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About Al Ain

Al Ain is a fertile oasis city located approximately 160 kilometres east of the Abu Dhabi capital. Its name ("the spring" in Arabic) derives from its originally plentiful supply of fresh water, which makes its way underground across most of the plain lying before the Omani mountains.Jebel Hafeet is itself a fascinating landmark of Al Ain. This limestone monolith rises 1350 feet, providing spectacular views across the border between the UAE and Oman. A modern three lane highway lit by yellow halogen streetlamps snakes up the mountain to the royal palace and picnic areas at the top. There are also hot spring spa pools at the base, and the entire mountain is honeycombed with passageways accessible to any seasoned pot-holer.The massive modern development in Al Ain can be traced directly to the influence of the royal family in decisions regarding investment in this city, which is not only the birthplace of the ruler of the country, but also an area of the Emirates which remains close to his heart. It is no coincidence that Al Ain was chosen as the site for both the United Arab Emirates University and the Al Ain Higher Colleges of Technology educational facilities.
Al Ain fully deserves its title of garden city in the desert. Its natural geographical features, enhanced by the "beautification scheme" launched on the President's initiative, make it a pleasant and refreshing place in which to spend time, whether as a resident or as a tourist.

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Al Ain Rotana Hotel
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Danat Al Ain Resort (EX - Intercontinental)
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Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet
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