This amazing structure is both pleasing to the eye as well as having a history that makes it an enthralling place to visit. The birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE, Qasr Al Muwaiji is now open to the public as a museum with a permanent exhibition. It was built in the early 20th century and originally used as a diwan (a council) and as a place for the community to gather. In 1946 the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founder of the UAE, converted the diwan into his family home. Today, an exhibition housed in a glass-walled construction in the Qasr’s courtyard tells visitors about the creation of the fort, its inhabitants and the restoration process that has returned it to its former glory. Tours are available for individuals and groups.
Qasr Al Muwaiji