Al `Ayn Travel Guide

  • Me at the Camel Farm.
    Me at the Camel Farm.
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  • Burial site at Hili
    Burial site at Hili
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  • The palace in al Ain
    The palace in al Ain
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Al `Ayn Things to Do

  • Soak your feet in natural hot springs

    Jabel Hafeet is a hot springs at the foot of the highest peak in Al Ayn. Man made greenery around the hot springs makes the place even more welcoming. There are many places to sit and soak you feet. Places to make barbecue are also there. A good picnic spot, this attracts a lot of crowd during weekends.


    Want a quick border adventure? The town of Wilayat Al-Buraimi is just over the border in Oman. You can drive here from Dubai and actually walk over the border. You could drive, but I was not insured, so I parked the car on the U.A.E. side and walked over the border to see the restored Al Khandaq Fort. Be careful of traffic! The great thing is that...

  • Novelty Roundabouts

    Drive around Al Ain to see the various novelty roundabouts. In the downtown area you will see the Coffee Pot Roundabout and the Pearl Chest.

  • Al Ain Zoo

    For a small fee, visit the zoo which has quite a large selection of animals with a few reptiles housed in a darkened area. The Silverback is my favourite.

  • Green Mubazzarah

    Visit the Green Mubazzarah on your way to Jebel Hafeet. This green area at the base of the mountain offers picnic areas, thermal inside baths (separate male and female) and outdoor thermal springs. There are also chalets for rent.

  • Al Ain Palace Museum

    A nice place to visit to see various traditionally decorated rooms such as the meeting room, bedrooms and storerooms before viewing the traditional tent in the garden with it's well and fountain. There are also exhibits of traditional artworks and photographs. I can't remember there being an entrance fee, but if there is, it is nominal.

  • Sultan Bin Zayed Fort

    For a small fee you can visit the informative museum of local exhibits, historical facts, video presentations and archaeological artifacts before visiting the fort to walk around and view old photos and the various rooms there.

  • Jebel Hafeet

    Take a trip up to Jebel Hafeet for a view of Al Ain and beyond. Nice to view the sunset from the observation point at the top if you get a clear evening. There is a Mercure Hotel at the top of the mountain road where nice views can be had whilst eating or drinking in the restaurant.

  • Desert Safari

    We were picked up at our hotel at around 3pm and taken out of Al Ain by 4WD to the dunes. Here the driver did various wheel spins and turns over the dunes which was great fun. We were then taken to the desert camp to do sandboarding, ride on camels and ride a 4 wheeled motorcyle across the dunes (extra charge). There was then a buffet style meal...


Al `Ayn Hotels

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  • Al Ain Rotana Hotel

    Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain

    This hotel is perfect for a weekend break or as a part of round trip. Few kilometers of steep...

  • Asfar Resorts Al Ain

    Al Masoody Street, Opposite Safeer Mall, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Al `Ayn Restaurants

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    Al Diwan: Best Arabic food I've tasted

    by aquamarine_cf Written Dec 31, 2006

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    This is definitely best Arabic restaurant I have visited. I love Arabic food, and I especially enjoyed it at this restaurant. Fresh veggies and joghurt salad there are definitely the best! Besides, ambience is great, and staff very friendly. Ambience is very good to, so it makes a very good place for a business lunch/dinner.
    They do not serve alcoholic beverages.

    Favorite Dish: Fresh kebbe; joghurt salad; fresh veggies; avocado juice;

    Related to:
    • Business Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Work Abroad

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Al `Ayn Shopping

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    Ice skate at Al Ain Mall

    by chizz Updated Apr 2, 2008

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    Central mall with supermarket and food court as well as the usual array of stores. Ice rink too where skates can be hired for around 10-15 dirhams per hour.

    Al Ain Mall - ice rink

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