The sprawling metropolis of Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The city’s museums, galleries and historic attractions as well as modern amusement parks and shopping malls attract more and more tourists each year.Resorts in Abu Dhabi are opulent and imposing much like the fast developing city itself. Leisure and business traveller numbers topped three and half million in 2015. The city is always a hive of activity. To escape to a more tranquil locale, book a stay at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara on Sir Bani Yas Island.
The village of Al Hili has become famous as an archaeological site where remains of a settlement dating back to the third millennium BC have been discovered. Al Hili Archaeological Garden has been created by the government of Abu Dhabi to better display findings from the excavations, which began in the late 1960s. It is open to the public daily between 4pm and 11pm. The Garden is a park where people can relax and enjoy the sights. It has been decorated with plants, ponds and a play area for children.
The ancient settlement has been traced back to the Umm Al Nar Period also known as the Bronze Age Settlement. The houses, towers and tombs have been built from unbaked bricks. The towers have a unique design where a central well is surrounded by rooms that are integrated into the outer walls. The artefacts that have been unearthed indicate farming and trade activities took place as well as the engineering developments of the time, like a fully functioning irrigation system. The excavations also turned up circular stone tombs, consisting of many chambers with multiple graves. The largest tomb is known simply as the Great Hili Tomb.
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