Blogs from Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Middle East


Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah December 2nd 2019

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Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah March 5th 2016

Friday 31 January 2014 Location: N 25 06 50.37 E 56 21 22.58 Bull fighting is a traditional sport and entertainment in Spain, Portugal, France and some Latin American Countries, however, something similar can be found in United Arab Emirates as well. On every Friday after noon large sandy arena is set up in Fujairah with wooden barriers placed in a square open perimeter to provide spectators safe place to get entertained with this wonderful sport. The arena is set up near Fujairah Beach and it is almost an hour and half drive from Dubai. The new Dubai - Fujairah highway provides easy access to venue. Bull fighting in Fujairah is not as fierce as Spain or Portugal and almost goes without any bloodshed. It is more of an entertainment for the locals, expats and tourists ... read more
Traditional Bull Fight
Traditional Bull Fight
Traditional Bull Fight

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah December 19th 2015

December 10 2015 One of the 7 Arab Emirates, situated at the Gulf of Oman, surrounded by flourishing countryside of Fujarah and located in the endave of Sharjah. Women are prohibated to bear flesh including tourists. Took a walk to town put our feet in the Gulf of Oman and visited with an Arabian horse training for a race.... read more

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah December 19th 2014

With Christmas music being pumped through every hotel we have visited and Christmas trees in every corner of this country, we can't ignore the reminders that the holidays are right around the corner. We are enjoying a climate that is nothing like this during the holidays. Thank goodness! The beach resort where we are staying just posted a note that they are having a Christmas Tree Lighting celebration tonight. I read this posting while watching Kyle board a boat to go SCUBA diving. I couldn't help but smile as I pondered the vast contrast of sunshine and what we usually expect this time of year. Needless to say, I could really get used to Decembers that are filled with sun, cool breezes and walks along the beach promenade. We heard from family at home and it ... read more
UAE: Home of Beautiful Landscaping
Kyle Returning From a Dive
Kyle in Khor Fakkan

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah December 28th 2013

The big escape..... It has been a long , tough year... and a drive through the desert to the East Coast has become our pilgrimage of refuge & respite. To have space around us... driving across barren, mountainous, quarry like, landscapes and sand dunes dotted with ghaff trees and low scrub. Seeing groups of camels hanging about in the sand dunes... munching away, not bothered by anything.. a slower pace... Our eyes and senses can rest and we can take in a 360 degree view and vast horizon line... something I miss living in built up Dubai. It doesn't take long to leave the high rises and manicured street scapes of Dubai... a quick exit behind our place takes us directly on the route out to the desert at our back door.. and across the the ... read more

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah March 17th 2013

With a 2 hour drive we can leave the glitz of Dubai and be transported through a changing desert landscape to arrive at the spectacular area of Al Aqah Beach on the East Coast of the UAE. We drove through the shifting and changing sand dunes, from low dunes, pale yellow, to more dramatic deep orange & higher dunes, then just as suddenly we were surrounded by flat scrubby rocky desert . Suddenly again it changes as we drive through the rocky mountainous moon scape, soaring up out of the flat desert scrubby landscape . Quarries, cement factories, convoys of heavy laden trucks, potted roads and road works abound in this mountainous part of the desert. We pass through the small towns of Al Dhaid, Masafi then through to Dibba and down the coast road to ... read more
Miramar night pool
Traditional doorway UAE

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah September 10th 2012

This morning I met Matt, a doctor of geology (or, "Rock Doc" if you will) before heading out to my favorite road cut in Khor Fakkan. I was looking forward to this because I love site visits, and rocks, and I was looking forward to learning about geology in general from a former geology professor. I hadn't been this heavily involved in Geology since college and I miss it. It is starting to come back to me, but it will definitely take lots of practice and research. fortunately, dork that I am, I enjoy reading about geology. We actually missed our freeway exit and since this is the UAE, there was no place to easily turn around so by the time we found the next exit we decided to take the scenic route - back roads. ... read more
inside Al Meshwar restaurant
a rare photo of ME
typical Emirati homes

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah July 20th 2012

Miramar, Al Aqah... it just rolls off the tongue, especially with an Arabic accent! This gorgeous beach resort is surrounded by the desert rocky landscape of the Hajar Mountains on the east coast of the UAE. It takes a 2 hour drive from Dubai, across the scrubby desert landscape to be swept down off the rocky scraggly mountains on to the east coast road which hugs the edge of the Indian Ocean. Miramar, Al Aqah beach resort is a short drive down the coast from Dibba. We first came here back in early 2009, and so after a 3 year wait, I was very happy to be returning. It is a low rise resort referencing the traditional Arabic/Moroccan building style. Sand colored stone villas, carved and pointed arches, hanging lanterns, bougainvillea creeping over the wooden terraces.. ... read more
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Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah July 13th 2012

Recently we had a trip driving across the UAE desert to the East Coast, to the Fujairah region of Al Aqah. I always find it extremely interesting to see life outside of the metropolis of Dubai and to see the lay of the land and lifestyle in the more isolated regions of the inner desert across to the east coast. The contrast is extreme. Leaving the manicured palm lined streets of Downtown Dubai, past the sparkling glass towers lining Sheikh Zayed road, the desert routes lead you in to a very different landscape. Although the roads continue to be excellent dual highways, lined with streets lights all the way across the country, the views change to a different pace. Skyscrapers are replaced by sand dunes and low scrub, dotted with Ghaf trees. Small townships are scattered ... read more
making the most of opportunities
waiting for a ride
foot transport is often the only way

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Fujairah June 25th 2012

For the first time in weeks, I am posting from a different spot. Woot woot! Today was a lot of first for me. This is going to be fairly long (I think), so I will try to organize. You know me! Part 1 - Desert Dunes and Mountain Work Eric and I left the office a little after 8:30 this morning. He had managed to snag a fugro truck which I will provide a picture of tomorrow. Apparently, no one can buy a truck here unless they are a business or a native with a farm. Pretty cool! Very few souped up ghetto trucks or redneck vehicles here! I had noticed that before and also that all the work trucks tend to look alike, so this explained a lot. We stopped at a gas station too, ... read more
Giant Mosque Construction
RoadCut Inspection

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