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Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain
(3.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Explore one of the most essential aspects of urban infrastructure at Al Ain Oasis, a peaceful urban oasis--literally. Known for its below-ground falaj irrigation system, with sloping underground channels transporting water from the main source to key areas, the site possesses an agricultural, historical, and biological importance. Recognized internationally as a significant heritage site, the irrigation system dates back some 3,000 years, and many of the palm plantations here still function as farms. Covering an area of 1,200 hectares (2,965 acres), the oasis and surrounding plantations are home to more than 147,000 date palms of 100 different varieties. Follow the shady pathways and take in the greenery and tranquility. With our international travel planner, Al Ain attractions like Al Ain Oasis can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I loved visiting the oasis as it is so peaceful to stroll around and lose yourself. the newer buildings are a great add on and the staff really know about the place. 
  • When I walked up to the entrance to the Oasis, I was accosted by a very friendly, eager staffer who pressed a brochure (available only in Arabic) into my hand and urged me to visit first the miniature...  more »
  • I was pretty disappointed in this place. There is nothing except avenues all equal and palm trees of dates. At lunch time the heat is terrible.
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  • The legend says that this oasis is sitting on top of one of the largest oil reserve in UAE, well that's what some people would say, what I can say though is this place is like a portal to the past. We went to Al Ain for a weekend vacation and brought our bicycles with us, thankfully, we were allowed to cycle inside that's why we were able to see a lot of areas in this huge oasis of palm trees with traditional irrigation. Though ti's hot, almost all of the area are shaded because of the palm tree leaves. Try to visit here with a bicycle if you want to cover more areas because walking would take too much of your time.
  • fantastic place, nostalgic feeling.
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  • Great place for taking a stroll in the shade of palm trees, in numerous gardens
  • Beautiful and let you take in a splendid natural environment...
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