Al Ain is the largest city in Abu Dhabi and it is known as The Garden city owing to the greenery which is seen everywhere in the city.
Al Ain in Arabic means ‘spring’. It is the perfect name for the city as it is fed by the springs that originate in the majestic mountains that surrounds it. It was pivotal as an oasis in the caravan route from UAE to Oman.
The founder of UAE the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sulthan Al Nahyan stayed in the grandiose Al Ain Palace. Now it is converted into a museum that displays a huge collection of things relating to the royal family of Abu Dhabi.
Jebel Hafeet with a height of 1,240 meters produces an appreciative view over Al Ain.
The much talked about Al Ain oases is located in the heart of the city with greenish palm fields and shady walkways. There are eight entrances to the oases. Visiting the oasis will provide you with knowledge about Falaj, the ancient irrigation system that are centuries old.
Al Ain Wild Life Park and Resort is home to about 4000 animals which also includes the Arabian Oryx and the sand gazelles. About 30% animals in the park are considered endangered.
An 18 hole golf course is present in the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf club. If you love speed, then you can try the kart track at the Al Ain Raceway.
The camel market and livestock souk are present in the Al Ain central market. You can acquaint yourself with the camel, the ship of the desert here.
The beautiful Al Jahili fort is considered to be one of the sites of great historical importance in United Arab Emirates. It has been artistically preserved and it displays the work of the English man Wilfred Thesiger, who crossed the Empty Quarter in the 1940s.
Al Ain National museum is the most sought out destination for tourists who wish to delve deep into the culture, history and heritage of Abu Dhabi and UAE. It was built in 1910.
At the Al Ain International airport, Al Ain aerobatic show is held every year. It is performed by expert aerobatic performers and it attracts about 1,50,000 spectators.