It was in 1992 when archaeologists unearthed an interesting structure on Sir Bani Yas Island.
The edifice, as it was later identified, was an ancient church and monastery dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Since then, the historic site has undergone a series of excavations as experts continue to dig to discover more about the area and its storied past.
Now, the site has been reopened for the public – both residents and tourists – to see the first-hand fascinating site.
Visitors can see sections of the structure including walls, courtyard houses, as well as artefacts like ceramic objects and plaster crosses – all giving a unique glimpse into the life of inhabitants and design of the monastery.
A shelter has been erected in the site under the directive of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi to protect and preserve the remains against wind and harsh weather conditions.