UAE Hidden Gems: Abu Dhabi's Al Ain Oasis

  • Publish date: Monday، 29 March 2021
UAE Hidden Gems: Abu Dhabi's Al Ain Oasis

Al Ain Oasis in Abu Dhabi has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011! Believe it or not, these 1,200 lush oasis has over 147,000 date palms and other fruit trees and a still-operational traditional falaj (ancient irrigation system).

The oasis is the perfect place to bring family or friends to see how life for the regions inhabitants who tamed the desert 4,000 years ago.

There are thousands of date palms of 100 different varieties, as well as fodder crops and fruit trees, such as mango, orange, banana, fig and jujube (known locally as sidr).

UAE Hidden Gems: Abu Dhabi's Al Ain Oasis

There are two main falaj systems serving the oasis: Al Aini and Dawood. They provide water to two separate parts of the oasis and both come from the southeast, the direction in which the Hajar Mountains and the nearby Jebel Hafit mountain lie.

Al Ain Oasis opened to the public recently after it initiated the construction of an educational Eco-Centre and the addition of an extensive system of shaded pathways.

UAE Hidden Gems: Abu Dhabi's Al Ain Oasis

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization recognises all of Al Ain's oases for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity and cultural heritage.

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