Al Ain -settled for 5,000 years

The area close to the foot of Jebel Hafeet has been settled since Neolithic times. The invention of the falaj irrigation system in the Iron Age allowed farmers to grow crops more extensively.

This video, produced by the Department of Culture and Tourism, shows that the narrow ‘falaj’ water channels are still in evidence in Al Ain’s oases to this day.

Seven Emirati Pianists’ “Year of Zayed” concert on Friday, 11th May

No fewer than seven Emirati pianists will be performing a concert later this week as part of the “Year of Zayed” celebrations.

For more details of this concert, which is to be held in the Royal Ballroom of the ‘0ne&Only Royal Mirage Hotel’ in Dubai from 8-10 pm on Friday, 11th May, go to:-