In pictures: UAE's new tourist attraction Jebel Hafit Desert Park in Al Ain
Al Ain contains some of the most prized and unique attractions in the region and internationally.
Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, opened the new tourist attraction Jebel Hafit Desert Park.
Sheikh Khalid was given a tour of the park to see for himself the facilities available there. Image: WAM
The opening was also attended by Sheikh Khalifa bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Executive Director of the Martyrs' Families' Affairs Office, at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT of Abu Dhabi, Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, Saood Al Hosani, Acting Under-Secretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, and other dignitaries. Image: WAM
Jebel Hafit Desert Park, which features archaeological and historical remains as well as outdoor adventure activities. Image: @admediaoffice
Located about 20km south of Al Ain on the eastern flank of Jebel Hafit mountain, was launched by DCT Abu Dhabi. Image: @admediaoffice
The Park is part of the first site in the UAE to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains numerous unique archaeological discoveries, some dating back to 8,000 years. Image: @admediaoffice
The new attraction will also feature a range of outdoor activities, including bike riding, guided hiking tours, several camping options – from luxury ‘glamping’ to individual tent camping – and also guided tours in powered carts. Image: WAM
Visitors can also explore the scenery in the Park at their own leisure using the self-guided trails and signs. Image: @admediaoffice