Al Ain, known as the ‘Oasis City’ of the Emirates, is the UAE’s largest inland city and second city to Abu Dhabi. This tranquil city lies under the shadow of Jebel Hafeet – the Emirate’s tallest mountain peak at 1,340 metres! Surrounded by magnificent red sand dunes and impressive mountain range, it brings refreshing relief from the humidity of the coast making it a holiday destination of the UAE’s Sheikhs for many years.
A walk through the preserved Al Ain Oasis is a calming pastime and takes you back to times gone by. In Al Ain you can visit numerous heritage sites and museums, play golf on an all-grass course lying in the shadow of Jebel Hafeet, take the kids to Hili Fun City, Al Ain Zoo or visit Green Mubazzarah, a park with hot springs, swimming pools, a lake and chalets to stay at, if you wish to stay longer. Don’t miss Al Ain Paradise- Guinness Book of World Records ‘World’s largest garden’.
A centre for education it is now a popular leisure destination with zoos, parks, museums, 5 star hotels and shopping malls. Al Ain is also the venue for popular annual events including air shows and flower shows.