Hili Archaeological Park

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
A dirt and cobblestone road runs through the center of the image, flanked by low plastered walls and palm trees.
An alley at the Al Ain Oasis

Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv, v
Reference 1343
UNESCO region Arab States
Inscription history
Inscription 2011 (35th Session)

Hili Archaeological Park is the location of a Bronze Age site in Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[1]

Hili is the largest Bronze Age site in the UAE and dates from the 3rd millennium BCE. Other remains include settlements, tombs, and a falaj dating from the Iron Age. Some of the site is located outside the park in a protected area. Finds from the site can be seen in the Al Ain National Museum in central Al Ain.

The Hili Grand Tomb is a 12 m diameter tower that has been reconstructed.[2] The tombs belong to the Umm an-Nar culture.


Coordinates: 24°17′34″N 55°47′39″E / 24.2927°N 55.7941°E / 24.2927; 55.7941