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 center
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 world.
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
Location: On the
South, About 5 miles away from the city center.
for Al-Ain Zoo is just 0.50 Dirham for children, and 1 Dirham for adults
(which equals $0.30 for adult)!!
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 holidays.
The admission for
Al-Ain Museum is just free for children, and 1 Dirham for adult (which
Location: On Al-Ain
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 .
It was built in 1898 A.D by
the instruction of Zayed bin khalifa ( Zayed the First ) .
Location: On Al-Ain
center.(Al Jahili area.)
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.
It was built in 1910
A.D by the instruction of Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al - Nhayan.
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 .
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
in the city centre.
shrine locate on the north of the city center, this monumental tomb was
built over 4000 years ago.
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.
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
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
Al-Hili fun city is located
on the north east of the city center
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!!
Al-Ain city there are so many parks such as the Public in the city center,
Al-Slmi Park, Al- Jahli Park(for ladies and children only), Al- Basra Park(ladies),
Al-Maqam Park (ladies).
CAMEL RACE :
Camel Race is reflecting the
traditions of the desert , besides it is a traditional sport. The Camel
will more easily be noticed by the visitor, however , during the great
Camel races held in Al Maqam Camel Race Track in the winter
months, when owners from the Emirates and rest of Arabia pit their fastest
steeds one against the other , The major festivals attract many hudered
of camels to complete for prizes that total several million dollars . Camel
- racing has become one of the country's most popular spectator sports.
Camel Race Track is 7 miles away from Al-Ain Center, to the West
The entrance is free
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.
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 easy.
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 north 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
are some useful numbers in Al-Ain City