Al Ain

Originally published Oct. 11, 2008

We had some free time Friday, so Tatiana gave us a (fast) grand tour.

Al Ain is often called the “Garden City of the Gulf” because of the many parks and trees around the city. Much of the credit for that title goes to the transformative vision of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Known for its seven oases, Al Ain’s underground water system bring water to irrigate farms and trees. They start with this:

Then they do this:

The results:

Later in the afternoon Dr. Jim joined us, and we went to the top of Jebel Hafeet (Hafeet mountain),

and checked out the view of the road to Oman and the area known as the Empty Quarter.

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