feel the pain, go to al ain
Al Ain Travel Blog› entry 28 of 29 › view all entries
I decided to head down to al ain after getting sick of looking at over maked up eastern eruopean tourists filling up the street of dubai (just kidding). Just wanted to get out of town and see a part of the country that was neither desert nor whatever you would like to call dubai and abu dhabi. THis is actually a seperate trip to the emmirates from my previous one, and I was just in town for a week this time (rather than 6 months, arrrrgfhhhhh!!!!!)
The drive to al ain was nice and quick. The one thing of note is that there was lots and lots and lots of road construction, is this indiana or the uae? It took me around an hour to get from dubai to al ain, along the way is a camal market which was letting out fo rthe day when I arrived, but I did see lots of people trying to load their new camal onto their trucks!
Al ain is a very arabian city, unlike most of the larger cities in the UAE.
SO what does al ain have? First thing is that its a freakin' oasis, you'll see little walled areas full of palm trees and irragation lines. YOu can enter these and hang out.
Theres also lots and lots of fortifications, pretty cool if you ask me.
Finally this place has a totally different vibe than dubai and abu shabi which is good sometimes! Overall i enjoyed my trip to al ain, and if you have a day to kill its a good place to spend it. And here are some photos: