28 Mar Al Ain
Welcome to Al Ain
Al-Ain is in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi bordering Oman and is known as the Garden City. It is an oasis town famous for its lively, bustling Camel Souk, attracting breeders and buyers from all over the UAE, including merchants and shepherds from the Al Rashaidah tribes.
How To Get There
The best way to get to Al Ain from Dubai is by car. The drive will take approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes (146km). Book here for car hire.
There are also a bus options if you don’t have a car. Dubai Roads and Transport Authorities (RTA) run the E201 bus connections between Dubai and Al Ain. Located in Bur Dubai, make your way to Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, where you can catch various bus services to Al Ain, Sharjah or Abu Dhabi.
Places Of Interest
Jebel Hafeet (Hafeet Mountain)
Jebel Hafeet is the most prominent landmark in the Emirate Of Abu Dhabi, bordering Oman and the UAE. With an elevation of 1249 m (4,098 ft) above sea level, the summit boasts the highest peak in Abu Dhabi.
If you’re planning a drive to Al Ain (known as Garden City), be awe-inspired by its greenery, beautiful roads, and the spectacular backdrop of panoramic mountains.
The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road is the most incredible driving road in the world. The journey takes you along a 14 km long windy road surrounded by steep limestone rocks, stunning views and charming natural views.
For Bollywood fans, the Hindi movie Race (2008), with the climax chase scene, was filmed on this mountain road!
Reaching the top of the Jebel Hafeet mountain, a restaurant, a children’s play area, and a large car parking area can break your journey and take it all in. If you decide to stay, the Four-Stars Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet is a unique oasis resort ideally located in the mountain for the ultimate getaway!
A perfect destination for families or couples to enjoy a scenic drive, looking for relaxation and comfort for complete tranquillity, peace, and minimal environmental pollution.
Jebel Hafeet Park & Hot Springs
Green Mubazzarah Park is at the foothills of Jebel Hafeet, which is great for family picnics or get-togethers, and campsites are available too. For those hot days, why not relax and put your feet in the Al Ain Hot springs in the park?
Exhilarating Driving at 160 km/phr
The Abu Dhabi-Al Ain highway and the Sheikh Khalifa highway have speed limits of 160 km/h (99 mph), being the highest in the country.
We did enjoy this hair-raising freedom!
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