Al Ain the largest city in the Eastern Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the country United Arab Emirates. Home of the UAE University and Known as "The Garden City Of The Gulf". It is surrounded by magnificent red sand dunes and overlooked by an impressive mountain range. Al Ain is located inland on the United Arab Emirates eastern border, at a focal point for journeys by excellent roads to Abu Dhabi Dubai and Sharjah.
The city's origins date back over four millennium, as evidenced at the many archaeological excavations. Its more recent history has origins in the seven retained plantations or oasis where numerous restored and ruined forts and settlements can be seen. Visitors will experience present day Arabia at its best, yet old traditions linger including one of the last remaining and thriving camel markets. Tour the city to experience the contrasts of old and new taking in a visit to a serene oasis. Take a trip to the outskirts of the city for a camel ride or even an over night camel safari amongst the dunes or an exciting four wheel drive journey over the dunes or through the wadis (dry river beds).
Families can visit the largest theme park in the region, the famous Al Ain Zoo which houses one of the largest animal collections in the world, an Olympic sized ice rink or experience a wide variety of other recreation facilities. The city's magnificent resort style hotels can rival the best anywhere. There is shopping to suit every demand. Gold, electronics, oriental carpets and gifts can be purchased at very low price.
Visit AL-AIN for an experience to remember.