Saturday, October 1, 2011

Al Ain - U.A.E

Al Ain was once a vital oasis on the caravan route from the UAE to Oman, and is the birthplace of Abu Dhabi’s ruling Al Nahyan family. Meaning ‘The Spring’ in Arabic, Al Ain city is fed by natural springs originating in the rocky heights that surround it. Al Ain - the Oasis City - is the emirate’s heritage heartland and one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited settlements and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(left) 35th UAE National Day
(right) Falconry, or the upkeep of falcons is a traditional and highly valued custom in the UAE, reflecting the Bedouin love of this sport.


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