in the castle. The use of glass to support the materials used in castle history is very impressive. Al-Ain is one of the smaller cities in the UAE, but it has a lot to offer. Apart from Qasr Al Muwaiji, you can also visit Souq Al Qattara or Al Ain Zoo. In addition, there are some great shopping malls in Al Ain. Therefore, residents of Dubai or Abu Dhabi can plan an Al Ain holiday weekend. For tourists, it would be good to share two days of this small town in the eastern region of Abu Dhabi. Follow our Al Ain tourism guide to get the most out of your visit.