Al Ain Oasis

Al Ain

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Al Ain Oasis Tours

Get ready to experience a journey through time and discover the wonders of nature. Join us for this amazing Al Ain Oasis Tour, an oasis of greenery located in the middle of a desert. Moreover, spanning over 1200 hectares, Al Ain Oasis is the place where nature, culture, and history all come together to create an incredibly captivating experience. 

Tour Details

  Tour Name

  Al Ain Oasis Tour

  Tour Type

  Abu Dhabi Attractions

  Duration

  8 hours

  Time

  Customisable

  Days of Operation

  Everyday

  Starting Price

  AED 700

Inclusions

  • Entry is free of cost
  • Rental bikes and pedal cars (at an additional cost)
  • Scenic landscapes
  • West gate exhibition
  • Transportation (at an additional cost)

Exclusion

  • Food
  • All personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel the tour 24 hours before the date of departure
  • If the tour is cancelled at the last minute, no refund is applicable

 

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What to Expect

Located 90 minutes away from the capital city of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Oasis provides you with an insight into how farmers worked in ancient times. So, take a break from the busy city life and spend some time with nature. Check out 147,000 date palm trees, over 100 different varieties of vegetation, and remains of the past, like the ancient irrigation system known as Falaj. Surprisingly, the place underwent a lot of restoration work and a series of pathways were created for this Abu Dhabi tourist attraction. As a result, this oasis was declared a heritage site by UNESCO in the year 2011. 

Highlights

  • Several rental stalls where you can get pedal cars or rental bikes. Additionally, these stalls can be found at the entrance. You will have to pay the rent by the hour. 
  • The oasis has many trees, particularly the ones that bear fruits resembling lemons, bananas, pomegranates, figs, and mangoes. Additionally, there are tons of plots that grow sugarcane in this oasis. Also, you can take your time to identify them and click pictures.
  • If you do not mind walking, then take a slow walk all over the oasis as it is worth it. Also, the scenic surroundings will leave you mesmerised for hours together.
  • Entry to Al Ain Oasis is completely free of cost, so there is no trouble with Al Ain Oasis ticket availability or prices.

Things to see on the Al Ain Oasis City Tour 

Here is a list of some attractions that are bound to grab your attention right away. Are you excited already? Take a verbal trip.

1. Fertile Soil

The oasis has fertile soil almost everywhere and that is why the oasis has so many palm trees growing on it. The place also has many fruit gardens and it is a place worth visiting. The landscape of the place is gorgeous.

2. Eastern Fort

This place can be located in the eastern portion of the tourist attraction. This place has a great amount of historical significance with the oasis, which is also referred to as Sultan Fort. This was made by in the year 1910. Thus, this is a landmark building of the Al Nahyan Era.

3. Miniature Oasis

This is one attraction within the oasis that you should not miss, it is a perfect replica of the original fort along with the structures, systems, and pathways. Moreover, this replica also tells us how the irrigation system operated back in the day. Also, another fun activity is clay modelling, perfect for kids to indulge in.

4. Eco-Centre

This place aims to educate visitors and appreciate the contribution of the farmers towards the ecosystem. It also has a host of fun activities that tourists can indulge in. This place showcases the history of the oasis perfectly well.

5. Falaj Irrigation System

This irrigation technique dates back to 3000 years and is widely used all over the UAE. This system uses deep underground passages to transport water from far places. Additionally, this is in use to provide irrigation to agricultural land throughout the year. This irrigation has two variants Dawood and Al Ain.


Activities to do in Al Ain Oasis City Tour

  • As a tourist, you will find several rental stalls to get pedal cars or rental bikes. These stalls are available at the entrance. You will have to pay the rent by the hour.
  • The oasis has many trees, particularly the ones that bear fruits. You can take your time to identify them and click pictures. You will find rare trees and plants that bear fruits resembling lemons, bananas, pomegranates, figs, and mangos. There are tons of plots that grow sugarcane in this oasis.
  • Want a guided tour of the oasis? Great. Sign up for a tour and you will be assigned an experienced guide to take you all over the oasis and explain the history of the oasis.
  • If you do not mind walking, then take a slow walk all over the oasis as it is worth it. The scenic surroundings will leave you mesmerized for hours together.

When Should  You Visit Al Ain Oasis?

The ideal time to visit this place would be between October to April, as the weather will be quite pleasant. You can take your time and explore the oasis at your own pace.

Things To Remember Before You Visit Al Ain Oasis

  • Before you visit this place, you must find out about the weather conditions. You do not want to encounter dust storms or heavy rain.
  • If you are visiting this place during religious festivals, you must wear proper clothes to show respect for the culture.
  • Do carry sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat while visiting this place.
  • Plan your travel to the oasis early during the day to avoid traffic.

How to reach Al Ain Oasis?

This oasis is roughly 159 km away from Abu Dhabi and it is connected properly by road. If you are a tourist then you can avail yourself of the services of a rented car. You also have the option of taking the bus that departs from Dubai. The journey will take about 3 hours, but the ride is comfortable.

So, this is all the information you need to know about this historic and magnificent oasis. A trip to the UAE is not complete without a visit here.

Things to do nearby

Attractions near Al Ain Oasis

  • Al Jahili Fort
  • Al Ain Zoo
  • Green Mubazzarah
  • Al Ain Camel Market Abu Dhabi
  • Al Ain National Museum

FAQs

Q. What is Al Ain Oasis?

Al Ain Oasis is a rich cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi, with many beautiful attractions to visit. It’s an oasis that has historical tales to tell about Abu Dhabi’s rich culture. Al Ain Oasis is, therefore, a heritage site as declared in 2011 by UNESCO. This land which spans over 1200 hectares has been renovated and restored for tourists.

Q. What are the major attractions to see at Al Ain Oasis?

On the oasis, you can view the vast spread of Palm trees all over as the land of the oasis is very fertile. There are many beautiful orchards and gardens to cherish and admire. Other than that, you can see the Miniature Oasis which accurately replicates the actual oasis along with the forts, structures, and other things including the irrigation system. An eco-center, established to educate people about the environment, ecosystem, and the importance of farmers and agriculture, is located here.

Q. Are there some fun activities to do at Al Ain Oasis?

Yes, Apart from visiting the fort and educational and historical sites, you can also indulge in many fun activities here.

  • You can check out the rental pedal cars or bikes for some adventure across the oasis lands.
  • Photoshoot amid gardens and palm trees.
  • Take a stroll and admire the breathtaking beauty of the oasis.
  • Clay modelling activity for kids at the Miniature Oasis.
  • Take a guided tour of the whole place to know the history better.
Q. Where is Al Ain Oasis exactly located?

Al Ain Oasis is nearly 160 Kilometers away from the main city of Abu Dhabi. You can come here by bus from Dubai, which takes approximately 3 hours, otherwise, you can opt for private transport services in Dubai from Travel Saga.

Q. What days of the week does the tour happen?

Throughout the week, the Al Ain Oasis Tour is operational. However, it is wise to cross check Al Ain Oasis timings with the official website.

Q. What is the best time to visit Al Ain Oasis?

The ideal time to visit this place would be between October to April, as the weather is quite pleasant.

Q. What are some things I should remember before visiting Al Ain Oasis?

Before you depart this place you must find out about the weather conditions you do not want to encounter dust storms or heavy rain. If you are visiting this place during religious festivals, you must wear proper clothes to show respect for the culture. Do carry sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat while visiting this place. Plan your travel to the oasis early during the day to avoid traffic.

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