Saturday, March 13, 2010

Al Ain National Museum #3

Continuing yesterday's post about the Al Ain National Museum.....

I am supposed to post the photos for the Ethnographical Section of the museum today but I 've decided to include these photos that I snapped before I proceed to the two main sections of the museum.

Just few steps away from the Sultan Fort, We entered this building to check out the two sections. Hubby paid the entrance fee of  AED 3 per pax and took our ticket. I kept it inside my bag for a souvenir and I'll place it on my scrap book.

I noticed that there's no 'National' included in the inscriptions, just plain Al Ain Museum with UAE logo and there's an arabic inscription too.

yours truly

Walls are painted with images of  fortress in Al Ain City and  there are old photos of the late Al Nahyans in the receiving area.

The Al Nahyan Family Tree. After seeing this, I asked one of the emaratis that I saw in the information desk. I asked why they did not include the female members of the clan because I noticed that only the male members were included in the family tree. He answered me that women are not allowed to be photographed and the late Al Nahyans were very conservative. I had lots of questions but I think that was the most important question that so far I can remember by this time. Oh! I noticed that there were more than one person with the name of Zayed, Sultan, Tahnoun , Saif and Mubarak in the family.

 a majlis (sitting area)

old lamps

the replica of Sultan Fort

A replica of an emarati woman with shela (head scarf) and burqa & the boat which represents the fishing industry of the United Arab Emirates.

 A medium-sized carpet that they placed over the main door going to the Ethnographical Section of the museum with the famous quote of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

to be continued...............

Word of the day: burqa is the metallic coloured object used to cover part of the face of emarati women, and these days, it is only used by the older generation.

A wonderful weekend to all. Salaam!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for introducing valuable traditional culture.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.
    ruma

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  2. Always an interesting post, Misalyn, and as always, your photos are superb! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. very nice post sis,hope ngeenjoy ka sa vacation mo now....takecare always....

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  4. love it all!



    Aloha from Hawaii my Friend


    Comfort Spiral

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  5. Good Morning..
    Beautiful photographs of the Museum..
    I love everything about old traditions of peoples..
    Have a nice day
    Costas

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  6. Ooo, I love those lamps! Hehehe, jokingly, are they the genie's?

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  7. wonderful photos of a diffirent culture...keep it coming girl.

    ops! enjoy your holiday, ok! have a safe and wonderful time home..

    eng

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  8. cool, ang rich ng culture nila.

    ure from Camnorte? swerte mo! agn ganda ng beaches nyo. post ko yung Maculabo island bukas and Mercedes island on the following days. Panalo! Ü

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