World Heritage Sites in United Arab Emirates

Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

(24.0678 N 55.806 E)

The Cultural Sites of Al Ain have a sedentary human occupation in this desert region since the Neolithic period and depict the transition of cultures in the region from huntin and gathering to sedentarization. Features include circular stone tombs (ca 2500 BC), wells, adobe constructions, and the sophisticated aflaj irrigation system which dates back to the Iron Age.

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Last Updated: November 7, 2019