The family beach in Dibba, Fujairah, is a popular getaway.
Families pitch tents and park their cars in the shadows of the mountain peaks and spend the day at the shores of the beach.
The interactive team at The National has developed a series of ‘visual essays’ capturing life in the Emirates.
One put together by Galen Clarke is on Dibba, Fujairah and it is entitled, ‘A Day at Dibba Beach: Relaxing by the Indian Ocean’.
The visual essay is presented by way of sound, words, video and photos but it seeks to be a total experience that engages most of the senses.
These visual experiences are called, ‘Istabsir, which is an Arabic word calling readers to, “attentively reflect and contemplate with respectful consideration.”
Follow this link to arrive at a good starting point for the Dibba Istabsir.
The link at the bottom of the article will take you to the index of visual essays created by The National. If you run your cursor along these images you will come to the one on Dibba unless you get distracted by another from this amazing visual feast.
Did we hear a rumour that the Istabsir series was finishing, ‘preferring to go out on a high note’? What a pity! Some of us have only just discovered Istabsir and we are hoping the series might continue. It represents innovation at its best from The National.
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Image: ‘A mother with her son on the family beach just south of Dibba.” (Photo courtesy of Galen Clarke and The National)