Around the world in 182 days: UAE

Introducing the UAE’s rich culture and bright future. Pavilion of UAE at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE.


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Around the world in 182 days: Morocco

A kingdom of inspiration. Pavilion of Morocco at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE.


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Halloween: ‘haunted’ places of the UAE

Some – believed to be hounted – places in the  United Arab Emirates



At Al Madam Ghost Village – half-buried town with a mosque, abandoned (no reason known…) few years after it was built – in Sharjah Emirate, UAE. It might be not a long time until the houses are completely swallowed by sand.



A fort and abandoned (believed to be hounted) houses in Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town – the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, UAE. Al Jazirah Al Hamra (The Red Island) was originally a tidal island (hence the name). In the early 19th century there were around 200 inhabitants (most of them pearl fishers), in the second half of 20. century: 2500. At the beginning of 20th century it became the part of Ras Al Khaimah. In 1968 – as a result of a dispute – most of the people moved to Abu Dhabi (and hence abandoned village). Renovated Al Jazirah al Hamra Fort (and surrounding villas) hosts today the Heritage Village – a spot for art events and workshops.


Sunset at Al Madam Ghost Village, Sharjah, UAE

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One World Sunday: Steps

Steps in Ancient Theatre of Fourvière in Lyon (France), in Naples Underground (Italy) and in Wieliczka Salt Mine (Poland). Posted for: One Word Sunday Challenge: Steps – by Debbie from Travel With Intent.


Lyon, France
Naples, Italy
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

2015-2016


See also:

In Rhône-Alpes: Lyon in black and white | Napoli Sotterranea – Naples Underground


France on 40thousandkm.com | Italy on 40thousandkm.com | Poland on 40thousandkm.com

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