Al-Ain is a city around an oasis. The UAE are wealthy because of their oil. However Al-Ain is a bit remote, it is not in the league of Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

The Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas) are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Al-Ain

Highway Abu-dhabi Al-ain Notice
The highway from Abu-Dhabi to Al-Ain. Notice the trees and bushes. They all need to have water piped to them. (348k)
Center Al-ain Main Mosque
Center of Al-Ain with the main mosque. Notice the threatening clouds. This turned into sandstorm. (531k)
Largest Mosque Al-ain
The largest mosque in Al-Ain. (855k)
Very Sudden Sandstorm Had
A very sudden sandstorm had come up and the visibility got really bad. This view of the mosque shows the beginning of the sandstorm. (573k)
Medium-sized Mosque
A medium-sized mosque. (1392k)
Local Mosque
Another local mosque. (878k)
Tiny Mosque Middle Al-ain
A tiny mosque in the middle of the Al-Ain oasis. (2M)
Palace Current Emir Abu
The palace where the current Emir of Abu Dhabi grew up. (737k)
Inside Emir's Palace
Inside the Emir's palace. (613k)
Inside Emir's Palace
Inside the Emir's palace. (874k)
Well Emir's Palace
A well in the Emir's palace. (762k)
Jahili Fort
The Jahili Fort. (860k)
Inside Jahili Fort
Inside the Jahili Fort. (784k)
Inside Jahili Fort
Inside the Jahili Fort. (763k)
Roundabout Al-ain Fancy Decoration
Roundabout in Al-Ain with fancy decoration. (694k)
View Coffee-pot Roundabout
Another view of the coffee-pot roundabout. (620k)
Water Fountain Roundabouts Lots
Water fountain on one of the roundabouts. There are lots of water fountains in Abu-Dhabi, a showcase for their wealth. (764k)
Suburban Street Al-ain
Suburban street in Al-Ain. (754k)
4-car Garage Suburbia
4-car garage in suburbia. (558k)
Typical House May Windows
Typical house. There are not may windows on the outside. The windows are to the courtyard inside. (646k)
Small Streets Al-ain Oasis
One of the small streets through the Al-Ain oasis. (759k)
General Al-ain Very Clean
In general Al-Ain was very clean, there were always street sweepers around. This was the only place I saw some garbage, probably because it was a construction site. (652k)
View Al-ain Jebel Hafeet
View of Al-Ain from Jebel Hafeet. (749k)
Market Al-ain
Market in Al-Ain. (751k)
Street Market
Street market. (839k)
Women Hijab Going Shopping
Women in Hijab going shopping. (598k)
Gardening Streets Al-ain
Gardening on the streets in Al-Ain. (914k)
Local Museum Al-ain Nice
The local museum in Al-Ain has some nice pieces. (546k)
Stone Age Carvings
Stone age carvings. (835k)
More Recent Carvings Building
More recent carvings from a building. (473k)

Al-Ain Rotana Hotel

Al-ain Rotana Hotel
The Al-Ain Rotana hotel. (651k)
Las Corrales Cuban Band
Las Corrales, a Cuban band, playing in the Rotana hotel. They were really good. (2M)
Singers Las Corrales
One of the singers of Las Corrales. (1.9M)
Singers Las Corrales
One of the singers of Las Corrales. (1.8M)
Singers Las Corrales Playing
One of the singers of Las Corrales, playing the violin. They all played several instruments. (1.7M)
Singers Las Corrales
One of the singers of Las Corrales. (1.7M)
Each Room Hotel Arrow
Each room in the hotel has an arrow on the ceiling that points towards Mecca. (1360k)

Desert trip

Camel Market
Camel market. (787k)
Our Camels Desert Ride
Our camels for the desert ride with the camel driver. (803k)
Camel Driver Camel
The camel driver with his camel. (667k)
Our Shadows Desert Sand
Our shadows on the desert sand, just before sunset. (614k)
Camel Back Into Sunset
On camel back into the sunset. (608k)
Our Shadows Desert Sand
Our shadows on the desert sand, just before sunset. (542k)
Our Camels During Sight-seeing
Our camels during a sight-seeing stop in the desert. (518k)
Camp Building Which We
This was the camp building in which we had dinner and breakfast. In the back was my bed. I didn't use it, I slept outside in the sleeping bag. (985k)
Smoking Sheesha Water Pipe
Smoking a sheesha (water pipe) at a fire in the desert is wonderfully relaxing. (612k)

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