World Heritage Day at Al Ain Palace Museum
World Heritage Day was introduced by UNESCO to show the importance of the global cultural impact worldwide, with a different theme held each year.
Its main purpose is to spread the cultural knowledge among the variety of visitors, revive the tradition amongst the generation, in addition to building an interactive platform between the cultural sites and society.
World Heritage Day is an annual event celebrated on 18 April every year. It aims to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of all the relevant organizations in the field. In 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) announced, 18 April as the "World Heritage Day", approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983, with an aim to enhance awareness of the importance of cultural heritage of humankind, and redouble efforts to protect and conserve the human heritage.
Al Ain Palace, is one of the best-reinstated forts in the Abu Dhabi emirate. The museum showcases the everyday life in a ruler's fort when the late Sheikh Zayed and his family resided in the palace prior to 1966. The Bedouin style architecture dates back to 1937 and was converted into a museum in 1998 as a main cultural and tourist attraction. The museum opened its doors to visitors in 2001, and continues to celebrate the rich history of the country and preserves its links to the present and the future.