Al Ain boasts of being the second largest city in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. It lies on the foot of Hafeet Mountain, which stand to over 1300 meters and contributes to the city’s less humid conditions, especially in summer with its cool evening breezes.
For centuries the Oasis of Al Ain played a significant role as a caravan stop on ancient trade router from Oman to Ancient Persia, India and the Mediterranean. Meaning “the spring’ in Arabic also known as the Oasis City, it’s heritage and tradition is famous for Archeological excavations discovered and revealed tombs over 4000 years old and is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited settlements.
It emerges as city of importance in imperative measures such as agriculture, education and tourism. The oasis is rich with traditional souk selling variety of goods from handicraft to camels.
Today Al Ain’s visitor can be part of its history by exploring its museums and renovated forts on footsteps to a memorable experience of the emirates and its rulers.
The Al Ain oasis flourishes with palm plantation. It serves as escape of the heat and noise of the city to a cool, shady and serene haven. In addition the Oasis still has working farms with traditional irrigation system “ falaj” which has been used for centuries to tap into underground wells.
On the horizon rise Jabel Hafeet heights, its one of the country’s largest peaks rising 1,240 meters, offerings marvelous views over Al Ain. On the foothills of Jabel Hafeet lies the green Mubazzarah, built around hot springs and waterfalls with its green landscape it serves as an escape to nature for all visitors.
The City of Al Ain offers a variety of engaging activities. From a night safaris at Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort, The home of over 4000 animals to taking a drive or race around the most advanced go-kart-tracks. The fun doesn’t stop here all visitors can enjoy the city’s golf courses, shooting ranges and equestrian shows throughout the year.
Today Al Ain is dedicated to the development plan of Al Ain 2030. Its contribution will preserve the authentic Arab identity with an ever evolving modern culture.