Weekend at the Oasis
The historic Al Ain Oasis sprawls across 3,000-acre and provides a unique insight into the region's inhabitants who began taming the desert 4,000 years ago. The oasis holds up to 100 different varieties of vegetations, with widespread plantations that are also working farms. Shaped by a complex shared water supply, the Al Ain Oasis is based on both wells and ‘falaj’, the UAE’s traditional irrigation system. It has plenty of working examples of the falaj that have been used for centuries to tap into underground wells.
The event will offer many interactive activities and popular attractions including a market showcasing farm products, traditional oasis-inspired handicrafts, Emirati cooking demonstrations, fun games, horse riding and bicycle tours through the oasis, an educational workshop on Falaj and arts and crafts workshops for all ages. ‘Weekend at the Oasis’ is a chance for the whole family to create lasting memories while learning more about some of the traditional elements inscribed on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi is pleased to invite everyone to enjoy the lush Oasis within a great family atmosphere!
*Admission to the event is free, but registration is required to participate in workshops.