Located on the western edge of Al Ain Oasis, the Palace of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was built in 1937. It was converted into a museum in 1998 and opened to the public in 2001. The original structure comprised a private residence for the ruler and his family within a complex of courtyards. The architectural design and construction of Al Ain Palace is typical of historical buildings of the UAE. It features the characteristic ventilation structures that are designed to keep the buildings cool in the summer.
This place is amazing, Al Ain Palace has so many unique areas and details waiting to be captured and it was a joy to have revisited it again in Sep 2019 for an assignment by the museum. This day started on site like 2-3 h prior to sunrise to capture plenty of night photos. However most important for me was to recreate the essence of what a typical morning at a Palace would look like with the sunlight, long shades, pleasing and gentle warmth brightening up this historical location.
Al Ain Palace Museum – Sheikh Zayed’s home
Location: Al Ain, UAE