From time to time I am doing a round up of blog postings about Fujairah, mainly to write about why people visit this eastern city and emirate of the United Arab Emirates.
Al Hajar Mountains
If a picture paints a thousand words this Dubai blog writer has chosen not to add anymore to this photo (attached) apart from the caption, 'Dubai to Fujairah'. (This is fitting as the site is a photo blog)
Approaching Masafi one drives through the Hajar Mountains (literally ‘Stone Mountains in Arabic جبال الحجر) where there are spectacular views only partially marred by ugly power pylons, quarry scars and quarry dust.
It is worth the trip out east just to enjoy the drive and scenery which is so unlike the terrain around Dubai.
Source: Dubai to Fujairah, Dubai Image-Images of Dubai, UAE, a fresh image every day (well not quite everyday), 8 July 2008.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Photo of the road cutting through the Hajar Mountains (courtesy of Dubai Image). Click to magnify the picture.
More in the ‘Why Visit Fujairah?’ series:
Good Cheap Carpets
Fort and Historic Places
Kayaking and Diving
Sun, Snorkeling and Scenery
Friday Market and Bartering