Thank you 🔷 @faris7711 🔷 for this striking photo from yet another city I've not heard of.
A one and a half hour drive from Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Once a vital green oasis on the caravan route from UAE to Oman, Al Ain (meaning ‘The Spring’) is the emirate’s heritage heartland.
The ‘remarkable vestiges’ cited by UNESCO include circular stone tombs (dating circa 2500 B.C.), wells and a wide range of adobe constructions: residential buildings, towers, palaces and administrative buildings. Moreover, Hili features one of the oldest examples of the sophisticated falaj irrigation system which dates back to the Iron Age. Al Ain vestiges provide important testimony to the transition of cultures in the region from hunting and gathering to sedentarisation.
Cheer on the camels as they gallop around a specially made track, and marvel at how these seemingly ungainly creatures can reach such high speeds.
Or maybe a little sand boarding and skiing.
Skiing takes on a whole new meaning on Abu Dhabi’s desert dunes.
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