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 is open! These gardens have been closed during the first half of 2013. Comment below if you find them open.

Opening times – when it is open!: 9am to 9pm, but I once visited the Gardens during the week and they were closed until 2pm. Entry is free. You can take drinks into the gardens, but you can’t take food.

Fridays is for families only. Borrow some children for the day if necessary: the gardens are a must see! 🙂

How to get to the Al Ain Paradise Gardens

• Put these co-ordinates into your satellite navigation device: N24.16557 E055.70950.

• If you are travelling east to west along ‘school road’ in the southern part of Al Ain, go past the Al Ain English Speaking School on your left, turn left at the next roundabout, and go across the next roundabout, this is the next roundabout you come to…


You should see red, white and blue spheres in the middle of the roundabout, as well as a small pagoda.

You have just driven southwards, but this photo is taken from the other side of the roundabout, looking back northwards.

As you go across this roundabout, still heading south, turn right after 100 metres where you see this sign…


Turn right at the next little roundabout, then turn into the car park next to the entrance to the gardens.

The Al Ain Paradise Gardens not a big place, but I think it’s beautiful.

This is what the entrance to the Al Ain Paradise Gardens looked like in the summer of 2010…

Al Ain Paradise gateway

And this is what it looks like now…


A close-up of the new sign…


The Guinness World Records notice…


…which says…

Guinness World Records Certificate

The largest display of hanging baskets consists of 2,968 arrangements, and was achieved by Akar Landscaping Services Agriculture (UAE) in the Zakher area in Al Ain, UAE, on 28 February 2011.

Here’s what you’ll see at these gardens…




























There are toilets / rest rooms here…


…and there are free water dispensers if you need a drink.

Outside the grounds…





(Not long ago, I had a request to use one or more of these photos in a Dubai-based magazine, and asking for the hi-resolution original files, which I happily emailed along in exchange for a credit line in the magazine. If you too would like copies of the hi-resolution originals, drop me a line.)

Are you coming from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc to visit the Al Ain Paradise Gardens? If so, sign up for my Al Ain Enthusiast ebook at the top right of this webpage. You’ll then be able to download the 400+ page ebook and 3 maps which indicate where the gardens are located, and will tell you about all the other great places to visit in Al Ain.

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So what you do think, having looked at these shots? I’d love to know! Tell me in the Comments box below.

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  • admin

    Hi Nicky,

    You can park very close to the entrance. The gardens are not very big: smaller than you may think. And there are benches to sit down at.

    BUT… the gardens may not open again until towards the end of the year. Check the official site for more details.


  • joy tunay

    Please advise that we cannot visit the part till November 2012

  • admin

    Hi Joy,
    Check the official Paradise Gardens site for the opening date.

  • Cathy Cattan

    Thank you for your comments to arrive to the garden, it was very usefull and our GPS showed N 24 09918 E 55 42546.
    The garden is not yet open (15/11/2012).

  • Brad

    I was told that this was moved to Dubai? Do you know the location or if it is open yet?

    Thank you

  • Darshan

    Hi Chris,
    The photographs are wonderful. I am resident of Abu Dhabi. Please let me know if the garden is still open. Last time I checked it was closed for planting.Thanking you in advance, also because the GPS location provided will be very helpful.

  • Hari hemanth

    Please may i know when will the flower show open,plz.

  • Catherin Ramos

    Hi Chris!
    I want to know if the Al Ain Paradise is open at this month? We’re planning to visit on Friday. Can you please let me know? Thanks.

  • Nizam

    i want to visit the park next friday… is it open now?
    please make me confirm as i will come from abu dhabi.

  • Jaya Raghu

    Dear Sir,

    Could you please let us know whether the garden is open now (Tomorrow – 24/01/13). Whether its open to families other than Fridays ?

  • chadi

    thank you for your quick respond but may i know when the garden will open ??

    my family is coming for a visit by the first of march and we are planning to go there.

  • admin

    Hi Chadl, I’m not sure, but if you find out, please let me know so I can update this web page. Chris

  • admin

    Hi Jaya, If you find out, let me know so I can update this page! 🙂

  • admin

    Nizam, I don’t know when the gardens will be open. If you find out, let me know! 🙂

  • admin

    Hi Catherin,
    I don’t know. If you find out, please contact me to let me know! 🙂

  • admin

    Hi Hari, I don’t know — but if you find out, do let me know! 🙂

  • Elie

    Al ain paradise is not open this year, I called them. 🙁

  • admin

    I’m sorry to hear this. If you know more, please let me know.

  • admin

    Thanks Darshan.
    Let me know if you find out its opening date.

  • admin

    Hi Brad,
    I don’t know about this.
    If you find out, please let me know.
    Kind regards,