Planning a business trip to an Al Ain hotel
Al Ain, which translates literally to “The Spring”, is the second largest city of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The town has been dubbed the Garden City due to the greenery evident throughout the city. Your hotel in Al Ain is located inland on the border with Oman. The city was originally part of the Al Buraima Oasis which provided water to early farms in the area, and its history dates back some 4,000 years with several archaeological sites on view.
What can I expect during a business stay in Al Ain?
The city has three major shopping malls available with the Al Ain Mall located in the town centre. Al Ain is a popular tourist destination and offers several hotels in the centre as well as many restaurants and fast food outlets serving the traditional cuisine, especially in the Leisure Centre of the city. The Al Diwan Restaurant comes highly recommended serving Lebanese and Syrian dishes - ideal for a relaxing business lunch or evening get-together. Should your hotel not offer a gym, head to the Energy Plus Fitness Club which offers all the necessary equipment, including free weights and a sauna.
What can Al Ain offer me in the way of business facilities?
If planning a conference or event, the Al Ain Convention Centre has two large halls available for business meetings and exhibitions. Many hotels also offer a range of event spaces including meeting rooms - some even have ballrooms well suited for banquets. The city is convenient to access as it is served by the Al Ain International Airport (AAN) located 15km from the centre of town. Transport into the city is available by taxi or the bus service.
What particular locations are of interest to visit from my hotel in Al Ain?
The town offers several interesting attractions close to you hotel in Al Ain, including the Al Ain Palace Museum and the Al Ain National Museum detailing much of the area’s history. For a stroll in the fresh air, visit the Al Ain Oasis, located in the city centre, as well as several other oases spread around the city. Al Ain Zoo and Hili Fun City, an amusement park, are also close to the town centre.