|rated 3.00 out of 5|
|ranked #7 out of 13 Dubai Sightseeing Spots|
|total 50 votes|
Al-Ain - Camel Market
Al-Ain is the largest inland city in the UAE. A 90 minutes drive takes you to the oasis city of Al-Ain, which translates in English “The Eye”.
For thousands of years the oases have brought people to this area. Many archaelogical excavations give proof of this. The rich water sources allow the city to have numerous luscious gardens. That’s why Al-Ain is also known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”.
Al-Ain feels much more like a traditional Arab town than the cities at the coast. One of the main attractions is the still very active Camel Market. Camels sold and bought there are no racing camels, but meat and milk suppliers. Also sheep, cows, goats and poultry are sold there. It’s a real Arabian experience! The best time to visit the camel market is on Thursday and Friday.
Other attractions in Al-Ain include ancient forts and a theme park. Highly recommended is also a trip to the top of the Jebel Hafeet mountain with breathtaking views across the dunes. Al-Ain is the perfect starting place for trips to the desert by a 4WD or a camel.
If you want to explore the oases longer, Al-Ain has fine hotels including three 5 star hotels.
Al-Ain is a fascinating city well worth a visit and especially recommended for those interested in less tourist influenced, real Arabian culture.