About Al Ain

Al Ain, the Oasis City, gets its name for a reason – it's lush and green, and literally translates to ‘the spring’ in Arabic. As Abu Dhabi's second largest city, Al Ain beautifully blends heritage with vibrant life.

A city brimming with heritage, serenity, and life

Nestled in the heart of the UAE, Al Ain is a city that whispers stories of the past while embracing the pulsating spirit of today. Fittingly named 'the spring' in Arabic, this bustling city paints a picture of green serenity against the backdrop of the desert. It proudly cradles its history, being the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE's visionary first president. As Abu Dhabi's second-largest city, Al Ain gracefully balances heritage and modernity.

Al Ain's heritage runs deep, with roots stretching over 4000 years. These oases aren't just part of its scenery; they're a UNESCO World Heritage Site that narrates tales of resilience and tradition. Located 160 kilometres east of Abu Dhabi and 120 kilometres south of Dubai, Al Ain's geographic significance is matched by its cultural importance. You can expect to explore Emirati heritage, walk ancient pathways and discover the authentic heart that beats within the remarkable desert oasis.

A city brimming with heritage, serenity, and life

Al Ain's culture and traditions

Step into the living legacy of Emirati culture in Al Ain. Immerse in the spirit of tradition and the essence of Emirati values as you embark on this authentic journey through time.

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