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Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Al Ain December 30th 2007

This morning the elder Ade’s were up nice an early and had managed to shower, get dressed and have breakfast before I had even gotten out of bed. One would almost think that they were eager to get back to Dubai or something. We left the hotel at Nizwa rather early in the morning, about 8:30am or so, and hit the road in style. Today was very very long driving day. With not much to distinguish it. Except for the great interlude at the border of Oman and Abu Dhabi. When we arrived at the border we proceeded through the Oman exit with no problems what so ever. In fact the omani borders have been positively laid back in all places. The UAE borders have been rather more official but the Abu Dhabi border really took ... read more
The convoy of cars that overtook us
On the road to Al Ain
We liked the color of the pilons

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Al Ain November 25th 2007

Had a day trip to the hills around Al Ain. The town itself is a little tiny country town with nothing special. Not much else to say about it really but sorry for some of the picture quality, I was on my own so a lot were taken on the move through the car window!... read more
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Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Al Ain » Jebel Hafeet October 12th 2007

Ya, thats a new word Kavita came up with when she heard some noise from the backpack she was carrying up the hill two nights ago. We are still trying to place what the sound was! Went for a overnighter to Jebel Hafeet for some barbecued chicken, rough sleeping in tents and awesome morinng views. Missed tea big time though since the fire was a lil' bit on the dying side due to winds. Went star spotting, fire gazing, rock-top contemplating, fossil hunting, climbing (falling sometimes :) hey gravity works there too!) The hot springs were closed so no dip in the allegedly healing waters of Green Mubazzara. To kill time we had to hit Al Ain zoo which was a big mistake. Well maintained but almost all the animals were in a sad state. Especially ... read more
Ridge
Fault line??
Where the land and the skies meet.


Tit for Tat! I literally got Shyju and Irfan off their bed at 11 in the night cause I decided to go camping. I know they hated me for it but after that great night and early morning photoshoot, I know they have forgiven me. All's well that ends well! ... read more
Yathi at its peak
Boys thing!
Green Mustaffa


There and back again in 12 hrs! Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Al Ain » Jebel Hafeet By YathiApril 13th 2007Yathi A really short trip. Almost dropped it but I hate changing plans especially when it comes to travel so though might as well climb and come back the next day! Met Tejas at Abu dhabi and the pics will tell the rest..... Ever wondered how photography gets in your way of having fun on travel. I reached a point that I am having to conciously tell myself to put my camera inside my pack to really enjoy the moment. I mean it was on... read more
Hanging on to the tip!
The summit
Fossils

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Al Ain January 8th 2007

Day 1 The Etihad shuttle left a hot and sticky Al Ain round 8 p.m packed with boxes, sleepy Indians and very talkative but friendly Philippinos. I sat next to a Philippino lady who for most of the journey insited on telling me about her life as a nurse in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates and her two young children back in Manila. The mostly one way chat made the trip more pleasant killing the time quite nicely until we got to a crowded, smoky and generally unpleasant Abu Dhabi international airport. Quickly checking in and after security were convinced that I was not carrying a lethal bomb, I spent a couple of hours either walking aimlessly around the limited duty free area or drinking grotty cups of tea in only cafeteria available for travellers ... read more
Temple of the Tooth

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Al Ain » Jebel Hafeet December 1st 2006

Finally a break in my schedule and I am off to explore the big wide world again. This time to Jebel Hafeet, a 4000 foot mountain in Al Ain bordering Oman. The road was desribed as the greatest driving road in the world and I went to see if thats true!! I tied up all the loose strings at work and made some calls to mates who were interested in tagging along. But I realized my friends are all chickens down here. They keep talking about how they love to travel, camp, hike and make a fire and blah, blah, blah but when the real deal comes up its too cold or too late in the night or too long a stay!!! Travelling should be a full time hobby just like drugs or motocross. U gotta ... read more
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