(JABAL HAFIT (HAFIT MOUNTAIN)
HAFIT mountain is the highest point in the country
, offering a panoramic view of the Empty Quarter. It is popular tourist
rendezvous and the peak is reached along and excellent mountain road where
a hotel is being built , On the way to the top and at the top there are
so many car parking, Places and areas where you can sit with your family
and enjoy your time in special way!!
HAFIT mountain is also the site of archaeological
finds dating back to the end of the fourth millennium B.C. The slopes around
Jebel Hafit are full of caves which are explored by adventure groups. Settlements
near it are famed for their honey and camel milk production.
At the bottom of HAFIT mountain there are many
hot springs, where you can enjoy a very hot bath, which is very healthy.
Note(all this is free!!, there is
NO admissions, parking fees).
Location:on the South East of AL-Ain city
AIN AL-FAYDHAH RESORT:
Ain Al-Faydhah is a resort, it is located on the
west of Jabal HAFIT. In Al-Faydhah you can find what entertainment you
want, there are two swimming pools, one for men and the other for ladies,
there is a bowling center, Snooker, Pool and Peliard Centers. If you like
horses and want to ride one, you can do that in Al-Ain Faydhah! If you
are tired from the city life and you want to have a rest on the lovely
quite garden, you do that in Al-Ain Faydhah Parks! If you want to spend
a holiday with your family on the luxury shale, but you do not want to
spend too much money, you can hire a very large chalet on Al-Ain Al-Faydhah
at very low price!! If you do not wont a chalet, and you want to just one
or two bedrooms, you go to Al-Ain Al-Faydhah Hotel, also you will not believe
the incredible low prices!! Also there so many western and eastern restaurants,
and a lot to see!!
Location:on the west of Jabal HAFIT.
AL Ain Zoo and Aquarium was opened in 1969 . So
it is already well - known not only within the borders of Abu Dhabi but
outside them as well in this short time. The Zoo developed on the instructions
of the UAE President who maintains an active interest in the facility and
in the welfare of its animals. The importance of this zoo lies not only
in the its attraction today but also in its future value. Nature has since
time immemorial attracted mankind . But it is in danger throughout the
In 27 years , the zoo has expanded into an enormous
collection of both common and rare animals. The largest area in the zoo
is reseved for Arabian antelope and deer . Extensive tree shaded paddocks
offer good breeding conditions for a wide variety of African antelope ,
such as oryx , eland , gazzelle and lechwe. Also , there are many kinds
of animals from all over the world.
The Big cat house opened in january 1985 holds
lions , tigers , pumas, black and spotted leopards and the jaguars.
Al-Ain Zoo is open every day
Location: On the South, About 5 miles away
from the city center.
The admission for Al-Ain Zoo is just
0.50 Dirham for children, and 1 Dirham for adults (which equals $0.30 for
Ai Ain Museum was built by H.H.Sheikh Zayed's
father over 80 years ago . AL Ain Museum is divided into two sections Ethnograghical
and Archaeological. The Ethnographical section contains artefacts such
as traditional garments household items and utensils , and gold and silver
jewellery which reflect the customs and traditionas of the daily life of
the Bedouin people of the region . The Archaeological section displays
finds from discoveries made throughout the Emirates from the past three
decades. On display are interesting finds from Jebel Hafit, Hili and Quattra
in the AL Ain region , and also from Umm An - Nar Island near Abu Dhabi
and Qusais in Dubai . These discoveries date back to the Bronze and Iron
Ages. Each passing year Al Ain Museum grows in wealth as new finds from
recently excavated sites and gifts to the museum enrich its displays .
The Entrance fee for young and old is modest by any standards at 50 fils
|MUSEUM OPENING TIMES :
||8:00 AMTO 1:00 PM
||4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM
||8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
||3:30 PM TO 5:30 PM
The Museum is closed on Saturdays , and
open to the puplic on all official holidays except the first day of Eid
The admission for Al-Ain Museum is just
free for children, and 1 Dirham for adult (which equals $0.30)!!
Location: On Al-Ain center.
