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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320 Comment

  1. Asma Sikander says:

    Thnx alot for the information…it helps me alot to get the way …thnx alot.

  2. Ahliya says:

    Chris, i know friday is for family visitin hours only, can I visit Garden Paradise on Friday with my Boyfriend?

  3. Ahliya says:

    Hi Chris,
    Friday is for Family visiting hours only, can i visit the Gardens on friday with my boyfriend.Because i dont have family in here.

  4. admin says:

    Sandeep, you need to sign up to get the maps, and you’ll find the gardens from there! 🙂

  5. admin says:

    Thank you Jayabhat for your kind words.

  6. admin says:

    Hello Mohammad, Yes, I will do soon. Thanks for the reminder. Chris

  7. admin says:

    Donna, do you mean, what time does it close? If so, 9pm.
    If you mean, when will the season be over, I would say around June when the weather gets even hotter.

  8. admin says:

    Sign up for the newsletter and you’ll get a map showing you the gardens’ location.

  9. admin says:

    Hi Faisal,
    Sign up for the newsletter and you’ll get a map to take you there.

  10. admin says:

    Hi Upendra,
    Yes, the gardens are open on Fridays.

  11. admin says:

    Hi Yasmine,
    I’m not sure. The gardens may close in June. It’s best to visit soon!

  12. admin says:

    Hi Ahilya,
    You can rent my children for a couple of hours for a fair rate!
    My eldest, aged 12, is saving up for a bike.
    Joking aside, if you turn up and you’re friendly and chatty with the staff, most likely they’ll let you in — especially if you go earlier in the day when it’s quieter.

  13. admin says:

    Hi Sarrah,
    Yes! But technically it’s for families only.

  14. admin says:

    Hi Narayan,
    I will find out as soon as I can and post this information on this page.

  15. admin says:

    Hi Shajahan,
    I’m sorry to hear your story.

  16. admin says:

    Hi Ahsan,
    The gardens may close in June for the whole summer — so visit (again) soon! 🙂

  17. admin says:

    Yes! 🙂

  18. admin says:

    Hi Muzammil,
    Yes, it it still open.

  19. Sabah says:

    Hi Chris,
    Amazing photos & really informative…
    Thanx so much for the wonderful work!

  20. Ahsan says:

    Thanks Chris.

  21. jalam says:

    I wan someone to describe for me al ain paradise I want to know more and more

  22. Fatima says:

    Hi Chris!! Great work on the website!!
    I read somewhere, that the Paradise Gardens are open for winter & spring (ie Oct – Apr).. Plan to take some friends next week.. Any idea if it would be open till end Apr?? Thanks Fatima

  23. jyothi says:

    HI cHRIS

  24. admin says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about Zakher Lake/Pool.
    If you find out more, do let me know and I’ll add it to this site.

  25. admin says:

    Hi Fatima,
    Great question. I don’t have a answer though as there is rarely a staff member at the Gardens who knows English well enough, or has briefed on when it’s likely to close!
    However… I filmed a video at the gardens — which is on YouTube — on June 10 last year, so the Gardens could be open this year until June too.
    If I know any more I’ll update this page.
    I hope that helps!

  26. admin says:

    Thanks Sabah! 🙂

  27. M Saleem Imam says:


  28. Kumari Francis says:

    Hi, I would like to know how long this Alain Paradis Hanging Garden will be there? We would love to visit it during 24 th to 27th April, as i am coming back to UAE on 23rd.


  29. Hi Chris,
    Would you by any chance know who is the right person to contact in terms of providing entertainment to the park during the flower festival.Would really appreciate any help from you side.Have a nice day God Bless.

  30. veena says:

    Beautiful pictures, thanks for the information, i want to know the visitors timing on friday

  31. prakash says:

    The guinness book record of Alain Paradise, I want to visit. I am living in Dubai. Dubai – Alain Road I have been seen. When I reach Alain, which direction or name board I want to follow up to reach Alain Paradise. Can you direct me. I am waiting your reply soon.

  32. prasad says:

    now it is open or will open through out year or no. if not please let me know when it be open and when it will be closed. i want to visit in second week of may.

  33. Arah says:


    Al ain paradise is closed since 29 Apr. 2012 until 1st November 2012.

  34. Raj says:

    This is great job you have done,I am from Nepal its a Paradise even though thia garden touched my heart.

  35. Karen Ruth Salinas says:

    the park is still open?

  36. Sankar says:

    Can you please let me know upto this May month end the paradise park is open? or not?

  37. priya says:

    Hi Chris,
    Can I plan a trip to Al Ain Gradens today? Is it good due to hot weather condition?

  38. zafrin says:

    Hello Chris,
    I want to know if the Al Ain paradise is open this month?Is it good to visit in this hot weather?

  39. admin says:

    Hi Kumari,
    The gardens are now closed again. They will reopen in the fall of 2012 or early 2013 I guess.

  40. admin says:

    Hi Gemma,
    I really like your idea. Contact the landscape company whose offices are right next to the gardens.

  41. admin says:

    Hi Prakash,
    The gardens are now closed again. They will reopen in the fall of 2012 or early 2013 I guess.
    For the record, use Google Maps to locate the gardens if you need more help on the directions front.

  42. admin says:

    Hi Prasad,
    The gardens are now closed again. They will reopen in the fall of 2012 or early 2013 I guess.

  43. admin says:

    Thanks Raj!

  44. admin says:

    Hi Karen,
    No, the gardens have closed again and will reopen November 1, 2012.

  45. admin says:

    Hi Sankar,
    The gardens have closed again and will reopen November 1, 2012.

  46. admin says:

    Hi Priya,
    No, the gardens have closed again and will reopen November 1, 2012.

  47. admin says:

    Hi Zafrin,
    No, the gardens have closed again and will reopen November 1, 2012.

  48. admin says:

    Hi Venna,
    The gardens are now closed again until November 1, 2012.

  49. Reena Chauhan says:

    Heaven in earth…………Wonderful and amazing garden…no words to explain………..

  50. Nicky Butler says:

    Hi Chris,
    My mother is an amazing lady 90 years old and very fit and full of life. She wants to go to Dubai but she is an avid gardener and when I saw your pics of Al Ain gardens I thought that’s where I should take her! When is the best time to go? Are there golf carts or any thing to drive one around- she does get a bit tired with too much walking?
    Would be most grateful for some advice!
    Many thansk,

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