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Explore rich heritage and vibrant culture in Al Ain; with its stunning historical sites and traditional landmarks, amidst the United Arab Emirates desert oasis.

About Al Ain

Often called the 'Garden City' of the Emirates, Al Ain is located in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

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Map of Al Ain

Map of Al Ain

Al Ain (meaning spring, in Arabic) is an oasis city and the second largest in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Al Ain

Located about 160km east of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain is also about the same distance south-east of Dubai; just an hour and a half's drive.

There are also domestic and international flights to the Al Ain International airport.

Al Ain - Garden City of The Gulf

Archaeological discoveries date settlements in Al Ain to around 3,000 BC.

A visit to the Al Ain National Museum, with it's many and varied displays, will provide a fascinating insight to the history of the city and region.

Al Ain Palace Museum

The Al Ain Palace Museum was the former residence of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE.

It has been converted into a museum and features exhibits on the history and culture of the UAE, as well as the personal effects of Sheikh Zayed.

Visiting Al Ain

Al Ain is best visited in winter, to appreciate the ancient archaeological sites and the hot springs in Jebel Hafiz.

There's also a zoo in Al Hain, where the Egyptian vulture flies in to feed on raw meat fed to the animals.

Where to Stay in Al Ain

Al Ain Rotana Hotel

Al Ain Rotana Hotel

Al Ain Rotana Hotel: Zayed Bin Sultan Street, Al Ain.

Situated in the heart of Al Ain, the hotel redefines efficient service with an effortless style, enveloped by the warmth of traditional Arabic hospitality and the splendour of modern luxuries.

Equipped with six restaurants, bars, and a lobby café, the Al Ain Rotana offers a variety of accommodation styles with facilities and services that will leave you truly relaxed.

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet: Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain.

Seven miles from the hot springs lake and camel racetrack, this hotel's hillside location offers great views of Al Ain.

The Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain is located on Hafeet Mountain, 10 miles from Al Ain Mall and approximately 13 miles from Al Ain Airport.

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