CAMEL SOUK :
The Camel market , which is best seen on Fridays
where Camel dealers come from around the Gulf to buy and sell racing animals
Al Murajib Fort
It was built in 1816 A.D by the instruction of Sheikh
Shakhboot bin Diyab .
Location: in the entrance of the city.
Eastern Fort :
It was built in 1910 A.D by the instruction
of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al - Nhayan.
Location: in the city centre(next
to Al-Ain Museum).
Al Muwaiji Fort :
It was built by the instruction of H.H. Sheikh Zayed
bin Sultan Al - Nhayan during his ruling of the eastern region in 1946
Location:2 miles to the west of Al-Ain
Center (in Al Muwaiji area).
Al Murabba Tower :
It was built by the instruction of H.H. Sheikh Zayed
bin Sultan in 1948 .A.D., and it used to be the Police Headquarter
Location: in the city centre.
Al-Hili shrine locate on the north of the city center,
this monumental tomb was built over 4000 years ago.
AL-HILI TRADITIONAL VILLAGE
This is a sample of the villages in the U.A.E. 30
years ago, and it is located on the north east of the city center, in this
village you can explore how we were living, and you can see the old houses,
shops, customs and the excellent relationships between the people.
AL-HILI FUN CITY
Hili Fun City is the Gulf's largest and most
popular theme park . It has been called the Disneyland of
the middle East and for good reason. Recently , its annual festival which
celebrate the culture and history of the country , bringing thousands of
visitors streaming from arround the region.
The permanent attraction at Fun City , which is
managed by Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company , rival those at sophisticated
theme parks in the west .
There is a looping roller coaster as fast as any
built in the middle East , the Dynamic Motion Theater , the high flying
sky flyer and a host of rides and slides which sum up to so much activity
, that a day is not long enough . Hili Fun City offers an all inclusive
admission ticket which covers all the rides within .
The admission for Al-Hili fun city is
just 15 DHM. which equals $3, with unlimited rides.
Al-Hili fun city is located on the north east
of the city center
BEDA'A BINT SAUD
Beda'a Bint Saud is a very famous place in the desert,
it is on the north of the city center, on Beda'a Bint Saud, you can go
whit your family on a trip to the desert and camp there if you want to
( if you like the adventures), and explore the Arabian desert, I am sure
that you will love it!!
DOGS RACE TRACK :
Dogs Race Track is next to the Zoo where 36 dogs
out of 53 are choosen to share the race.
The race takes place every Thursday during 3
months January , Febuary and March. At the end of the race , there are
ten tickets which get prizes where every ticket of them wins 500 dirhams.
Location:next to the Zoo
The entrance tickets are , freely , distributed.
TRANSPORT AND ROADS :
You can find Taxi everytime and everywhere
in Al Ain which transport you where you want to go , on one hand
. On the other hand , there is public transport suprervises by the Municipality
of Al Ain where
there are many buses for the vairous districts in
Al Ain. Transport fees are so cheap.
Streets and avenues are broad and run across
the length and breadth of the oasis. The roads are well signposted in English
and Arabic and even casual visitor finds it easy to reach his destination
HOW TO GET TO AL AIN :
AL Ain is far about 160 kms. from Abu Dhabi , so
you can get to Al Ain by bus or by taxi along a beautiful and lightened
road. Al Ain lies at the east of Abu Dhabi .
Al Ain is far about 140 Kms. from Dubai so you can
get to Al Ain by taxi along an excellent and lightened road . Al Ain lies
at the South of Dubai.
If you want get to Al Ain from Ras Al Khaimah 220
kms , Umm Al Quwain 180 kms, Ajman 169 kms , sharajah 155 kms and Fujairah
200 kms that you will pass through Dubai then to Al Ain.
It's too easy to get to AL Ain from Oman Via Buraimi.
( in Oman) or Mezyed ( in Al Ain ).
You can get to Al Ain by its International Airport
which is far about 20 Kms It was opend in 1994.
There are two five stars hotels in Al-Ain which are
the intercontinental and Hilton.
These are some useful numbers in Al-Ain City