Visiting

Location

Just 145 Kilometeres away from central Abu Dhabi, Al Ain Convention Centre is situated in the heart of Al Ain, also known as the Garden City.

Visit our What’s On section to find out more about the exciting events and trade shows happening at the Al Ain Convention Centre over the next few months. Our Venue Map will be helpful in guiding you around the centre’s facilities.

Al Ain Convention Centre, located in the heart of Al Ain, is easily accessible no matter what mode of transport you take. Whether you are travelling by plane or by car, we look forward to welcoming you.

International Travel

Organisers, exhibitors and visitors from around the world can fly into the city of Al Ain via the Al Ain International Airport, Abu Dhabi’s second international airport. Located 13.5 kilometeres northwest of the city centre, the airport receives 14 international flights and 4,000 passengers each week.

Tourists can also fly in to Abu Dhabi International Airport, the UAE’s second largest airport, which serves over 102 destinations in 56 countries. Located almost 145 kilometeres away from Al Ain, the Abu Dhabi Airport is the base and hub to Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national flag carrier.

Passengers arriving at the Abu Dhabi Airport can use the Department of Transport’s express bus service for a speedy ride to Al Ain city.

International visitors can also book flights to the UAE’s two other airports, Dubai International Airport and the new Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport.

Public Transportation

Al Ain Convention Centre is easy to reach by car, taxi and bus.

By Taxi & by Bus

Metered taxis are readily available and easy to find in Al Ain. Taxis are available from the airport as well as from all hotels and malls in the city and the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Integrated Transport Centre operate an interactive map that will provide you with all the information you may require about your itinerary whether by Air, Land or Sea, throughout the Abu Dhabi Emirate.

For more information visit www.darb.ae/darbweb/map-viewer.html Or Contact: 800 88888

Car Parking

Al Ain Convention Centre offers their visitors on-site parking facilities with a capacity for 812 vehicles. Parking areas are located on both sides of the building and located next to the main entrance which gives easy access to the venue.

The parking space map:

Parking Zone No. of Parking Bays
CP 1-3 556
CP 4 60
CP 5 74
CP 6 57
VIP 16
CP 9 49
Total 812

Bank & ATMs

A number of banks are located in the vicinity of the Al Ain Convention Centre, including the Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Emirates NBD.

ATM’s are also accessible in the nearby Al Jimi Mall as well as located throughout the convention centre.

Hotels

Hotels at Al Ain

Al Ain Rotana

Al Ain Rotana

Al Ain Rotana, situated in the heart of Al Ain and 5 Kilometers away from Al Ain Convention Centre, redefines efficient service with an effortless style. Guests are pampered by well-trained employees who are on hand 24-hours a day.
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Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort is unique in its charming gardens and plays a symphony of comfort and tranquility in the heart of the bustling and vibrant city. From the modern rooms that pamper guests with the greatest view, to the three attractive swimming pools and many health experiences that bring you to a world of luxury.
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Danat Al Ain Resort

Danat Al Ain Resort

Nestled amidst lush greenery and beautiful gardens, the Danat Al Ain Resort features luxurious accommodation and lavish resort-style features, including three pools, a 24-hour fitness centre, spa, and engaging children’s activities. For guests interested in exploring, the city is at your doorstep. Located 11 kilometers far away from Al Ain Convention Centre.
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Aloft Al Ain

Aloft Al Ain

Perfectly set in the heart of the oasis city of Al Ain, Aloft Al Ain is a stylish addition to the up-and-coming Al Ain Square. Great location. Comfortable stay. The staff are very supportive
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Hotels Around Al Ain

Asfar Resort

Asfar Resort

Designed to cater to guests’ individual needs, the resort offers 53 guestrooms. Echoing the contemporary and minimalist-style that can be identified throughout the resort, guestrooms are also designed in similar fashion. Featuring light-coloured walls, earth-tone carpeting and wood furnishings, rooms are further enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a bird’s eye view of the beautiful surroundings.
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Ayla Hotel

