What’s it like in Al-Ain?
Located in the middle of the country, Al-Ain is the fourth largest city after Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, all of which are around 130 kilometres (81 mi) apart.
Al-Ain is also home to the United Arab Emirates University, the main federal university in the UAE, and two campuses of Higher Colleges of Technology.
The city offers an insight into the city’s and country’s cultural heritage and is also known for its combination of modern and pre-modern buildings.
Learn more about removals to Sharjah.
Where can I live in Al-Ain?
Al Bateen is one of the best areas to live in Al Ain. Nothing beats the ocean view and green areas, where you can relax from the quick pace of life.
Al Ghadeer is located on the border between Al Ain and Dubai. It’s like a small community where you can enjoy a rejuvenating walk while surrounded by greenery.
Al Foah has tall, green palm trees all tangled together and a fountain right next to them, making for a beautiful and relaxing view! Al-Ain Road is lining it from the west
Al Maqam is 30 minutes away from Al Ain and is the most convenient option if you work or study at the United Arab Emirates University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, or Fatima College of Health Sciences.
Transport in Al-Ain:
With Al Ain’s excellent road network, you can reach the Al Ain International Airport easily. Within the city limits, you can also take the bus or a cab.
Leisure Activities and Things to Do in Al-Ain
With the dry air of the desert, Al-Ain is becoming a popular tourist destination. Many Emiratis in Abu Dhabi have holiday houses in this city, making it a popular weekend retreat for Abu Dhabi residents.
The city’s attractions include the Al Ain National Museum, the Al Ain Palace Museum, several restored forts, and the Bronze Age Hili Archaeological Park.
Al-Ain has five major malls. Al-Ain Mall in the town centre, Al-Jimi Mall in Al-Jimi District, Bawadi Mall in Al-Khair District, Remal Mall located in the Sanaiya district, and Hili Mall located in the Hili District. Another popular pastime for Emiratis and expatriates alike is spending time in coffee shops and shisha cafes, of which there are plenty.
Fun facts about Al-Ain
- Al-Ain is known as the “Garden City” due to its greenery, particularly regarding the city’s oases, parks, tree-lined avenues and decorative roundabouts,
- New buildings are no taller than seven floors
- The city used to have roundabouts in every intersection but recently it has been replaced by traffic signals.