Budget Travel Ideas in Al Ain

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Al Ain, the “Garden City,”  is located  in U.A.E. and is full of lush greenry, breathtaking surroundings and fresh activities that make it the perfect getaway in the Gulf. From mountains to sand dunes and from gardens to hot springs, Al Ain has it all.

A Desert Trip 

Tours involving desert trips usually include a 4-wheel drive to the desert followed by dinner and a belly dance performance. One such location is the Hafeel Mountain which is not just a treat for the eyes but also an adventure sport destination. There is a variety of desert sports such as dune bashing, dune buggy rides which will test your driving and bike riding skills.  This mountain offers a fine view of the city that will leave you spellbound. Desert trips are reasonably priced and offer great value for money.

Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium

For nature lovers, young or old, this location offers fascinating species of rare birds and animals.  It is said to have one of the largest number of flora and fauna in the world. It charges a small entrance fee.

Archaeological Park

Al Ain is a city that has had very important archaeological discoveries. Discoveries are being made daily. The Hili Archaeological Park, one such site, boasts ancient tombs and presents history that dates back to 3000 BC. Entrance is free.

Al Ain Museum and Fort
  This fort, on Al Ain Street, was used in the past for protection against invaders. It has been successful in recreating the magic and makes tourists feel like they have gone back in history.

Hot Springs

Al ain boasts hot springs with nearby picnic spots. Such springs are found at the foot of Jebel Hafeet where tourists can experience the springs' healing properties by simply placing their feet in these steaming hot waters that are channeled into small canals.

The Oasis

The Al Ain oasis is like a perfectly designed pathway for calm and peaceful walks . It is located in the city center and is surrounded by lush gardens and leafy trees.

Shisha Cafes

Locals enjoy visiting these places and tourists will, too. It is recommended to tourists as a place for relaxation and an experience unique to the Gulf. They offer sheesha and scrumptious, as well as low priced, Lebanese food.


Malls include the Al Ain Mall and the Jimi Mall, the 2 leading ones in Al Ain. The Al Bawadi Mall is also visited because it is considered a prominent good souk. For cheap products there are many streets such as the Main Street and Khalifa Street.

Al Ain has several budget sightseeing, eating and shopping options that cut costs without clipping the fun.
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