Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum Tours

The Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum is based in the residence of the founder and first president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The palace complex was built in 1910 on the western side of the mighty Al Ain Oasis and was home to Sheikh Zayed and his family from 1937 until 1966. It later became a museum in 1998.

The building is set around attractive courtyards and gardens where guests can wander around while learning about Sheikh Zayed and his life. Visitors have access to the meeting rooms, or majlis, where the president met with dignitaries and other visitors to the palace. There’s also the chance to take a peek at the palace’s sleeping quarters, including the canopied bed of the ruler’s wife. 

Practical Info

The Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum is located in Al Ain Street on the road that leads to Sinaiyah. It’s open to visitors from 8:30am until 7:30pm, Saturday through Thursday, and 3pm until 7:30pm on Fridays. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Location
Address: Al Mutawaa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Hours: Sat-Thur 8:30am-7:30pm, Fri 3pm-7:30pm, Closed Mondays
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Al Ain Tour from Abu Dhabi

Experience the picturesque oasis town of Al Ain on a day trip from Abu Dhabi. On route to the ‘Garden City,’ see the rocky Hajar Mountains and learn about Al Ain’s history from an expert guide. Visit the Al Ain National Museum to uncover the city’s Bedouin heritage, and explore the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum and bustling camel market. Admire the views of the palm-filled city from Jebel Hafeet mountain, dip your toes into the mountain's hot springs, and before returning to Abu Dhabi, enjoy a tasty buffet lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$115.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full Day Al Ain tour with Lunch

Explore the picturesque city of Al Ain, the traditional seat of Emirati sheikhs, on this day trip from Dubai. Travel east through the desert toward the Omani border, and admire the rugged Hajar Mountains that frame Al Ain, probably the United Arab Emirates’ most traditional city. Discover the remnants of Bronze Age settlements at Al Ain Museum; and visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, camel racetrack and livestock market. Climb Jebel Hafeet, the craggy mountain that overlooks the city, visit its hot water springs, and enjoy a tasty buffet lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$72.80 USD
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Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World and Grand Mosque from Dubai

Become acquainted with the United Arab Emirates capital city, Abu Dhabi on this all-day tour from Dubai. Get picked up at your hotel for an experience you won’t soon forget. See the picture-perfect Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and take about an hour exploring the Zayed National Museum. Then, head over to Ferrari World, and devote the rest of your day to fast-track fun with 20 rides and amusements based on the Italian sports car.  
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$139.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Al Ain City Sightseeing Tour with Lunch from Dubai

Discover the delightful, mountain-backed city of Al Ain on this full-day trip from Dubai. Called the Garden City for its lush parks, this picturesque city lies beneath the Hajar Mountains near the Oman border and offers up forts and attractions that recall a bygone age. Explore two museums, the former royal palace and charming Al Jahili fort. Finish with stops at the warm springs, the camel market and the oasis to see the falaj (water channels) that irrigate the palms.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Dubai Moonlight Dinner Cruise

Spend an enchanting moonlit evening on Dubai Creek on a 2-hour ‘dhow’ Arabian boat dinner cruise. Step aboard a beautifully lit-up wooden dhow built in traditional Arabic style, and admire the views of floodlit towers and other landmarks as you cruise along the creek. Glide by the illuminated Sheikh’s Palace, Heritage Village and more, and savor a mouth-watering international buffet accompanied by unlimited drinks and live entertainment. Romantic for couples and ideal for families, the dinner cruise includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Al Ain Tour from Dubai

Discover delightful Al Ain, known as the UAE’s ‘Garden City,’ on a private day trip from Dubai. Admire the desert and Hajar Mountains as you travel east to this picturesque city, the birthplace of the country’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum to learn about the late ruler, explore Al Jahili Fort and discover Al Ain’s lively camel market, the last of its kind in the UAE. Lastly, uncover the city’s roots at the Al Hili Archaeological Park, where Bronze Age tombs and relics await.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$170.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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From Dubai: Private Full-Day Tour to Al Ain

Experience a different United Arab Emirates on a private day trip from Dubai to Al Ain, nicknamed the Garden City. Leave futuristic Dubai and cross the desert to the city, ringed by the Hajar Mountains. Alongside your personal guide, explore Al Ain’s royal history at the Sheikh Zayed Palace; discover its ancient origins at the Hili Archaeological Park and Al Ain Museum; and visit the camel market and an oasis, honeycombed with traditional ‘falaj’ irrigation channels. Enjoy an optional lunch and admire the splendid views from nearby Jebel Hafeet mountain.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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