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[Asia Travel] UAE: Al Ain

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Al Ain is one of the major cities in the UAE. It is a city near the border with Oman, which means “fountain” in Arabic. With a long history of prospering as an oasis city in the desert, Al Ain has many fountains. Al Ain has the UAE University on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, and the field of education is also developing. Al Ain is a city that is visited by tourists all year round, with many attractions such as oasis and archaeological sites.

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Location

Al Ain is a city located in the eastern part of the UAE.

History

Unlike other UAE cities, Al Ain has developed as an inland oasis city. The area around the Oman Peninsula entered the era of Sas Al Nakhl culture and prospered around 2000 BC. This civilization triggered this Al Ain to be registered as a World Heritage Site.

Climate

Al Ain is hot all year round, with deadly heat, especially in the summer. You can spend the winter comfortably. Throughout the year, the temperature fluctuates between 12 ° C and 44 ° C.

Language

Arabic is the official language in the UAE. In addition, Persian, Urdu, and Tagalog are also used because there are so many people who can speak English and there are many migrant workers.

Security

Al Ain is a more peaceful city than Dubai or Abu Dhabi and is a very safe city. However, even so, please avoid going out at night.

Race

Most of them are Arabs. Due to the large number of migrant workers, many Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshi, etc. live here.

industry

Al Ain is a fertile area and the largest agricultural area in the UAE, as it is only called the town of Oasis. We grow fruit trees, grass and vegetables.

religion

Islam is the state religion in the UAE. Freedom of religion is recognized, and there are Hindus and Christians.

currency

UAE dirhams have been used since 1973.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Jabal Hafeet

The Jabalhafeet Mountains is a mountain that straddles Oman. There is a cave on the top of the mountain, and there are coral ruins around it. There are also restaurants and cafes, so you can relax while gazing at the spectacular view from the top of the mountain.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Mubazzarah 

At the foot of Jabal Hafeet is an oasis called Mbazzara, with hot spring pools, parks and Wadi Adventures. It is also a famous drive course.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

The mansion of UAE’s first president, Sheikh Zayed. Opened as a museum in 2001, it has become a popular spot. There are rugs made of palm leaves and large Bedouin-style tents made in Iran in the courtyard.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Al Ain National Museum

The Al Ain National Museum has exhibits that show the history from the Stone Age to the present day. The exhibits are accompanied by explanations in Arabic and English. The inside is divided into archeology, ethnology, and Sheikh Zayed areas.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Al ain zoo

At Al Ain Zoo, you can experience a camel riding and a plaza where you can interact with small animals with 4000 animals. There is a free shuttle bus inside, so you can get on and off freely, which is convenient.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Jahili Fort

Al Jahiri Fortress, which was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2011 as a group of Al Ain archaeological sites. It was created to protect oasis, wells and important palm trees.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Camel market

The camel market is open to the public. In the camel market, you can see the actual price negotiations and camel sales. Goats and sheep are also traded and are lively all day long.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Al Ain Mall

Al Ain shopping center. It is in a very accessible location as it is close to the bus terminal. At the food court, you can find dishes from all over the world. There is also a skating rink.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Bawadi Mall

A shopping mall near the camel market. There are restaurants, food courts, supermarkets, cafes, fast food shops and more.

Hotel

Al Ain has plenty of accommodation. Al Ain International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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