Al - Ain

Al - Ain

Things to do - general

Al Ain , also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. With a population of 568,221 (2010), it is located approximately 160 km east of the capital Abu Dhabi and about 120 km south of Dubai. Al-Ain is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates, and it has the country’s highest number of Emirati nationals.

Al-Ain is located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, inland on the border with Oman. The freeways connecting Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, andDubai form a geographic triangle in the country, each city being roughly 130 km from the other two.

CountryAL Ain
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Languages spokenArabic, English
Currency usedDirhams (AED)
Area (km2)13,100 km2 (5,100 sq mi)

Sports & nature

Al-Ain City is the home of Al Ain Club, which is one of the most successful football clubs in the UAE and Asia. It has many titles and championships to its name. Al-Ain Club contains also eight other games which are: handball, volleyball, basketball, swimming, Table Tennis, Athletics, Jiu jitsu, and Taekwondo.Hili Fun City hosts two ice hockey teams, the Al Ain Vipers and Ghantoot. Each team has adult and youth teams starting from age 4. The Al-Ain Vipers Men's Team won the Emirates Hockey League in the 2009-10 season.The Palm Resort to the west of the town hosts a popular rugby club with adult and youth teams, and the Al-Ain International Soccer Club which has three youth teams, including one for 7-9 year old's.There is a water sports centre called Wadi Adventure with a wave pool and surf instructors. Additionally, the park has facilities for kayaking and rafting on an artificial river.Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

Traders Vic’s is a very famous bar cum pub which is located in Al Ain where many visitors come and enjoy nightlife of this city and take pleasure of the bar whole night. This bar offers alcoholic blends and also provides entertainment in terms of music where a Cuban band plays toe-tapping Spanish-Latin music every night. There are huge number of restaurants found in this city from where you will have delicious cuisines ranging from oriental to Asian as well as international food is also served. Some of the restaurants are opened till late night so you will not face any problem if you want to have your dinner late. There are number of theatres which are found in this city just to make nightlife of Al Ain more and more attractful. Dubai is just a few miles away from this city which also offers amazing and entertaining nightlife. Most of the hotels offer pubs and bars which will make your night more memorable and pleasurable. Al Ain offers many other entertaining activities which start from visiting heritage spots to bushwalking in stunning gardens and ends at enjoying a marvellous Nightlife in Al Ain. Hence your trip will be completed if you visit all these places and take pleasure. Travel guide will give you information on every step during your trip.Nightlife image

Culture and history info

The area is rich in underground water springs, one of the reasons the area was settled originally. It still uses the ancient falaj system to irrigate many areas by passing water through a network of tunnels and open channels. Al Ain was originally known as Tawam and Al Buraimi oasis, and the current name of the city means “water spring.”Al Ain has the largest Emirati national population in the country, but even so the majority of the city’s residents are Indian subcontinent expatriates, mainly from Pakistan. Teeming with parks, roundabouts, and foliage-lined streets, the city is often referred to as the “Garden City of the Gulf.” Camel racing and breeding are both traditional activities in the city that give insight into its cultural past. Visitors today can view this traditional form of commerce at the Camel Souq daily.Al Ain is home to a large fort, the Al Ain Fort, that was built to protect the city from raiders. It was the base for Sheikh Zayed before he rose to prominence as the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi. There are also numerous other forts scattered throughout the city and its outlying areas that are in different states of reconstruction that give an insight into the city’s long and varied past. Many of these forts have been excavated or are undergoing excavation and reconstruction and some are open to the public for viewing.Al Ain is also home to the largest of many oases in the area comprised of thousands of date palms.Culture and history image

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