THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
The museum begins with a prologue room titled the Grand Vestibule. Upon the floor, the jagged line of the coastline of the UAE appears to encourage the visitor to feel like a maritime explorer, metaphorically washed up on the shores of Abu Dhabi and about to enter a brave new world. The rest of the content is laid out over 12 rooms or chapters. It starts in the prehistoric ages and moves to the present day. Thanks to the clever presentation, it makes a visitor feel as if they are walking through the story of the history of all civilisation. As you move from one hall to the next, it is as if a new page of history is being turned.