Al Hosn Palace, White Fort

  • Monument
  • Museum
  • Public utilities
As the oldest buildings in the city of Abu Dhabi, built in 1793, Al Hosn Palace or the White Fort, was once the residence of the ruling family. Today the palace is open to visitors as a museum and cultural site that holds the history of the UAE. Visi...

Miraj Islamic Centre

  • Museum
  • Cultural center
The centre displays art and ancient artifacts of Islamic art work from countries like Syria, Iran, India, Iraq, Kashmir, Russia and Egypt. From Arabic calligraphy to vases, paintings and marble pieces, visitors can view beautiful pieces from the anci...

Women’s Handicraft Centre

  • Museum
  • Cultural center
  • Souk and market
This centre is run by the Abu Dhabi Women’s association and presents local arts and crafts made by local women. Visitors can learn the craftsmanship of local artifacts and visit the workshops that contain local dress, Arabian oils and perfumes, weavi...

Heritage Village

  • Monument
  • Museum
  • Park and garden
Overlooking the Corniche, the Heritage Village is a trip back in time to the ancient past of Abu Dhabi, before oil wealth modernized the region. The village is a replica of a traditional Bedouin campsite, with mud houses and bedouin tents, a traditio...

Zayed Centre

  • Museum
  • Cultural center
The Zayed Centre is a look into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, one of the founding fathers who is credited for modernizing and bringing forward the city. The museum features a photo gallery of Sheikh Zayed and the royal family, his personal artif...