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There are plenty of family-friendly features including a petting zoo; giraffe feeding activities; camel rides; and a children's garden, which encourages biodiversity learning.
Inside the zoo, you'll also find the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center, with exhibits focused on the Arabian Gulf's desert environment and ecology.
Inside, as well as admiring the building itself, you can visit a small museum dedicated to the history of the fort and the people who lived there.
A tranquil respite from the hot sun, and a refreshingly natural diversion from the city streets, Al Ain Oasis is a vast series of date palm plantations linked by footpaths, where you can take a quiet, shaded walk.
The fort's ramparts and towers can be climbed for views, and a video explains all about the fort's restoration in the information center.
This surfing, kayaking, and white water rafting waterpark contains the world's largest artificial surfing wave (measuring 3.3 meters), three levels of white water rafting rapids catering for absolute beginners as well as experienced rafters, and a long kayaking channel.
Historically, Al Ain has been settled since at least 3000 BC, and the museum here does a good job of tracing that long history.
It's this history that has made the Al Ain area the only site in the United Arab Emirates to be inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
The big cat enclosures feature lions, tigers, pumas, black and spotted leopards, and jaguars.
Nevertheless, the interior decoration really does give you a good idea of the style of life that was led here.
Opened in 1969, Al Ain Zoo is one of the United Arab Emirates' largest animal enclosures.
This is also an excellent destination for tourists interested in local culture.
Top things to do include excursions to the camel market and regular camel racing events.
The oasis city of Al Ain has a dramatic setting, overlooked by the craggy mountain range of Jebel Hafeet.