A view from the top: Qatar

Qatar – a view from above.


Aug 1, 2013


See also:

A view from the top: Doha, Qatar | A view from the top: Doha, Qatar II | A view from the top: Doha, Qatar III

A view from the top: sunrise in Qatar


Qatar on 40thousandkm.com

Tree of Life

“Tree of Life” (Arabic: Shajarat-al-Hayat) – a 400-year-old ghaf tree, almost 10m high (and with roots believed to be 50m long), growing in the middle of a desert in Bahrain, near (2 km) Jebel Dukhan (Mountain of Smoke, 134m), the country’s highest point.

Ghaf treeprosopis cineraria – is a flowering evergreen (despite desert environment) tree in the Fabaceae family, native to parts of Western Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.


Aug 3, 2013


∇ Location: view on Google Maps (off the Musakar Highway, between Riffa and Awali, near Jebel Dukhan)

⛭ Weather in Bahrain


See also:

Bahrain: a country of all but 100 islandsBahrain at night | Painted houses | Amwaj Islands: on the beachTwilight on the causeway


Bahrain on 40thousandkm.com

Ghaf trees

Ghaf treeprosopis cineraria – is a flowering evergreen (despite desert environment) tree in the Fabaceae family, native to parts of Western Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Ghaf tree is the national tree of the United Arab Emirates (since 2008), the state tree (known as Khejri) of Rajasthan and as Jammi in Telangana in India. In Bahrain a 400-year-old “Tree of Life” is growing in the middle of a desert.

In UAE ghaf trees are playing an important role: to counteract desertification, in   improving soil fertility, as fuel source, shelter (bird nests, shelter for insect, wood as construction material), medicine and food (seeds, leaves, seedpods, honey) for humans and animals.

Death will not visit a man, even at the time of a famine, if he has a Ghaf, a goat and a camel, since the three together will sustain a man even under the most trying conditions. ∼ Unknown

In the photos: ghaf trees in Ras al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates. After the rainfall (or at the farms with irrigation system) the ghaf forest area turns incredibly green.





Aug 21, 2020


Ξ Ghaf tree at Connect With Nature UAE webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


See also:

Tree of Life


UAE on 40thousandkm.com | UAE: RAK on 40thousandkm.com

Camels

Camels in Ras al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates.


August 2020


∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


See also:

Camels


UAE on 40thousandkm.com | UAE: RAK on 40thousandkm.com

A perfect camouflage

Arabian sand gazelle (Gazella marica) in Ras al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates.


August 2020


∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


UAE on 40thousandkm.com | UAE: RAK on 40thousandkm.com