Riding Into The Past

Apr 01, 2018
Behind the Garden City’s frst train tour operator

Recently launched Leisure Train Tourism, a private tourism company, offers a cultural and entertaining experience via train at the Green Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain – introducing newcomers, tourists, students and even residents who may have not have been familiar with Al Ain’s history and geology.

Supported and funded by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, the project is run by Ahmed Al Dhaheri and is one of the frst-of-its-kind tourism projects that have been recently approved in the city.

“It’s targeted at tourists and residents interested in knowing more about how life was like in Green Mubazzarah and how it was discovered and developed by the late founder of the country, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. When one is not familiar with the culture is equivalent to not really knowing the place. It’s important to understand that the park is more than just breathtaking nature views. We have researched and backed our information from several reliable sources on the geological history of Jebel Hafeet and its hot spring water from UAEU professors, Al Ain Municipality archives and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority to provide authentic information,” said Al Dhaheri.

“Many people thanked us for our efforts especially when it came to the research because this is the kind of information they would like to know about but don’t really know where or who to go to for it. Children too expressed their thanks as they are learning all of this in a fun environment and outside the walls of a classroom. It brings more appreciation to the place,” he added.

The tour’s departure timing is every 30 minutes; tour duration is around 25 minutes. During winter it is open daily except Monday from 11am to 8pm and from 3pm to 11pm on Thursdays and Fridays. During summer it is open daily except Monday from 5.30pm to 11.30pm.

Ticket prices are Dh15 for children (three to 12 years old) and Dh25 for adults. Group bookings can be done via reservation.

Follow @leisure.train.uae on Instagram and Facebook, visit lttuae.com or call 050 214 4088 for more information.
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