Al Ain is about 160kms from Abu Dhabi and is called the garden city. It is at the foot of the mountain range that separates the U.A.E from Oman and really is a beautiful place. There is a heap to do and see but after our visa run and wanting to enjoy the hotel, we decided to go to the zoo and save the rest for another visit.
The zoo is the largest in the middle east and is spread over 850 hectares… so not quite the place to visit with tired kids! We didn’t see everything but the kids did enjoy the animals we saw. Next time we will go at night, it’s open till 10pm and that’s when the animals are more active due to the heat.
We also drove up Jebel Hafeet, meant to be the highest peak in the country at 4000 feet, it’s a winding road and the views are great. The photos from the top however were a little hazy so the photo above is from half way up.