Explore one of the most essential aspects of urban infrastructure at Al Ain Oasis, a peaceful urban oasis--literally. Known for its below-ground falaj irrigation system, with sloping underground channels transporting water from the main source to key areas, the site possesses an agricultural, historical, and biological importance. Recognized internationally as a significant heritage site, the irrigation system dates back some 3,000 years, and many of the palm plantations here still function as farms. Covering an area of 1,200 hectares (2,965 acres), the oasis and surrounding plantations are home to more than 147,000 date palms of 100 different varieties. Follow the shady pathways and take in the greenery and tranquility. To visit Al Ain Oasis on your trip to Al Ain, use our Al Ain travel route planner.
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Oasenstadt Al Ain is literally an oasis in the center of the bustling city of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This oasis covers approximately 2962 acres of palm trees and an ancient (and still...
Oasenstadt Al Ain is literally an oasis in the center of the bustling city of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This oasis covers approximately 2962 acres of palm trees and an ancient (and still... more »
This is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city. We watched a man climb the date palm trees to retrieve the dates. It's a nice place to relax.
This is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city. We watched a man climb the date palm trees to retrieve the dates. It's a nice place to relax. more »
The place is magical! With those traditional irrigation system and palm tree plantations, the visit gives you a soothing treat to your eyes. A must watch
The best place to be inside especially during a warm sunny day. Even though it’s really hot now, post 4:30pm walk or drive around is convenient. Dip your leg into the oasis which is flowing across different parts of the place. I loved the miniature archaeological memoirs displayed at the entrance too.
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