Al Ain certainly lives up to its name as the garden city of the Gulf with tree-lined streets and landscaped parks. The setting for the region's largest oasis, it's a laid back Arabian experience with an undeniably traditional ambience. The city lies to the east of the Emirates on the border to Oman, an hour trip from both Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Wind-sculpted sand dunes surrounded the an oasis of green, which is nestled at the foot of "Jebel Hafeet" mountain the highest top in the Emirates with 1,300 meters above the city.
Al Ain's significance as a major destination on ancient trading routes is evident not only in the remains of its proud fortresses , but by the sheer number of fortified structures. Recognized for its rich historical value, Al Ain has been placed on the UNESCO world heritage watch list.
Hotels in Al Ain
| Hilton Al Ain -
Relax by the family pool, set in landscaped gardens, or tee off at the Hilton Al Ain hotel's golf course. 5 minutes from Al Ain & 30 minutes from Al Ain Airport, hotel with 3 pools, golf course, fitness centre and 6 bars and restaurants ...[more]
5 nights - All Inclusive
01 Sep - 30 Sep 08
|Value Added Travel Offers:
- 'AI' including 3 meals, soft drinks, spirits, house wine & beer, and more*
- FREE transfers from Etihad *
- Free Two days city tour & sight seeing*
- Free two days a week summer shuttle trip to Dubai & back to hotel
- FREE daily International newspaper*
- Special Hiltonia Sports & Leisure facilities
- SPA Facilities
Al Ain Attractions
Al Ain museum illustrates the remote past of the United Arab Emirates as well as the more recent history covered under the archaeological and ethnographical section.
Al Ain Palace/Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum
Built in 1937 as a palace for the "Al Nahyan" family, it was restored in 2000 and re-opened as a museum to chronicle the lifestyle of the ruling family with its internal courtyard, majilis, guard buildings, family residence and receiving tent.
Jebel Hafeet Mountain
Al Ain's crowing glory is considered to be the UAE's highest mountain, which dominates the landscape. An Impressive summit of 1,300 meters above the city is a sight to behold and made easy ascend on the 13-kilometer road-which took over six years to build and topped off by a circular parking lot and viewing area survey the land.
The best way of relaxing on your way down from Jebel Hafeet Mountain, and watching the greenery hills around.
Al Ain Zoo
A desert-themed zoo, covers 850 hectares considered the largest zoo in region with many attraction including bigger enclosures for animals from the local desert and African Savannahs.
The right place you can see all camels trading.
Still you can enjoy all the different international & local brands offered in Dubai, by visiting Al Ain Mall or at the central souk.
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