Jebel Hafeet Mountain
Standing guard over the city is the majestic Jebel Hafeet Mountain. At 1,240 m, it is the highest mountain in the UAE. A 13 km winding road leads to the top, and on a clear day, splendid views across the desert and the city can be seen. At the foot of the mountain are some hot springs with therapeutic waters in which visitors can bathe their feet.
Al Ain National Museum
This museum in the heart of Al Ain has an extensive archaeological and ethnographical collection, including some spectacular second millennium gold pendants and an important coin collection. Reconstructions of a majilis (traditional reception area) and traditional life in general are also very interesting. The museum houses a reconstruction of the Grand Hili tomb with its rock engravings.
Al Ain Forts
Al Ain has numerous forts and watchtowers, including the Jahili, Murabba, and Mujairib forts. Many have been restored using traditional materials. Dating from the 19th and early 20th century, they were built for defensive purposes but were also centers of government.
Al Ain Paradise Garden
This expansive park – the size of 4 football pitches – is home to approximately 10 million flowers and a 12 m tall replica of the Eiffel Tower. It also holds the Guinness World Record for the most hanging baskets. Enjoy a long, energizing walk in the breathtaking Al Ain Paradise garden for free!
Al Ain Zoo
Al Ain Zoo is a true family destination, providing entertainment and learning experiences in a refreshing outdoor environment. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a great day out packed with fun and adventure, while exploring the zoo’s wildlife collection of over 4,000 animals in natural enclosures.
Wadi Adventure Water Park
Wadi Adventure is the region’s first man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surf facility built in the foothills of the majestic Jebel Hafeet Mountain. The park’s 3.3 m, man-made surf wave is the world’s largest, and its 1.7 km kayaking channel network is the world’s longest. Bringing together water and adrenaline-filled adventure, Wadi Adventure makes a great day out for water sports enthusiasts and families.