Sunday, 11 March 2018

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

Heidi from Finland visited recently the United Arab Emirates from where she sent me this postcard. This site includes remains of circular stone tombs and settlements from the Hafit and Hili periods, wells and partially underground aflaj irrigation systems, oases and mud brick constructions assigned to a wide range of defensive, domestic and economic purposes.

Al Ain Oasis
This postcard was sent by Heidi

Al Ain Oasis is the largest oasis in the city of Al Ain, within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
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 `OmanUAEIndiaIran, and other countries.
Al Ain oasis is also known as Al jahily falaj. It was built by Zayed the grand. - in: wikpedia

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