Places to Visit in Al Ain

Al-Ain truly means the spring city, also known as the garden city, located in the east sector of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, located on the United Arab Emirates’ outpost beside Oman, next to the city of Al-Buraimi. This is the largest inland city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the best location for tourists attracted to local Arabic culture. Here is the complete guide of the Al-Ain city attractions for places to visit in Al Ain, just browse through it to find out more about it. A UNESCO World Heritage site. Al-Ain city is a treasure trove of the country’s history – from its picturesque forts to the beloved founding father Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan. Walkthrough this “Garden city” in the desert and learn how the UAE came to be.

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Al Ain Zoo

The UAE country’s biggest Al Ain Zoo housing over than 4000 animals & was founded in 1968 by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi. The zoo main highlights a big cat house. Lions, cougars, jaguars and spotted leopards are found here. Besides, it also has a reptile house, monkey compounds, aquarium, and aviary. The site holds are inhabited by indigenous and exotic species such as the Arabian Oryx, the big-horned Barbary sheep, rhinos, hippos, tigers and lions and more. Also, it includes five galleries such as Sheikh Zayed Tribute Hall, Abu Dhabi’s Desert over Time, Abu Dhabi’s Living World, People of the Desert and Looking to the Future; a variety of cafes and restaurants and a Children Discovery Garden.

Timings:

Daily: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm



Ticket price:

Adult: 30 AED



Child (3-12): 10 AED



Infants 0-2 can enter free



Location:

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Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili is one of the biggest castles in the UAE and was established by Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, in the 1890s around Al-Jahili Oasis for the protection of palm farmers. After then it was restored by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage in 2007–2008, for exhibitions and cultural activities.

Opening Times:

Daily: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm



Entrance Fees:

Entrance is free



Location:

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Al Ain Oasis

The Al Ain Oasis is also known as Al-Jahily Falaj, has wonderful an underground irrigation system, which brings water from boreholes to farms of palm trees. The tradition dates back to over 3,000 years ago but was only modernized with the installation of water pumps in the 20th century. Also, visitors can learn more about the region’s self-sufficient eco-system of Al Ain Oasis water and contains more than 147,000 date palms tree, which is shaded on the oasis pathways. The Al Ain Oasis Plaza includes restaurants, shops, and the Miniature Oasis. Al Ain Oasis tour is the best places to visit in Al Ain, where visitors can have a “heaven experience” in the green desert!

Timings:

Daily: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm



Entrance Fees:

Entrance is free



Location:

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Al Ain National Museum

The Al Ain National Museum is the oldest museum in the UAE, located at the eastern edge of Al Ain Oasis, was founded by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1969. The museum has two main divisions on ethnographic and archaeological aspects of the country, mainly throughout the Al Ain city.

Timings:

Daily: 8:00 am to 7:30 pm



Friday: 3:00 am to 7:30 pm



Monday: Closed



Ticket price:

Adult: 3 AED



Child (below 10): 1 AED



Location:

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Note: The Al Ain National Museum is temporary closed.

Al Ain Palace Museum

Al Ain Palace Museum also known as Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, based in the palace of the UAE president, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his family. The museum was built by using eco-friendly material including clay, adobe and plaster stones, as well as palm tree elements for roofing rooms, ceilings, doors, and windows. The museum presents many of the rooms in the palace, including an art gallery. Many of the rooms are of the majlis (meeting room for receiving visitors) type. In one of the courts, there is a replica grand court tent, representing a link with Bedouin life.

Timings:

Saturdays – Thursdays: 8.30 am to 7.30 pm



Fridays: 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm



Monday: Closed



Entry fee:

Entrance is free

Child (below 10): 1 AED



Location:

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Qasr al Muwaiji

Qasr al Muwaiji also is known as “Muwaiji Fort”, was the born place of highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates. The site provides an experience of historical and traditional including verbal stories of the vital bits of Sheikh Khalifa’s life from his childhood, leadership and vast national successes.

Timings:

Saturday – Thursday: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm



Fridays: 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm



Monday: Closed



Entry fee:

Entrance is complimentary



Child (below 10): 1 AED



Location:

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