Our Emirati sojourns officially began yesterday with a short trip to Al Ain, the beautiful Garden City of UAE. It surely is a very pleasant surprise with more greenery around, hardly any high rise in sight and of course much lower decibel levels.
There’s so much to do here for everyone- Museums, Forts, Zoo etc. It’s a family getaway for sure. All we had time for yesterday was the Al Ain zoo and a drive to the top of Jebel Hafeet to experience the spectacular sunset from the top.
Rising 1,240 metres, Jebel Hafeet is the emirate’s highest peak, and UAE’s second that stands guard over Al Ain and borders Oman.
The Craggy Jebel Hafeet
The ride to the top is not an easy one but the views of the craggy and beautifully weathered mountain all along surely are worth the trouble.
The Way up
Once on top, all you need to do is find the right place to stop and park ( many stopover points all along) and enjoy the view.
The Setting Sun
A Different Perspective
Half Way there…
Al Ain after dark
We thoroughly enjoyed a few hours of bliss up there and will be going back soon again. If you are in and around Al Ain, surely take time out to enjoy this view from the top. I can assure you of an unforgettable experience.
Cheers & Joy, Always!