Al Ain Oasis Tour is a one day trip to Al Ain, the second largest city of Abu Dhabi, which is known as the garden city due to the presence of green nature in the city. Al Ain is the right destination for those who are in the quest of a classic desert life. It is a traditional place of the sheikhs and it shows lively pictures of life in a desert. During the ancient caravan trail, it functioned as an important stop.
The history of Al Ain dates back to the 4th millennium BC. Al Ain is important because it is one of the agricultural centers of the Emirates and also a university city and the birthplace for the first president of the UAE.
At the oasis (Jimi & Hili), you could walk in the shades of the palms which give the visitors a pleasant and relaxing experience. Another attraction is that you can visit the Al Ain Palace museum which was the residence of the late ruler Sheikh Zayed Bin Sulthan Al Nahyan. Here you could see displays including the collection of family portraits which gives an insight into the way the royal family led their life and how they entertained guests.
The tour also takes you to the camel market where you can get an idea of its functioning. During your tour to Al Ain, make sure to visit Al Ain National Museum and Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum. Here you can also see the date palm grove cultivated with the help of ancient ‘falaj’ irrigation system. At the camel market you could watch bargaining. Also visit, Jebel Hafeet, a great mountain that overlooks the beauty of Al Ain city.
There are many hot springs at the foot of the mountain that is believed to have healing properties.
Important Locations covered in the Tour
The Al Ain National Museum
The Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum
A camel race track
A livestock market with the bargaining of camels
A date palm grove with the ancient falaj irrigation system
A view from atop Jebel Hafeet, the mountain that overlooks Al Ain City
The hot springs at the foot of Jebel Hafeet
Admission to Al Ain National Museum