UAE opens its first Unesco World Heritage site to the public; Ken Foxe; Lonely Planet


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

The United Arab Emirates may be best known for the towering skyscrapers of Dubai, its famously luxurious hotels, and its extraordinary man-made Palm Islands.

Now visitors to the Emirates are being encouraged to take a step back thousands of years into the past, with the opening up of the country’s first Unesco World Heritage site to visitors. The Al Ain Oasis – in the country’s fourth largest city of Al Ain – is quite literally an oasis in the middle of a metropolis of 650,000 people. The 3000-acre site is filled with more than 147,000 date palms, many of which are still part of working farms.

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