Al Ain
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  • Located in the eastern region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, Al Ain is 150 km east of Abu Dhabi city and 140 km south of Dubai. Connected by freeways, these three cities form a geographic triangle in the center of the country.

    The area was historically known as Tawam, Al Buraimi oasis and Al Ain, which means the water spring. Al Ain, continuously inhabited for more than 4,000 years, is considered central to the cultural heritage of the country. It is the birthplace of the late Sheikh Zayed, the Father of the Nation.

    Al Ain is the largest inland city in the UAE and the second largest city of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Dubbed the "Garden City", Al Ain is surrounded by magnificent red

  • sand dunes that vary in texture and is overlooked by the impressive Hajjar mountain range. The isolated mountain of Jebel Hafeet lies to the south of the city of Al Ain and is shared with Oman. The mountain, which is an extension to the Hajjar mountain range, has the highest peak in the emirate, which measures 1,240 metres.

    There are several caves in Jebel Hafeet which are of archaeological importance. There is also a cave network in the Hajjar mountains, beyond Buraimi, near Al Ain. The largest and most impressive of these cave systems is the Magharet Qasir Hafee, which has 450 metres of shafts, passages and chambers reaching to a depth of 96 metres.