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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  • Truly an Oasis in the desert. Fascinating example of how people used to work on the land pre technology using irrigation channels. Lovely atmosphere to hire a bike and ride around for an hr. Excellent...  more »
  • There isn't anything much to see, its basically a palm date plantation. Not worth the visit if you are thinking to drive all the way from Abu Dhabi. Its near the Al Ain zoo, you can plan to visit both...  more »
  • We went to Al Ain without knowing that a majority of the monuments were closed Monday. We have therefore lounged in the Palm Grove, to find a framework that we had never seen... Of the trees out of sight, the sound of water flowing, the singing of birds, the scent of jasmine and honeysuckle: we stayed three hours away from any civilization, even though we were actually in the middle of the city. Very exotic!
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