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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LAPC #218: Over The Hill

And he said, it’s up to each person to change their mountain into a hill.
∼ Anthony T Hincks

Over the hill and far away… Sandy hills and mountains in the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwaim. Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Over The Hill – by Donna of Wind Kisses.

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One World Sunday: Curve

Winding roads in UAE (Liwa Oasis in The Empty Quarter), in Saudi Arabia (TaifAl Hada-Mecca road) and in Iceland (Eastern Region).

Posted for: One Word Sunday Challenge: Curve – by Debbie from Travel With Intent.

Liwa, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al Hada, Saudi Arabia
Black desert, Eastern Region, Iceland

See also:

Desert road | Black desert and a white chair

Iceland on 40thousandkm.com | Saudi Arabia on 40thousandkm.com | UAE on 40thousandkm.com

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved

The best posts of 2021

That is the gallery of the best posts of 2021: the winners of each month and finally the top post of 2021 (based on number of likes)! Thank you for all the likes, comments and follows!

January 2021

Dunes walk (click to see the full post)

February 2021

Clouds and sand (click to see the full post)

March 2021

Dubai Marina (click to see the full post)

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Life in Color: Red III

In red at night: Poland (first gallery – photos taken before 2020) and UAE (second gallery). Posted for Life in Colour: Red – by Jude from Travel Words.

Poland on 40thousandkm.com | UAE on 40thousandkm.com

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved