Al-Ain, also known as the Garden City of The Gulf is the largest inland city in the United Arab Emirates and it’s located on the border with Oman, approximately 160 km east of the capital Abu Dhabi and about 120 km south of Dubai. The city counts a population of 650,000 and it’s also the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates.
The topography of Al-Ain is unique and low humidity during the summers which makes it a popular destination for many people at that time of the year, especially for families from the capital city. Al-Ain has a higher percentage of Emirati nationals than elsewhere in the country. There are many people from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The city is famous for greenery, numerous oases, parks, tree-lined avenues, decorative roundabouts and many attractions like the Al-Ain National Museum, the Al-Ain Palace Museum, the Hili Archaeological Park site dating back to the Bronze Age, Al-Ain Zoo, the amusement park Hili Fun City, etc. Al-Ain has three major malls, one International Airport and Tawam Hospital, a training and research hospital.
They are many private schools: Al-`Ain International school, Al Ain English Speaking School, Al Dhafra Private School, Manor Hall School, Al-Sanawbar School, Liwa International School, Al-Madar International School, Global English School, Emirates Private School, as well as the United Arab Emirates University, Higher Colleges of Technology and Horizon International flight academy. The city is also the home to the major festival of classical music.