The falaj irrigation system at Al Ain Oasis
Al Ain Oasis
Al Ain Oasis is the largest oasis in the city of Al Ain, within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
It is located north of the Al Mutawa'a district and east of the Al Jhali district. The main central district of Al Ain is to the north, with the Oman border to the northwest.
Adjacent to the oasis are the Al Ain National Museum to the east and the Al Ain Palace Museum to the west. To south is the Al Ain Sports Club. To the southwest are the Al Ain Etisalat Building and the Oasis Hospital.
The oasis is known for its underground irrigation system "falaj" which brings water from boreholes to water farms and palm trees. The falaj irrigation is an ancient system dating back thousands of years and is used widely in Oman, UAE, China, Iran and other countries.
Al Ain has seven oases; the smallest is Al Jahili Oasis. The rest are Qattara, Al Mutaredh, Al Jimi, Al Muaiji, and Hili