Al Ain National Museum and Jebel Hafeet

Hey Guys.. wanna share with you our experience and excitement when we visited Al Ain. First we stopover in Al Ain Museum.

Al Ain Museum

The oldest museum in the UAE, It was founded in 1969 under the guidance of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Charting the history of Al Ain from the Stone Age through to the foundation of the UAE, the museum houses artifacts discovered in the many archaeological sites scattered throughout the region, including flint tools and arrowheads dating to the sixth millennium BCE. Visitors will get an overall view of country's 7500 years old traditions and culture.

Its divided into three main sections - archaeology, ethnography and gifts - its presentations illustrate various aspects of UAE life and include an interesting collections of Bedouin jewellery, musical instruments, weapons, and a reconstruction of a traditional majlis.

An example of locally manufactured exquisite jewellery from a tomb in the Al Qattara area, and dating back nearly 4000 years, is also on display at the museum.

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It was a great experience to know how the way they do for a living way back ..

Timings And Entrance Fees..

Entrance fees: AED 3 for adults; AED 1 for children under 10
Opening Times: Daily 8am to 7:30pm, except Monday (closed); Friday - 3pm to 7:30pm.

Second Stop....

Jebel Hafeet..

Jabal, Jabel, or Jebal and Hafeet or Hafit literally means "empty mountain"

It is the emirate’s highest peak, and UAE’s second. This towering rocky height, which stands guard over Al Ain and borders Oman, is forged out of craggy limestone that has been weathered over millions of years. Significant fossil discoveries have been made in the area, which are vital pieces in the jigsaw of the city’s ancient history.

So from Al Ail museum, we headed to Jebel Hafeet. It took approx 45mins to one hour to reached the peak.

Along the way we had some short stopovers which are spots where you can also drop by to get a view of the city below. The road was smooth so the ride to the top was also comfortable. It’s nice how they paved the road for cars to drive easily.


The Peak

Food is life..

If you missed to bring your own food, there are available cafeterias and coffee shop at the top.

Beautiful Sunset

Best time to visit..

In the summer months, that is, from April to September, it is best to visit around 4.00 PM and stay there in the evening to witness the resplendent beauty of the tastefully lit serpentine highway, as well as the gorgeously decorated city of Al Ain. However, in the winter months, that is, from November to February, it is best to visit the Jebel Hafeet in the mid-afternoon and leave early, since the temperature may be considerably low in the evening.

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