Took a day trip to Fujairah, passing Masafi Town, Dibba, Khor Fakkan and Fujairah City on the way and stopping at Wadi Shawka on the drive back. Time well spent for sure.
The Friday Market
On the way to Masafi town, coming from the Sharjah / Dubai side.
Note the sophisticated wind machine.
Pots and plants!
The Wise Men
Discussing topics of importance.
Graffiti - Masafi Style
Spotted on the road from Masafi to Dibba
A small town outside Masafi.
The National Day weekend meant the UAE flag was a common sight.
On the Shores
The Dibba beach.
Is a common activity in the Eastern Region. Tent designs vary.
There's a few beautiful spots on the coast.
Al Badiyah Mosque
Said to be from the 15h century, a few km north of Fujairah City.
One of the two watch towers overlooking the mosque.
Looking inland from the tower.
Since neither the mosque or the tower used wood, radiocarbon dating was not an option, but in the late 1990s researchers concluded it was more than 500 years old.
Photos can be deceiving. It was the National Day weekend after all, so the ocassional bus load of tourists arrived.
Again the exact time it was built isn't clear, but probably ranges between the 16th and 18th century.
The fort only opened to the public in 2010.
The fort is a on small hill and you can walk up one of the watch towers to get this view.
Not made for modern sized humans.
Surrounding the fort are remains of a few old mudbrick houses.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
The second largest mosque in the UAE, after its cousin in Abu Dhabi named after the same person.
65 domes and six minarets, each between 80 and 100 metres tall.
Cleaning of the largest dome was in progress.
The mosque opened in 2015.
It can accommodate 28,000 people.
With very little water this time of the year.
Just off the E84 from Fujairah to Sharjah.
Typical vegetation in the Hajar mountains
In the rainy season, this area will be flowded
This area is full of water when it rains - right now, you can use it as a Cricket field.
The beauitful mountain ranges of the UAE.
Worth a Visit
Especially during sunset.