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Al Ain Oasis

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #9 of 26 attractions in Al Ain
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Absolutely something special in UAE, the Oasis, and how are they maintained (so clean and so natural). Don't miss the visit, particularly in winter is a very nice walk

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovely, peaceful walk. Al Ain is muc quieter than the city, so this is a tranquil place. Lots of trees allow a good shade, even in the heat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The oasis is a pleasant respite during the heat of day. The paths are shaded from the many palm trees in the oasis so it remains nice and cool inside. The channels of running water help to provide a peaceful atmosphere as well. There is a small amount of trash littered throughout the oasis which seems so out of place... More

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I enjoy nature so visiting the only oasis of the region was a refreshing change from the desert. I appreciated the greenery and vast land of palms. There was a cold filtered water at the entrance and helped ease the day's heat. Then there was nothing else to do. 3 stars.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The oasis is lovely and we enjoyed seeing the canals and it provides a nice shade in the hot weather but with a number of meandering paths it is easy to get confused. With some difficulty we managed to find an exit so yes definitely needs better signage within the place.

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Paris, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well, the guide let us expect a bit more, but it is still interesting to visit; not so much the Oasis (just hundreds of date palm trees, but the National Museum right next to it. the thing REALLY not to miss is the Al Jaheli Fort right nearby! Although restored, it gives you an idea of what such forts meant... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Travelled to the Al Ain Oasis with some friends. It is a UESCO site... so initially I was excited but... after being in the Oasis for well over an hour I came to realize it is more of a maze, all areas are identical, litter is everywhere which is sad, little signage about the animal and flora in the area...... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The place is surely captivating and has a lot of potential to a be great tourist attraction. What is needed though are a few important improvements: - Better signage outside to reach the pace - Better entries and exits (we had to a do a weird detour in a very dirty and uneven ground around the main gate as guided... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I do not understand this place. Really. What is it good for? Whole oasis is divided into many small sections. Each section has its own entrance. Inside you can find a litter (I mean a lot), palm trees, concrete channels for water distribution (empty at the time of our visit), barbed wires sometimes (!!!) and...that is all! There is no... More

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Moscow, Russia
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285 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Even though I liked the green spot in the middle of the desert, the overall experience was filled with much frustration. Firstly, it is quite difficult to find your way there as the person who did road signs for tourist spots in Al Ain failed to do his job properly. We're people who can read maps and navigate well, but... More

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