What comes to mind when I mention Dubai?
Beaches? Tallest building in the world? Supercars? 5 star hotels? Winter destination? Palm Island? Sky diving? Dubai Mall? The list goes on…
What if I told you that graves of the Sahaba [companions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH] exist somewhere not too far from Dubai! Yes! That’s right! I was amazed when I first heard about it too!
The country of United Arab Emirates is made up of seven emirates. Around 86 miles [140KM] away from the notable emirate of Dubai, there exists another emirate called Abu Dhabi. This is basically the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Al Ain is a city in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, in which some of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH supposedly rest.
In order to visit, you will need to plan beforehand. I would suggest visiting throughout the day. The cemetery in which the companions rest is called Aneyadat Cemetery which is located behind the ADNOC Service Station-Al Sarooj on Zayed Bin Sultan St, Al Ain, UAE. The cemetery is usually locked, though someone should be around the cemetery entrance to let you in. They may limit how long you can stay there and will restrict you from taking photos. I personally would avoid taking photos.
There is a small Masjid/Mosque near the Petrol Station should you need to perform Wudhu and/or pray.
By Car/Own Transport
Just follow the directions on Google Maps. You can access this by clicking here.
Once you reach the Al Ain coach station (from Sharjah, Abu Dhabi or Dubai), grab a taxi, which should cost you between 5-10 Dirhams and let them know that you want to go to ADNOC Service Station-Al Sarooj on Zayed Bin Sultan St. This journey should only take 2-3 mins.
Walking From Al-Ain Bus Station
Following the directions here.
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