Incentive Travel: Alluring Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain

I'm back in Dubai for a few days. I wanted to pass on this tip to event and conference planners. The next time you plan conferences or corporate events in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, add a day to the itinerary for a visit to Al Ain. It's well worth exploring.

Al Ain is the oldest and most original settlement of the United Arab Emirates. The Buraimi Oasis, was settled more Al Ain: Enjoy the show-stopping view from Jebel Hafeetthan 4,000 years ago.  Al Ain is called the "Garden City". The first president of the United Arab Emirates, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was born there and you can visit his palace. It has been converted into the Al Ain Palace Museum. Witness the transformation of Al Ain from desert and rugged mountains to thriving metropolis.

Attractions that are not to be missed include:

  • Hili Archaeological Garden with remnants of Bronze Age settlement from 2500 - 2000 BC
  • Green Mubazzarah Hot Springs
  • Heritage Village (at Al Ain Sportplex)
  • Al Ain National Museum
  • Al Ain Palace Museum
  • the largest Camel Market in the UAE
  • the Al Ain Souk
  • the Al Ain Zoo
  • the shooting club

Places to Stay

Photo Credits: Al Ain Incentive Travel Photos by Executive Oasis International

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