Al Ain Oasis offers a glimpse into UAE’s history; Sami Zaatari; Gulf News

UAE – Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

Media given an exclusive tour of the oasis which has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Abu Dhabi: Containing over 147,000 palm trees, 550 farms, and inhabited for over 4,000 years, Al Ain Oasis, which has been listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, offers a telling look into the history and lives of Emiratis and their ancestors.

The oasis, which covers more than 1,200 hectares, was officially opened to the public on November 3, with the media given an exclusive tour of the oasis and its sites on Tuesday to gain an insight into what visitors can expect.

The heritage site which contains the main oasis, also features a number of other attractions, such as the Shaikh Zayed Palace Museum, the Eco Centre, the Oasis Garden, and the West Gate Exhibition.

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