No not L. A. Al Ain.
Okay, I too, had to find an atlas and look it up. So for those without such a useful book (which as I remember was out of date almost as soon as it was published 😂)
Al Ain is the second city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi being the first, the largest and the capital of both the emirate and the country.
For those interested, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consists of 7 Emirates, amongst them Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Umm etc. Okay so you knew that, I won’t list them all then 😂.
Did you know the UAE is a member of the GCC (Arab Gulf
Co-operation centre) which includes Bahrain, Saudi, Kuwait etc. The etc again cause you know this and don’t want to be bored 😜.
Population of Abu Dhabi is (1.6million only), the largest of the emirates (by far, 87 340sq km) with 9% of worlds proven oil reserves and 4% of the worlds proven natural gas reserves. It is seriously wealthy (see my blogs, Abu Dhabi )
Oil was discovered in 1958 and the transformation of this area has been phenomenal (from rags to riches – a good read)
So if that isn’t a good enough reason to visit this part of the world, how about Etihad stops here on its way to Everywhere?
Better still, my dearest friends live here and I have not seen them for 16 years?
Well that’s why Al Ain ❤️