Al Ain translates to ‘The Spring’ in English. Al Ain is a city east of the city of Abu Dhabi and borders the country of Oman. Al Ain is known for its sprawling oasis which is watered via an ancient irrigation system called falaj. The system still runs to this day. Jebel Hafit, Abu Dhabi’s tallest peak is also in Al Ain. It has a vibrant cultural scene and is much quieter than the bustling streets of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Drive 90-minutes from Dubai airport and you’ll discover Al Ain, a garden city, one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t forget your phone when visiting this green region because it’s filled with visual gems and characterful sights perfect for photos.