Here are the top 10 tourist attractions to see in Al Ain:

1. Jebel Hafeet

4.2 /5

8 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

Jebal Hafeet is one the most loved mountain range in the U.A.E. Towering for more than 1,240 meters, it is Abu Dhabi's tallest peak and U.A.E's second-highest. It shares its range with the neighbouring country, The Sultanate of Oman. It has a hauntingly beautiful scenery interspersed with the green oasis.

2. Al Ain Zoo

4.5 /5

8 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

The Al Ain Zoo is a humongous 400-hectare park near the base of Jebel Hafeet is where visitors can see many beautiful species of animals in enclosures that closely resemble their natural habitats. Over 4,000 animals reside in the zoo out of which around 130 species are considered endangered. There are plenty of green public spaces for picnics alongside several playgrounds, a cafeteria and a train tour of the wildlife area. There’s also a bird show featuring predatory and night birds which occurs in the evening. 

3. Al Jahili Fort

3.6 /5

11 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

The structure of the fort in itself is worth visiting and inside, there is a little history of the fort and the origins of the ruling family. The best part of the displays and presentations is the story about Mubarak bin London (Wilfred Thesiger). It was built in 1891 to defend the city's people and palm groves, it was the former headquarters of the Oman Trucial Scouts, the force that protected the surrounding mountain passes. It also served as a residence for the local governor.

4. Al Ain Museum

3.8 /5

10 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

The oldest museum in the UAE, Al Ain National Museum was established in 1969. Charting the history of Al Ain from the Stone Age through to the foundation of the UAE, the museum houses artefacts discovered in the many archaeological sites scattered throughout the region.

5. Al Ain Palace Museum

3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

The palace was built in 1937 and was the residence of founder of the Emirates, Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan up until 1966. It shows the daily life of the  as it was his residence. The structure is environmentally friendly due to its mud bricks and construction techniques also portraying a modern and traditional Bedouin style architecture. 

6. Al Ain Oasis

3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

Al Ain Oasis was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers a massive 3000 acres. The oasis introduces visitors to the delicate oasis eco-system and the importance it has played in the development of the emirate. It is a space which is free for anyone who goes there to explore. Thousands of date palms provide shade and block out noise from surrounding roads, making it a haven of tranquillity and a highlight of a trip to the city.

7. Wadi Adventure, Al Ain

3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
7 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

The regionÍs first man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surf facility built in the foothills of the majestic Jabel Hafeet. Bringing together water and adrenaline-filled adventure, Wadi Adventure makes a great day out for water sports enthusiasts and families.

8. Al Ain Camel Market

4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
8 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

Essentially a camel market, the souk is a once in a lifetime experience where visitora can witness keen buyers coming to the market and haggling for camels and poultry. The market also hosts mock races which is a must-see spectacle.

9. Al Qattara Arts Centre

3.6 /5

15 km
from city center
9 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

Opened in 2011, the centre carefully restored traditional local architecture, the centre's mandate is to provide a venue where arts and culture can be studied, practiced and developed by the entire UAE community. People can also practice art here and there are permanent exhibits and classes being conducted at the centre as well. 

10. Hili Archaeological Park

3.5 /5

18 km
from city center
10 out of 10
places to visit in Al Ain

Hili Archaeological park is the largest Bronze Age site in UAE, dating from 3rd millenium BC. Starting from the structure of the building to the exhibitions inside, it is nothing less than taking a walk back in time.

Best Sightseeing and Tourist Attractions in Al Ain

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