The UAE is a pretty small country, and whilst there is certainly a lot to do in the cities, it still boggles my mind how some residents often don’t get much further than the confines of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the long, straight highway that connects them.

There are a number of places to explore across the seven Emirates, many of which aren’t publicised as well as they could be, but Al Ain, as the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is hardly a hidden away. It’s got a lot to offer and its not that far away.

With the bus fare from only AED 25 one way, you shouldn’t need any more excuses to skip brunch next Friday to go and check it out. But in case you still need a little more persuading, here are my top five things to do in Al Ain. Continue reading “The Garden City: Five Reasons Why UAE Residents Should Visit Al Ain”