15 Facts About Al Ain


Al Ain is located approximately 160 kilometres east of the capital Abu Dhabi, and about 120 kilometres south of Dubai.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,122

Al Ain is an important services centre for a wide area extending into Oman.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,123

Iron Age finds in and around Al Ain include aflaj in Bidaa bint Saud, Al-Ain and Al-Buraimi which have been placed several centuries prior to the qanats of the Achaemenid Empire, which had previously been credited with the innovation.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,124

Al Ain was originally within the area of influence of the Dhawahir, a Bedouin tribe who settled Dhahirah before Buraimi.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,125

Al Ain built a fort, one of a number of fortifications established by the various interests vying for control over the oasis, to underline his dominion over the oasis and established a wali, appointing a member of the Dhawahir as his headman.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,126

Al Ain met Sheikh Zayed and stayed with him at Al-Muwaiji Fort.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,127

Al-Al Ain is the home of Horizon International flight academy, Etihad Airways's cadet pilot training centre.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,128

Al-Khwarizmi International College has started a Campus at Al-Al Ain and is offering BBA programme and various other licensed, accredited and approved courses.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,129

Al-Al Ain is the home of Tawam Hospital, a training and research hospital linked with the UAE University.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,130

Al Ain Hospital is the general hospital delivering health services to all Al-Ain patients regardless of their nationality.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,131

Al-Al Ain is connected via the Dubai–Al-Al Ain Road to Al Faqa' and Dubai in the north, which connects to Al Madam in the Emirate of Sharjah via Al-Shwaib.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,132

Al-Al Ain Raceway was selected to host the 2007 Rotax Max World Karting Finals, an event which saw 220 drivers from over 55 countries compete for the Karting world title.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,133

Al-Al Ain Raceway opened to the general public in May 2008 and proves a popular activity for local Emiratis and tourists alike.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,134

Al-Al Ain is a cultural retreat for residents of the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,135

Al-Al Ain Club contains eight other games which are: handball, volleyball, basketball, swimming, Table Tennis, Athletics, Jiu jitsu, and Taekwondo.

FactSnippet No. 2,075,136