The second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain is famously known as the Garden City owing to the lush greenery it is surrounded by. Known to have the highest number of Emirati nationals residing here, the city is 160 kilometres from Abu Dhabi and 120 kilometres from Dubai.
Following independence in 1971 Al Ain became quite distinct although it was inhabited for over 4000 years. Owing to the relatively humid weather many people head over here during the summer months of the year. There are so many beautiful parks and tree lined avenues that add to the beauty of the city. The city council also makes an attempt to emphasise the greenery of the building by exercising strict controls such as maintaining stringent height restrictions.
It is a popular weekend destination for city dwellers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There are several attractions such as the Al Ain National Museum, Palace Museum and several archaeological park sites dating back to the Bronze Age of the country. The sunset at the Jebel Hafeet Mountain is known to be a spectacular site visited by many, along with visits to the mineral springs at the base of this magnificent mountain range. Hiji Fun City is an amusement park that is very popular among families.
With so much to do and so much to experience this beautiful weekend retreat will keep you on your toes. The Wadi Adventure Park is a famous water park in the city that offers surfing, kayaking and rafting experiences. There are plenty of malls in and around the town centre. It is common to see locals and holidaymakers sipping shisha or coffee at the many attractive coffee shops that decorate this popular destination in the Emirate.
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