Al Ain Oasis trip is for the people who love serenity and want to relax from the madding crowd of the cities and hectic schedule. It is a series of oasis that was there in the desert of Arabia for millions of years. Now this wonderful oasis if full of palm plantations and the walk through it the most beautiful thing you can do there. The place was once the traditional seat of the Sheikh and still it preserves its traditional nature.
The central part, near to Al Ain Museum is this oasis that is full of date palms. Take a stroll through the walking lanes and enjoy the singing of the birds and small sounds of the palm branches moving to the tunes of the wind, far from the city, a haven full of tranquility which you can only seldom enjoy.
It uses a 3,000 year old falaj irrigation system. The water comes from a number of water channels which is the water source for the palm plantations. The whole plantations is spread over 1,200 hectares (almost 3,000 acres) and has more than 147,000 date palms of 100 varieties. Also, you could understand from here how the people of the present and the earlier generations have used underground wells to maintain the city green.
The farmers of earlier period have understood the need to cultivate the date palm to augment their fruit production. It has been harvested for countless generation here. People of this region have depended on the fruit for high energy supplement adding to their diet of cereals, milks, dried fish and meat.
In this visit you will cover Al Ain National Museum and Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum and a trip to the camel race track and the livestock market. Journey will give insights into the culture of the region. You can understand about the desert trading centre including the bazaars that belongs to the 18th century. At the camel market you can watch the bargaining of camels and can understand the trade related to it.
Visit to Jebel Hafeet, a great mountain, where from the top you could enjoy the beauty of Al Ain City. At the end of the tour there will be a lunch at 5-star hotel and then head back to Abu Dhabi.
- The Al Ain National Museum
- The Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum
- A camel race track
- A livestock market with the bargaining of camels
- A bazaar
- A date palm grove with the ancient falaj irrigation system
- A view from atop Jebel Hafeet, the mountain that overlooks Al Ain City
- The hot springs at the foot of Jebel Hafeet
- Roundtrip transportation
- Knowledgeable driver/guide
- Admission to Al Ain National Museum
- Fuel and taxes
- Approximately 10 hours
Departure time and location
- 7:45 AM; from select Abu Dhabi-area hotels
Return time and location:
- 6 PM; to select Abu Dhabi-area hotels