Ayla Hotel

located in Al Ain City, neighboring to the business complexes, tourism divisions and shopping centers. A district for leisure activities and corporate pursuits, from a touch of comfort in guest rooms, fitness facilities, food & beverage outlets.
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Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet

With 124 rooms this unique mountain oasis resort, is located 915m on Jebel Hafeet Mountain. With refined authentic architecture reflecting the magic atmosphere of the region, the hotel offers 2 restaurants, a coffee shop and a bar with breathtaking views of the city. There are also various meeting facilities and recreational activities available. It is located 30 minutes away from Al Ain Convention Centre.
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Onsite Dining

A choice of casual dining option are available at AACC and our central location means that a number of excellent choices are only a short distance away.

La Brioche Café

La Brioche Café

This authentic French café and pastry shop serves premium quality authentic French pastries, bakery items, light snacks along with hot and cold beverages.
Al Jimi Mall

Al Jimi Mall

Al Jimi Mall is home to a number of fast food outlets, Lebanese and Indian restaurants as well as four different coffee shops.
Ayla Hotel

Ayla Hotel

Ayla Hotel features an all-day dining restaurant offering a selection of international buffets for breakfast and lunch and themed dinner nights.
Zest

Zest

Located at the Al Ain Rotana, this all-day dining restaurant has four live cooking stations and serves delectable, continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Trader Vic's

Trader Vic's

Trader Vic’s is a well-known eatery with a reputation for serving up flavourful Polynesian cuisine and signature cocktails. Featuring a spacious cocktail area – the friendly Mai Tai Bar – and French Polynesian-inspired décor, the famous brand offers its guests a vibrant atmosphere and exotic food from its legendary Chinese oven.
Min Zaman

Min Zaman

Another one of the Al Ain Rotana’s popular restaurants, Min Zaman is the place to go to experience a taste of Lebanon. From the most select Lebanese cuisine to the traditional belly dancer, live singer and musicians, this restaurant is bursting with Middle Eastern flavour and charm. Diners can choose to eat inside or enjoy views of the pool garden below by dining on the terrace.

Toilets

Restrooms for men and women are located at various points throughout the centre, and include a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

View the convention centre venue map to locate the nearest restrooms.

Around the City

EXPLORE THE OASIS CITY

Al Jahili Fort

Since opening its gates in 2008, Al Jahili Fort has been a focal point of activities associated with the philosophy, culture and heritage of Abu Dhabi.

Al Jahili is one of the largest forts in the UAE, built in the 1890s on the orders of Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, also known as Zayed the First, as the home to members of the ruling Al Nahyan family.

Eco-Centre

Situated at the lush Al Ain Oasis in Abu Dhabi’s garden city of Al Ain, the Eco-Centre is a wonderful place to learn more about the history of the emirate. 

Al Ain Oasis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a still-operational traditional falaj (ancient irrigation system) and meandering pathways shaded beneath a thick canopy of 147,000 date palms and other fruit trees. It’s the perfect place to bring family or friends and see what agriculture in this region has looked like for millennia. 

The Eco-Centre takes this experience to the next level, offering a truly immersive and curated experience, with interactive installations telling you all about the oases in the area, and educational games explaining their creation. 

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

The home of Al Ain FC, this 25,000-seat stadium is one of Al Ain's tallest buildings and a recognisable landmark. The outer facade is inspired by the trunk of the palm, a tree that has played an integral role in the UAE's heritage and culture.

This stadium is part of a wider development that includes residential, commercial and entertainment areas, as well as a luxury hotel and sports facilities. 

Heritage Theme Park:

Situated at the expansive Al Ain Sportplex in Al Ain, Al Ain Heritage and Culture Village is a destination in its own right.

