“Culture and Tourism” reopens the northwestern tower in Al Muwaiji Palace to visitors

Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announced the reopening of the northwestern tower at Al Muwaiji Palace for visitors, after applying all precautionary measures and ensuring the highest safety standards, so that this national edifice, which has a rich and rich history, completes the opening of its entire facilities to the public.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has restored and rehabilitated this edifice, to restore it as a heritage tourist destination, contributing through its historical and cultural position to define the importance of the palace, to be a museum with international standards, in line with the cultural strategy of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, which aims to document He presented the cultural heritage of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The palace includes a permanent exhibition that celebrates His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE “may God protect him”, and sheds light on important stages in the history of the Emirates and its march towards union and development. The palace opens its doors throughout the year, to be a historical museum and a prominent tourist landmark, being a witness to Many important historical events in the UAE march.

The northwestern tower, which was carefully restored as part of the last phase of the restoration and rehabilitation works that took place in Al Muwaiji Palace, in the early years of the palace’s construction contained living rooms, and during the reign of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, became the headquarters The president is for the family residence, and its area is larger compared to the Northeast Tower, and one of the traditional architectural features of this tower is keeping coolness inside the rooms, which gives a lot of comfort in them, and the upper floor is characterized by its wide windows that catch the gentle breeze, and the decorative barriers built were to block the dust And allow ventilation at the same time.

Omar Al Kaabi, Director of Al Ain Museums, said on this occasion: “Qasr Al Muwaiji is one of the most prominent tourist places in the Al Ain region, and part of Al Ain’s cultural sites included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, as it reflects the long history of the UAE and the richness of its original traditions. The reopening of all parts of this important milestone after the closure period imposed by the spread of the “Covid-19” pandemic in the world, after making sure that all precautionary measures have been implemented to ensure the utmost protection for all. “

It is worth noting that Qasr Al Muwaiji contains a group of stations that can be explored and enjoyed, starting from the entrance gate, where the outer part of the castle and the surrounding area appear, and then the visitor moves to the exhibition square, to see a group of rare photographs that recount the defining moments in the state’s march. , Including pictures of the emergence and life of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, the moment of his assumption of the position of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and many of his national achievements, as well as the chronology of the Al Nahyan family who lived in this palace. The visitor also sees some of the President’s holdings. The state, when he was crown prince and representative of the ruler in the eastern region.