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Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain
Categories: Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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Forget imaginings of grassy knowles and sitting by streams under trees. This is an area of private farms mostly growing dates using small concrete water channels for irrigation. In between which are w... read more »
Durch eine Empfehlung im Reiseführer haben wir die 1,5h Fahrt von AbuDhabi nach Al Ain auf uns genommen. In der Stadt angekommen war die Beschilderung eine Katastrophe. Mal war die Oase angeschrieben,... read more »By a recommendation in the Guide, we have included the 1, 5 h drive from AbuDhabi to Al Ain on us. Arrived in the city, the signs was a disaster. Even the OASIS times was not written. As we this then found who was yawning empty the parking lot and all inputs all around a construction site, so we didn't know whether we are right or not. There in front of us a car in the OASIS is gone, we're just behind so that we have all seen. Was quite nice, but you must not necessarily have seenshow original
I came here with my family, I recommend coming here alone to think, it is peaceful and quiete, the pathway is extensive and you could go on for km you could get lost. It's a very calm environment. you... read more »
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.
Great place for taking a stroll in the shade of palm trees, in numerous gardens
عبدالله ناصر الشامسيAl Ain OASISshow original
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