Visitor Management Plan for the Complex of AL -Ain National Museum and the Eastern Fort (World Heritage Site)

Document Type : Original Article


Islamic and Coptic Antiquities Sector, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt


This paper covers the rehabilitation of the AL Ain National Museum, Eastern Fort and the Oasis world heritage sites by making them more accessible to the public. Currently, there are approximately 800,000 visitors each year to the site, but by 2030 there will be as many as 1.3 million visitors who are estimated to visit Al Ain world heritage site.
The visitor management plan includes re-develop the original museum and will dedicate this museum to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1969 covering the life of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who ruled the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for more than 30 years, from 1966 until 2004, will add a new Museum display the history of Al Ain city, and make the oasis accessible. AL Ain's cultural sites are grouped under four main headings: Hafit Assemblage, Hili Assemblage, Bidaa Bint Saud Assemblage, and Oasis.