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Al Ain

Practical information on Al Ain

  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Desert
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Castle and fortress
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2 hours' drive from Dubai
When to go
From September to May
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Al Ain

Claire MATILLON Seasoned Traveller
24 written opinions

Al Ain is located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, approximately 2 hours' drive from the capital. It's a must-see stopping point for those who love to go off the beaten tracks.

My suggestion:
Spend a night there or pass through if you're going to Oman on the road from Abu Dhabi.
My review

Al Ain is a province close to the border with Oman, which offers numerous activities

The entire city has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I found numerous forts to visit there, as well as museums on the archaeology of the city. In order to tower above the city, climb (on foot or by car) Jebel Hafeet Mountain: you'll have a magnificent view over the city from the highest mountain in the Emirate ofAbu Dhabi (1,240 m!).

For an unusual outing one weekend, I went to the Al Maqam track. There, you can watch a camel race (free of charge). You can see that there are small robots (which look like children) riding the camels. In effect, these dangerous races were previously done by children, (lighter than adults), and they have now been replaced by dolls with motorised arms.

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