The oasis reflects 8,000 years of history — it covers 3,000 acres and is home to 147,000 date palms of 100 different species. Visitors get an insight into the oasis buildings, the Falaj System, and traditional palm farming methods. This archaeological reserve consists of the pre-oasis garden, the orchard and the symbolic garden.
Time Out Abu Dhabi staff 2016
Excavated in the 1960s, this site demonstrates what early life was like in the region in the 3rd. millennium BC and the Um An-Nar period (2500-2000BC). It is believed that people settled there to mine copper in the nearby mountains and the tombs found there contain an estimated 600 people of all ages buried inside. The largest tomb called "Hili Grand Tomb", is 2.5 meters high and 8 meters wide.