In the eastern region of the country, 100 miles from the capital, the Al-Ain (translated as 'the spring' in English) oasis, is a good example of the efforts of reforestation accomplished over the last generation. In summer it is a refuge for citizens searching for some fresh air. You will notice that most bottled water in the UAE actually comes from Al-Ain. It is especially impressive from the sky - we highly recommend taking a hot air balloon tour over the desert.
Al-Ain is the second-largest city in the emirate of Abu Dhabi© Fedor Selivanov / 123RF
Al-Ain Oasis is located right in the middle of the desert© Grapheast/Graph East Computers Royalty Free
Al-Ain is the birthplace of the founding sheikh of the Emirates© Grapheast/Graph East Computers Royalty Free
Al-Ain has the highest number of Emirati nationals© Pankaj and Insy Shah/age fotostock
Al-Ain is where most of the country's bottled water comes from© Frank de Luyck / age fotostock