Falaj in Al Ain

Continuing my posts to celebrate the upcoming 40th National Day of the United Arab Emirates, here's my latest post from Al Ain which is part of Abu Dhabi. It's known as the Garden City because it is one of the greenest cities in the country. When you drive from Dubai to Al Ain, the desert sand colour starts to change and you start seeing more trees as you start approaching it.

This video is about the traditional irrigation system called "Falaj" which according to this clip "existed in the Al Ain region at about 1,000 years BC, making it the oldest".


[via gulfnews.com]