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Al Ain: a True Oasis in the Desert   by Paul McIndoe

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Al Ain is often described as the 'garden city' of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located approximately 60 miles inland on the edge of the Oman border in Abu Dhabi, its name translates as 'The Spring' and, originally used as a favoured watering hole of the nomadic Bedouin has been continuously inhabited for over four millennia.
Now, it is a modern conurbation boasting a thriving population of just over 600,000; and because of its natural beauty and numerous attractions, it has been labelled as the 'playground of the UAE'. Indeed, the development of an extensive new resort at Al Ain Al Fayda, which includes top-class hotels and a family Waterpark, is attracting a lot of interest from Emirati nationals as well as overseas tourists; helping to boost the status of the city as a holiday destination.

One of the natural climatic features of Al Ain that helps make it so popular is the humidity factor. Even in the heat of summer - during which temperatures average a scorching 36 degrees Celsius - relative humidity is still an extremely comfortable 60 per cent.

Benefiting from low winter rainfall and temperatures averaging around mid to high 20 degrees, Al Ain is a popular all-year round destination. Due to its dry heat, many visitors to Al Ain are those who normally reside on the sweltering Persian Gulf coast and choose to holiday in the city to take a break from the coastal humidity.

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Man-made attractions in the city include a wealth of historical buildings and archaeological sites. The Al Ain Museum situated in Sultan bin Zayed Street is filled with exhibits ranging from the second millennium to recent history, and also includes a complete reconstruction of the ancient Grand Hili tomb. Inside the museum grounds is the Eastern Fort; ancestral home of the Al Ain ruling family which opens to the public during museum opening hours.

Those arriving on flights to Al Ain International Airport get a superb view of the heights of Jebel Hafeet, part of the Hajjar mountain plateau that largely makes up the Emirate of Oman; an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is from that prominent point overlooking the city that visitors can appreciate the size of this delectable oasis and to which an excursion is an absolute must for any tourist.

Whether the purpose of your trip is for its history, climate or on business; there really is much for the visitor to explore in Al Ain.

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About the Author: Paul McIndoe writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

FEATURED HOTELS IN AL AIN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Al Ain Rotana - Al Ain
Al Ain Rotana, situated in the heart of Al Ain and few minutes away from the famed sites of the city, redefine efficient service with an effortless style. Guests are pampered by well-trained employees which are on hand 24-hours a day. This hotel with its unique services and facilities will make sure to fulfill your every wish and make your stay an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a healthy serving of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in our new and exciting all day dining restaurant, Zest. Sample a wide selection of International cuisine prepared right in front of you in any of the four live cooking stations available. 
Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain
Nestled in a garden oasis on the outskirts of Al Ain, this Danat Resort features 5 restaurants and 3 swimming pools. It has a 24-hour fitness centre and massage treatments. The Wok serves authentic Oriental dishes and lavish seafood buffets, while the Arabesque and Tanjore Restaurants specialize in Arabic and Indian cuisine respectively. There is also a pool-side bar and a tea lounge. The Danat Resort Al Ain has 4 tennis courts, 2 squash courts, a sauna and child-care facilities. The hotel is just 10 km from Jebel Hafeet Mountain, which features one of the greatest driving roads in the world. Free on-site car parking is available at Danat Al Ain Resort, which is 26 km from Al Ain International Airport.
Hilton Al Ain
Set in exotic landscaped gardens, the Hilton Al Ain hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the heart of this bustling city. This Al Ain hotel is close to major tourist attractions and Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports are 80 minutes away. Visit nearby Al Ain attractions, enjoy a round of golf on the hotelís 9-hole course or simply relax by the pool. Explore Al Ain's magnificent sand dunes with a desert safari, work out in the hotel's fitness center or unwind in the sauna and Jacuzzi. Lunch alfresco at Flavours restaurant, sample tradition Arabic fare in Makani Café or indulge in a Tex-Mex feast at Paco's. Have fun in the huge playground, enjoy the squash courts and table tennis, or relax with a massage while the kids have fun in the Kidsí Room.
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