This historic city sits on the UAE's border with Oman, and is the fourth-largest city in the region. It's known as the Garden City, thanks to its many parks, gardens and oases, giving it a lush, tranquil feel. It's a historically important centre, and home to around 770,000 people.
Al-Ain relishes its reputation as the 'Garden City', and is a lush, green metropolis where busy city streets are interspersed with green, flower-filled gardens. With buildings restricted to no more than seven floors, it's a very different city-scape compared to some of the more ultra-modern locations elsewhere within the UAE.
The oases that surround Al-Ain are regarded as some of the most important environmental regions in the whole of the Arabian Peninsula. In the city itself, the thoughtful development means that existing historically important buildings are preserved alongside sympathetically designed newer constructions.