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February 2020 (5)


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Al Jazirah Al Hamra

A fort and abandoned (believed to be hounted) houses in Al Jazirah Al Hamra town – the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

A few facts:

  • 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.

Ξ Government of Ras Al Khaimah (Department of Antiquities and Museums) webpage

  • Some scenes of 6 Underground movie had been shot in Al Jazirah Al Hamra.




Al Jazirah Al Hamra – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE


February 6, 2021


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⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


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Hope Probe and “Martian” buildings

The landmarks of United Arab Emirates  have been lighted up in red as UAE’s Hope Probe – after 7 months and covering 493.5 million km – will reach Mars on February 9, 2021 after 7.30 PM (UTC+4). The Hope Probe mission objective is to capture and study the atmosphere of the Red Planet.

In the photographs: Manar Mall in Ras al Khaimah and in Dubai: Opus by Omniyat building (designed by Zaha Hadid) in Business Bay, Dubai Opera in Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR) towers.



February 2020


UAE landmarks light up in red for the Hope Probe mission to Mars


Impossible become possible – the UAE’s Hope Probe reaches Mars


Hope Probe – Impossible is nothing


See also:

Arabs to Mars


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