The historic Qasr Al Muwaiji – birthplace of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE will open its door as a museum and a everlasting exhibition. The fort which has been lovingly restored to its former glory will welcome folks with a celebration of actions.
The reopening will host per week lengthy cultural and household actions from November 16-21 in an effort to reestablish the fort’s wealthy historical past and tradition to the general public. Nonetheless, the museum and exhibition might be open to the general public all by means of the yr.
Positioned within the centre of the Al Ain, Qasr al Muwaiji is a powerful construction that has watched over the oasis for over 100 years. Constructed within the early 20th century, this straightforward however putting constructing was initially used as a diwan (a council or seat of governance) and as a spot for the group to congregate.
In 1946 His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Father of the Nation, moved to Qasr al Muwaiji and the fort turned his diwan and his household residence. His eldest son, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was born at Qasr al Muwaiji two years later, and spent a lot of his youth there, studying from his father.
When Sheikh Zayed grew to become Ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1966, each he and his son HH Sheikh Khalifa moved to Abu Dhabi. At round this time, the fort was deserted and its buildings demolished, and for some years it was used as a date plantation. However numerous phases of restoration, culminating with this regeneration challenge, have made Qasr al Muwaiji a thriving place of sharing and studying as soon as once more.
This exhibition is the fruition of the work of an enormous vary of people: archaeologists, conservators, architects, historians and curators.
In addition to creating a brand new area for studying at Qasr al Muwaiji, one of many mission’s major goals is the fort’s preservation. The conservation staff employed conventional strategies and supplies to resume Qasr al Muwaiji’s construction, and leaving as a lot as potential in place.
This various crew of specialists has labored collectively to create a particular exhibition at Qasr al Muwaiji: respecting its previous and safeguarding it for the longer term.
The exhibition, housed in a sublime glass-walled house inside the courtyard of Qasr al Muwaiji, tells the story of the fort and its inhabitants.
Past the principle exhibition area, guests also can expertise the historic buildings and spectacular courtyard of Qasr al Muwaiji, absorbing the ambiance. The rejuvenation of the fort has created a spot of studying, understanding and appreciation.
Nov 16 2015
Qasr Al Muwaiji , Al Ain