Zoran Mamic will take over the coaching reins at Al Ain following former coach Zlatko Dalic's departure.
Dalic lead the UAE outfit to the final of the AFC Champions League in 2016, where would settle for a runners up finish.
Mamic left Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia just last week and has signed an 18 month contract with the 12-time UAE top-flight winners, just in time for the start of Asia's premier club competition.
Before his time with Al Nassr, the Croatian helped Dinamo Zagreb to three national titles.
Al Ain face Zobahan of Iran in Group C of the AFC Champions League on 21 February.