Bringing the richness of Emirati culture and diversity together in one place, this family-friendly heritage-style theme park invites you to journey into the past and experience traditional UAE life. The village includes a traditional café, a popular souk (market), and two theatres where you can enjoy art shows, poetry and concerts.

Jebel Hafit

For incredible sunrise and sunset photos, as well as majestic views of Abu Dhabi’s lush garden city of Al Ain, head to the top of Jebel Hafit mountain. Rising to a height of 1,249 metres, this skyline-dominating peak is Abu Dhabi’s highest, and the UAE’s second tallest. Reach the summit of this rocky mountain by car, motorbike or, if you have the stamina, bicycle. 

Jebel Hafit Desert Park

Pack a sense of adventure and get ready to immerse yourself in the rich history and incredible landscapes at the one-of-a-kind Jebel Hafit Desert Park in Al Ain.

Occupying a nine-kilometre stretch at the base of the craggy Jebel Hafit mountain, Abu Dhabi’s tallest peak, visitors can explore the family-friendly park’s majestic natural surroundings on a hike, mountain bike, horse or camel and discover fascinating archaeological and historical remains that tell enchanting stories of this unique area’s ancient habitation.

Wadi Adventure

A fantastic family-friendly adventure park that sits at the base of the majestic and history-rich Jebel Hafit mountain. Home to the Middle East’s first man-made white water rafting channels, measuring 1,100 metres in length and perfect for rafting and kayaking, Wadi Adventure also has a surfing wall, wakeboarding facilities, swimming pool and splash pool. Action fans will love the park’s exhilarating aerial adventure course that includes an 18-obstacle, two-level airpark, 1,200-metre long zip line, vertical climb line and 14-metre high giant swing. 

Miniature Oasis

The Miniature Oasis is a small-scale reconstruction showing the elements, water distribution and architecture of the Al Ain Oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Al Ain. In this compact example, small depressions in the ground represent cultivated gardens. 

Featuring scale models of the existing historic buildings and the falaj (ancient traditional irrigation) network that carries water to the gardens, this replica is a great way to understand how exactly the oasis has worked for 4,000 years. The roads built on top of the earth embankments, the exploitation of gravity to water the gardens, and the use of clay from the farms to make mud bricks to build houses and structures, all visually explain why the garden level is lower than the road level.

Oasiscape

Situated at the Al Ain Oasis in Abu Dhabi’s garden city of Al Ain is the complete visit route that will help you understand the incredible history, meaning, and intricate systems located within this fascinating oasis environment that’s been in use for over 4,000 years.

During this tour of Al Ain Oasis, you will see that an oasis is not just a palm grove, but an entire desert ecosystem. It incorporates pioneering architecture, shared knowledge, mutual social cooperation and ancient, traditional practices that continue to be fundamental to life in the desert. 

Oasis Garden

The Oasis Garden is situated in the Al Ain Oasis, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Al Ain. This lush space consists of three separate sub-gardens that represent the oasis ecosystem’s three different levels. 

Pre-Oasis Garden: This tier, or layer, represents an oasis at the time of its creation, with crops from arid areas and small palm trees providing shade while they grow. Sacred plants and desert flora with therapeutic uses, such as henna, indigo and aloe, are cultivated in small agricultural plots. Grain is grown for food, as well as bristle grass, a type of grass that helps to stop dunes from advancing. These plants do not require a lot of water and form, together with vegetables, the first tier of oasis agriculture.

Orchard Garden: This second tier of oasis cultivation consists of trees growing figs, pomegranates, lemons, bananas and olives. From the Mediterranean to Africa and China, civilisations have developed through the cultivation of these trees, all of which are grown in the Al Ain Oasis.

Symbolic Garden: On the third plantation tier, tall plant foliage combats the sun’s heat by creating shade, allowing all the other plants to grow in the desert. In hotter oases, the palm tree plays a major role in providing shade. In the Al Ain Oasis, the palm tree is the predominant plant and so, in this symbolic garden, it has been replaced with other plants.

