Al Ain Oasis stays true to its 3,000-year heritage; Naser Al Wasmi; The National

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

Families still own their pieces of the area, which was last week named as a Unesco World Heritage Site, and their children will too – even if only a solitary tree.

AL AIN // When visiting Al Ain Oasis it is easy to imagine the relief Emirati coastal dwellers felt when arriving there, after braving a three-day trek to escape the summer heat.

With its flowing irrigation system and canopy of thousands of trees, the oasis – which was last week launched as a Unesco World Heritage Site – provided a respite from the typical Bedouin meal of dates and dried milk, offering papayas, bananas and pomegranates in abundance.

Visitors to the heritage site can relive the experience in many ways, as little has changed in its 3,000 years of existence.

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