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Known as the ‘Garden City’, Al Ain is a beautiful and historic oasis city in the United Arab Emirates, which has become a popular summer retreat for people escaping the humidity on the coast. Packed with fascinating historic monuments and shady date palm groves, it’s also got great shopping, and plenty of cafés and restaurants. You can head to the top of the Jebel Hafeet mountain which dominates the town to enjoy spectacular views, or take a dip in the Green Mubazarrah hot springs at the base. There’s also a great zoo, an amusement park, a go-kart circuit and a fabulous water adventure park where you can kayak, surf and try some white-water rafting. Choose from a range of hotles, including a selection of all inclusive options.
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Why book Al Ain holidays
Head to Wadi Adventure for water park fun and Hili Fun City for rollercoasters and other attractions
Top attractions to visit
Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain Palace Museum and Al Ain Oasis
Jebel Hafeet is the perfect challenge for active holidaymakers, from mountain hiking to impeccable views
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Your guide to Al Ain holidays
Al Ain is a wonderful, garden-filled oasis city in the desert of United Arab Emirates. It’s got a long, long history and is replete with fascinating ancient monuments, from Bronze Age ruins to 19th-century forts. There are several shopping malls, lots of restaurants and cafés, and several charming, shady oases where you can escape the heat. The city is dominated by the 1340-metre-high peak of Jebel Hafeet, which you can climb for fantastic views over the desert. There are also fabulous hot springs and pools at the Green Mubazarrah complex at its base. Al Ain boasts lots of other attractions, including a zoo, an amusement park and a go-kart circuit. And there can’t be many places in the world where you can surf and go white-water rafting in the desert, but Al Ain is one of them, thanks to its amazing water adventure park!
Al Ain is set in the desert, but it has plenty of places to cool off. Known as the ‘Garden City’, its got several lovely oases, which are shaded with palm trees and cooled with pools and fountains. If you want to take a dip, there is a very popular hot spring complex, the Green Mubazarrah, which sits at the base of the Jebel Hafeet mountain. It has streams, springs, a lake and there are pools and hot tubs where you can relax in the mineral-rich waters. You could also head to the thrilling water adventure park, where you can have a go at surfing and white-water rafting. If you are desperate to visit a real beach, you could drive for an hour and 50 minutes west to Abu Dhabi, which has some gorgeous white-sand beaches packed with facilities and options for water sports.
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