Qasr Al Muwaiji

For more than 100 years, this incredible historic fort in the lush garden city of Al Ain, has played a major role in the history of the United Arab Emirates. Today, it offers visitors an opportunity to understand the country's story. Situated at the western approach to Al Ain city, Qasr Al Muwaiji's picturesque structure is a fine example of early 20th-century mud-brick architecture and a great place to take stunning photographs. The building is a simple but striking form: a square enclosure with projecting corner towers and a grand entrance gate.

Hili Fun City

This flagship family entertainment destination has been a firm favorites since opening in 1985 when it became the Arabian Gulf region’s first theme park.

The modernised and renovated park boasts 28 attractions for all ages, a family show amphitheatre and picnic and play areas. It’s also has ice rink.

Hili Archaeological Park

History buffs will be in their element here, which combining both a public garden and an impressive archaeological site, this is a popular place for international visitors and residents. Hili Archaeological Park was developed to highlight the ancient monuments of Al Ain and make them easily accessible to visitors. The site not only provides the earliest known evidence of an agricultural village in the United Arab Emirates but also contains other Bronze Age and Iron Age villages, burial grounds, forts and agricultural infrastructure. The early agricultural village is located at Hili Site 8 and dates to 3000BCE. Artefacts from these sites can be seen in Al Ain National Museum.

Al Jimi Oasis

This oasis combines a lush palm oasis with indigenous trees, traditional falaj irrigation system and 300-year- old buildings, promising to take you back in time and offer some incredible photo opportunities. The oasis sits in an agricultural area with a thick cover of palm trees and is also home to mosques and heavily fortified houses that speak to the agricultural and administrative importance of the oasis from the early 1700s onwards.

There are more than a dozen restored buildings in the oasis, including forts and watchtowers that were built in part to protect the falaj, which primarily uses below-ground canals to bring water from distant aquifers to the oasis’s palm plantations, fields and gardens. The oasis sits in a sunken basin that is divided into a series of palm gardens. In addition to palm trees, fruit trees grow under the palm canopy, with native trees like sidr and ghaf cultivated for medicinal properties. In the past, fields around the outer edge of the oasis were used for winter cereal crops, and beyond that was a zone for animals to forage.

Al Ain Zoo

Families should head to Al Ain Zoo, home to over 4,000 animals, and enjoy up-close giraffe feeding, camel riding and the inviting Elezba petting zoo. This spacious and well-kept zoo is the region's largest and most acclaimed, with transparent enclosures home to indigenous and exotic species including Arabian oryx, the big-horned Barbary sheep, rhinos, hippos, tigers, lions and more.

Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre (SZDLC), housed in the Al Ain Zoo in a beautiful building boasting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, is a fantastic place to learn more about the UAE’s natural environment. Situated in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s garden city about one and a half hours away from the capital by car, you’ll find five interactive galleries here. Showcasing the country’s rich history and future-forward ideas, the galleries include the Sheikh Zayed Tribute Hall, Abu Dhabi's Desert Over Time, Abu Dhabi's Living World, People of the Desert and Looking to the Future.

Al Qattara Oasis

Situated in Abu Dhabi’s green garden city and heritage heartland of Al Ain, this beautiful oasis boasts hectares of palm and fruit trees, a 4,000-year-old tomb, historic mosques, fortified houses and a market, making it a patchwork of history and heritage and a wonderful place to take photographs.

The oasis has been cultivated and farmed for three centuries, but there are signs of earlier human habitation, with a 14-metre-long tomb containing a trove of 4,000-year-old artefacts. The tomb is located on the eastern edge of the oasis and its excavation has uncovered jewellery, including golden pendants, a large cache of weapons, stone vessels and pottery. The site has been dated to the Wadi Suq Period (2000 CE to 1500 CE) and represents a significant stage in the development of Al Ain’s culture.

Source: https://visitabudhabi.ae