About Al Ain


Formerly a sprawling oasis ancient traders encountered en route to Oman from UAE, Al Ain is now known as the Garden City thanks to around 10,000 hectares of green area for its beautiful parks and gardens.

Al Ain directly translates to ‘The Spring’ and is the emirate’s heritage heartland and one of the world’s oldest settlements that have been inhabited for centuries. You can explore these settlements and other attractions such as an art centre, the Al Ain National Museum as well as prehistoric tombs.

Al Ain is the birthplace of the well-loved ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Things To Do In Al Ain

We encourage our students, staff and visitors to explore and experience the history and culture that Al Ain has to offer. Here are some of the best things to do in Al Ain:

  • Jebel Hafet for the mountainside view and best driving course.
  • Al Ain National Museum for culture and history in Al Ain.
  • Hili Archaeological Park for children and archaeological finds.
  • Qattara Oasis where the contents of the Al Ain Museum were found.
  • Hili Fun City for family adventure just like Disneyland.


Al Ain’s hotel and commercial complexes offer a wide variety of accommodations to suit any budget while at the same time assuring safety and security. Look at the following hotels and see which meets your needs and budget:

  • Ayla Hotel
  • Hilton Hotel
  • Al Ain Rotana
  • City Seasons Al Ain
  • Danat Al Ain
  • Al Massa Hotel and Apartments

Edgewater has negotiated special rates for our course participants and visitors with some of the hotels listed above. Please feel free to contact us to know more of Edgewater recommended hotels and discount rates.

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