Al Ain is a gorgeous destination with numerous avatars and things to see and do. One thing’s for sure, you won’t ever be bored here. With that said, here’s a comprehensive list of places to visit while you’re here. All you need is a reliable car rental to get around the city, and you’re in for the trip of a lifetime!
Eat at the Al Diwan Restaurant
If you’re looking for some authentic Arab fare in a rustic setup, then look no further than the Al Diwan Restaurant. It offers a laidback atmosphere with a plush Eastern décor. Visit this restaurant to dine on delectable Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine in a warm atmosphere. Located on Khalifa Street in the Town Center, Al Diwan is also a pocket-friendly choice. We recommend the grilled seafood platter for lovers of seafood.
Cycle to Jebel Hafeet
If you’re a fitness freak then you should definitely take the cycle trail to Jebel Hafeet, the second highest peak in the UAE. The ride is a task, with some unexpected twists and turns, but in the end it’s all worth it for the view. However, if you aren’t up to cycling to the top then you can also take your car rental and drive up to the peak. There is also a hidden surprise if you take a detour through the ancient burial tombs in the foothills.
Zip across the Al Ain Raceway
If you’re a petrolhead, then the Al Ain Raceway is the place to be. With a 1.5 kilometre long racetrack and state-of-the-art go-karting equipment, the Al Ain Raceway allows visitors to take to the track and set a new lap time. Regular visitors can also acquire a membership here!
Unwind at the Al Ain Oasis
If you’re tired after cycling to the top of a mountain or speeding across a racetrack, then you probably need to relax and unwind for a bit. Luckily, there’s a perfect place to do that—the Al Ain Oasis. Located in the heart of the city, it has palm trees everywhere and is the perfect setting to kick back and relax. The best part is that it’s spread out over 3000 acres, so it isn’t always crowded. Head over here for a quiet and peaceful day where you can recharge and rejuvenate.
Shop till you drop at Al Ain Mall
What’s a trip without some shopping, right? Al Ain’s most popular mall has over 200 stores offering an extensive collection of fashion, electronics, home décor, and so much more. The mall, which opened in 2001, has constantly been reinventing itself so that visitors always have something new to experience and look forward to. There are also some major renovations coming along, which include 200 new stores, as well as a luxury hotel where true shopping enthusiasts can spend the night in opulence.