• Videos
  • Al Ain Wildlife Park Bird Show

    At 7.30pm at the Al Ain Wildlife Park most evenings, you can watch a 25-minute bird show which is in Arabic and English. The female presenters are terrific, using just the right language to engage and inform children. I shot the following video to give you a little idea what the show is like. It’s […]

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  • Hili Oasis

    If you drive out from Al Ain towards Dubai, you’ll see this fort on your right… Here’s a photo of the sign you can see to the far left in the photo above… It says: “It says that this tower was re-built by the Department of Antiquities and Tourism on top of ruins of an […]

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  • Al Ain Paradise Hanging Gardens

    The Al Ain Paradise Gardens is probably Al Ain’s most famous attraction, attracting 7,000 visitors in one day when it reopened in February 2012 after being closed for months for refurbishment. On average, about 1,000 people visit each day when it’s open. Note: Please do not travel to this attraction unless you know for certain that it […]

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  • Hilton Hotel in Al Ain

    We spend one afternoon most weekends at the Hilton Hotel in the south east of the town… …because of its excellent facilities. There are 3 pools: a laps pool for adults… a paddling pool for infants…   …and a large family pool with water features and a water slide. Here’s a video lasting a few […]