Built for the Al Nahyan family in 1910, it was once the place of residence for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his family. In 1966, it was converted into a museum and opened for the public eye.
Inside Qasr Al Ain, the palace itself, as well as the former private residence provide insights into the lives and culture of both the UAE ruling family and the whole community until the country’s formation in 1971. A contrast of modern design elements and traditional Emirati architecture can be seen throughout the Al Ain Palace Museum.
The structure of Qasr Al Ain is an ensemble of courtyards and gardens that merge official and private facilities in one beautiful complex.