Al Ain is the Heritage Heartland Abu Dhabi with several picturesque ‘heritage sites’. The beautiful Al Ain city is the second largest city in the country which was a green and beautiful oasis once on the caravan path to Oman from United Arab Emirates.
Being an old settlement with continuous inhabitation, Al Ain is the Heritage Heartland Abu Dhabi with several picturesque ‘heritage sites’. For many reasons, Abu Dhabi is a genuine location for leisure with many marvellous attractions for the taste of everybody. The beautiful Al-Ain city is the second largest city in the country which was a green and beautiful oasis once on the caravan path to Oman from United Arab Emirates. Al Ain is known as the Heritage Heartland of Abu Dhabi for many obvious reasons. Being home to the enchanting Hili Archaeological Gardens, this second largest city in the country bears many traces of old settlements even date back to the Bronze Age. Besides, you can find many exciting archaeological sites and relics of many ancient tombs at this incredible city.
If you visit the Al Ain Museum, you can see plenty of stonework and pottery which found at the sites are of historical importance. In Arabic, Al Ain means ‘the spring’ and the city has many archaeological sites to experience the ancient Arabic life such as Umm Al Nar Island, Jebel Hafeet tombs, Marwah Island and the Bida Bint Saud region. As a heritage heartland, Al Ain is a World Heritage site of UNESCO. As per the cultural sites classified by UNESCO, there are 6 oases at the world heritage areas in this city. Besides, a few archaeological sites such as Hili, Bida bint Saud and Hafeet also make it as a true land of heritage. These sites prove that there were old settlements in the region even from the Neolithic Age.
UNESCO cited several ‘remarkable vestiges’ in the heritage city of Al Ain that include wells, stone tombs dating back to 2500 BC and different types of adobe constructions include palaces, towers, residential constructions and buildings for administration. Hili was very advanced even at ancient times and the Falaj irrigation system is an example of sophistication of the region even from the Iron Age. The vestiges found at the archaeological sites of Al Ain provide significant testimony about the cultural transition in the area from hunting to sedentarization. Being a heritage site, Al Ain offers outstanding opportunities to the country for responsible tourism. People from across the world visit the heritage land of Al Ain to experience the unique culture and tradition of ancient Emiratis. You will simply love to visit the camel market in the UAE at Al Ain. With a wide range of heritage sites, museums, ancient forts and traditional souks, this heritage heartland provides a memorable experience to the visitors.
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