Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain

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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. To visit Al Ain Oasis on your trip to Al Ain, use our Al Ain travel route planner.
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  • September 28, 2017
    It possible to reach this place by bus just for 20 AED (5, 4 $) and it can take around 2 hours from Al Ghubaiba metro station. Bus schedule is every 40 minutes from 6:00 AM to 11: 40 PM. In this way y...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    great walk with lots to learn here. The date palms are fabulous to walk through. The education modules were fantastic. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    This Oasis is complete beauty: on a hot day you will just love it and not swelter, look at the greenery and be happy.  more »
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  • August 11, 2017
    No vendo machine .. but luckily the guard gave me a refill for my bottle .Great !
  • June 6, 2017
    Very nice place to go for a walk. There is also a museum attached to learn about UAE history. I love this place.
  • April 26, 2017
    This is good seeable place but you you have cycle to visit this area you will feel confortable very nice and big place
  • July 14, 2017
    I love this plàce it's so nice and green
  • January 31, 2017
    Great place to visit...very quite, you can rent a bike for a nice ride

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While Al Ain doesn't offer much in the way of true budget accommodations, many of its mid-range and luxury hotels are surprisingly good value. You'll find most hotels in the narrow streets of the old town, as well as some larger resorts around the fringes. Several of the city's hotels have swimming pools, which could provide welcome relief from the blistering heat. You can buy alcohol--heavily restricted throughout the U.A.E--at a few of the large hotels in Al Ain, including the Hilton and the Mercure Grand.
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