Al Ain is an oasis city and the second largest city in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Having a history dating back to the 4th millennium BC, Al Ain is one of the agricultural centers of the Emirates and is also a university town. Al Ain is famous for its date plantations. The Al Ain palace museum opens up its gates to show us how the Sheikhs used to live as compared to their lives today. The neat and well kept roundabouts, the bridges running over dry river beds are seen all over the city. A visit to the camel market is a must. Then we shall find our way to the foot of Jebel Hafit, a part of the Hajar Mountain range, where the hot springs can be found. It is now a recreation and relaxation place for families.