Time Out takes a look at things to do in Al Ain, including car museums, Wadi Adventure, Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain Zoo, shooting clubs and more
By Time Out Dubai staff02 August 2016
Just under two hours’ drive from busy Dubai Marina lies the greenest place in the UAE – and one you’ve probably never even seen.
Not boasting the coastal location of the likes of Fujairah or Ras Al Khaimah, nor status as an emirate, the flourishing city of Al Ain is often forgotten by residents scanning the web in search of a staycation. Part of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, this tranquil expanse of desert hosts an abundance of attractions beyond its pretty flowers and innumerable roundabouts. Dubbed The Garden City, Al Ain – which means “the spring” – is neatly filled with oases, gardens, amusement parks, exotic animals, museums and world-class sports facilities.