This roundabout is not spectacular and huge compared to the other roundabouts in downtown Al Ain but I think this is the loveliest among them all. Located at Al Baladiya Street and Baniyas Street, fairly far from the Sheikh Mubarak Roundabout, going to the north, almost at the area of Al Hili District. Actually, I coined the "three castles roundabout" because it has no name. I tried my best to find out its name to no avail. Even the gardener cum cleaner of this roundabout doesn't know anything about it.
The design looks very striking; it has three castles on a rocky mountaintop. Actually, there's a water tumbling and flowing around it. So unlucky that it wasn't working when I was there. I guess, it was pretty early when I paid a visit of the place at around eight o'clock in the morning.
As you can see, my shadow is very evident while taking these photos because of my attempt to take some against the light shots. Moving closer to the center of the roundabout, I saw the gardener sleeping during the usual working hours. Leaving him undisturbed, I continued snapping.
Just right after taking all these photos, I saw him standing right in front of the castles and waving his hands. I stepped towards the center of the roundabout and I started my 'usual interview' armed with my basic Arabic. As usual, I didn't get the information that I wanted to know.
I also like the flowers, palm trees and the ornamental weeds. It makes the roundabout even more striking. The size and proportion seems just right compared to the other roundabouts that I've seen.
Word of the day: helwa is the arabic word for beautiful, pretty or lovely. Salaam!