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Al Ain

Administration
Full nameAl Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Official nameAl Ain
Native nameالعين
Settlement typetown
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateAbu Dhabi
Government
TypeConstitutional monarchy 
SheikhKhalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Crown PrinceMohammed Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan|Mohammed Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Demography
Total Population374000 (2009)
Other information
Time zoneUAE Standard Time (UTC+4)

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Al Ain ( , , literally The Spring), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. With a population of 374,000 (2009), it is located approximately 160 km east of the capital Abu Dhabi and about 120 km south of Dubai. Al Ain is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates, and it has the country's highest number of Emirati nationals.

Al Ain is located in Abu Dhabi, inland on the border with Oman. The freeways connecting Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai form a geographic triangle in the center of the country, each city being roughly 130 kilometers from the other two.


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