The garden city of Al Ain is a natural wonder of the world, where palm trees outnumber houses and ancient waterways nourish the desert land. The city’s history is a source of pride, so much so that the region is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The landscape is as diverse as its culture, from the busy city streets to the desolate desert dunes. In the city, you’ll come upon ancient forts representing time-honoured traditions with important stories of the nation's origin to tell.

A visit to Al Ain can be anything from a tranquil escape to an adrenaline-fueled adventure. The lush green oases are a haven for calming walks and natural history lessons. Meanwhile, out in the deserts and mountains, engines roar as they climb the dunes and hearts beat a little faster on hikes up high peaks. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and bustling souks. Watch traditional artisans craft materials into fine souvenirs, breathe in the unforgettable smell of Arabian spices and perfumes and taste delicious Emirati cuisine

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Al Ain is a place where time has stood still, preserving perfect natural environments to escape to. Hike up peaceful mountains, study derelict forts and stroll through Al Ain Oasis, the city’s natural jewel. In the oasis, pathways meander through thousands of palms, ancient forts and it's here where you can see the traditional irrigation system in operation.

Find pleasant hotels and resorts with a laid-back atmosphere or try something different at the foothills of Jebel Hafit and spend a night under the stars in an air-conditioned bubble tent.

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Enlighten your mind and uncover history in Al Ain. The city is home to historic buildings, like Al Jahili Fort, Qasr Al Muwaiji and Al Qattara Fort. These ancient structures defended the city and housed royal family members. To this day, they stand as iconic landmarks and centres of education to learn about Al Ain’s history.

The city of Al Ain is a place to truly experience Emirati life too. The souks provide countless opportunities to shop for various traditional items like spices, perfumes and jewellery. For an even more authentic Emirati experience, get stuck into the bustle of Al Ain Camel Market.

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Adventure in Al Ain

In Al Ain, you can experience the wild side of life! White-water rafting in the wadis and dune-bashing in the desert will definitely get your heart pumping. Take a tour out to Jebel Hafit Desert Park to enjoy a mountain of experiences that will fill your whole time in Al Ain

You’ll also love Al Ain Zoo, home to over 4,000 animals including giraffes, lions, tigers and Al Ain’s familiar friends, camels. If that’s not enough, head to Al Ain Raceway to jump in a kart and race with your family and friends!

Adventure in Al Ain

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