We report the first observation of extraordinary transmission of deep-UV light (λ = 289nm) through 20nm aluminum film coated two-dimensional photonic crystals. The two-dimensional photonic crystals are made of self-assembled hexagonally arranged monolayer of 200 nm polystyrene spheres fabricated using drop casting method. The high quality photonic crystal exhibits a well-defined photonic band gap of 4.59 eV (λ = 270nm) and the aluminum coated two-dimensional photonic crystal displays extraordinary transmission in the deep-UV region at λ = 289 nm. The fabricated aluminum nanostructure produces a sensitivity of 42nm/RIU and 57nm/RIU when the refractive index of the surrounding medium is changed from 1 (= air) to 1.36 (= ethanol) and 1.49 (=toluene), respectively. Therefore, the aluminum film coated two-dimensional photonic crystals could be utilized to fabricate cost-effective and ultrasensitive chemical sensors.