All you need to know about Al Ain

Al Ain is a city Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates. It lies on the border with Oman, and is nicknamed the “Garden City of the Gulf”, on account of its many parks, oases, tree-lined avenues and decorative roundabouts. It’s officially the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates, with an estimated population of more 592,000.

Al Ain is a prominent services centre, home to various major shopping complex and souqs. Its growing industries include car sales and mechanics. In amongst its various oases is a mixture of modern and pre-modern buildings which give the city its distinct look. It’s been occupied for more than 4,000 years, and, during that time, come under attack from various forces.

Regarded as a tourist destination, Al Ain is rich in attractions. For shopping, head to either Bawadi Mall or Al Jimi Mall. If excursions are your thing, you can pass the time with a camel ride or a full day trip involving visits to the Al Ain National Museum and the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum.

The best way to get about in Al Ain is either by bus, car or taxi. From the city’s central bus station, you can catch a direct bus to Abu Dubai which comes roughly every 45 minutes. Taxis can be fetched from the same station. Al Ain International is the city’s main airport.

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