Al Ain National Museum
Al Ain National Museum (Arabic: مَـتْـحَـف الْـعَـيْـن الْـوَطَـنِي, translit. Maṫ-ḥaf Al-‘Ayn al-Waṭanī), also known as Al Ain Museum (Arabic: مَـتْـحَـف الْـعَـيْـن, translit. Maṫ-ḥaf al-‘Ayn) is a national museum in the city of Al Ain, within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The museum, the oldest in the UAE, is located next to the Eastern Fort (or Sultan Fort). It is on the eastern side of the Al Ain Oasis, the largest oasis in Al Ain. It was built by the former UAE President, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The museum was inaugurated by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region, on 2 November 1971.
The museum has two main sections on ethnographic and archaeological aspects of the country, especially around Al Ain. It includes finds from the Bronze Age tombs at the Hili Archaeological Park on the outskirts of Al Ain.
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