A visitor can find plenty of landmarks in Abu Dhabi to showcase the rich culture and heritage of the country. You can visit any of the ancient forts, local museums or archaeological parks to understand and relive the unique Arabian history. Here are the recommendations on Top 10 Abu Dhabi Culture and Heritage Attractions.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
It is an impressive monument in the country with a capacity of around 41,000 worshippers. There are many eye-catching things to see inside this marvellous mosque like largest hand-knotted carpet and largest chandeliers.
Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
If you want to experience the rich past of the country, then you will not find a better place than the traditional oasis Abu Dhabi Heritage Village. This is also an excellent place for shopping dried herbs and handmade soaps.
Al Ain Palace Museum
Located in the South-East part of Al Ain City, it is a grand museum worth visiting. You can see portraits of HH the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and other interesting things related to his family.
Al Maqtaa Fort
It is another landmark that showcases the rich history and culture of the country. People love to get photographed at this fort.
Al Hili Archaeological Park
If you visit this well known archaeological park, you will get an idea about the farming habits, trade activities and development in technology during the period of Umm Al Nar (2700-2000 BC). It will be a memorable journey for visitors into the Bronze Age if they explore the world famous park.
Sheikh Zayed Centre
The Sheikh Zayed Centre was opened to celebrate the notable life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is known as the ‘Father of the Nation’. With a traditional design of ‘Emirati village’, this elegant cultural centre contains an elite gallery with more than 200 photos of this late sultan with his family.
Al Jahili Fort
Located in the Al Ain, the garden city of the country, it is among the most impressive forts that attracts thousands of visitors. This fort can be a great escape from the extreme midsummer heat of the UAE capital.
Al Ain Heritage and Culture Village
This grand cultural village is also located in the garden city of Al Ain worth visiting to know the culture and traditions of the country. Spread around 66,000 square metres, this elegant place has divided into different themes like maritime, agriculture and an old fashioned neighbourhood.
Khalifa Park Maritime Museum
Exploring this museum is a fun-filled way to know the rich past of UAE.
Sougha – Handmade Handicraft
Sougha is an attempt to preserve the ancient and exquisite Emirati handicraft tradition. One can buy skilfully handmade products through this cultural centre.
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