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 #220: One Subject, Three Ways

Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. ∼ David Alan Harvey

One subject, three ways… “Working a shot” in some beautiful places of United Arab Emirates. Posted for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Subject Three Ways – by Patti of P.A. Moed.





See also:

Dandelions | Burj Khalifa – monochrome | Burj Khalifa in black and white | Al Badayer dunes | EXPO monochrome: 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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Landing in the mist

Misty night landing in Sharjah, UAE.


Sharjah, UAE

August 14, 2022


See also:

UAE From The Top (all posts) | Abu Dhabi From The Top (all posts) | Dubai From The Top (all posts) | Sharjah From The Top (all posts)


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Al Dhaid and around

Al Dhaid town in Sharjah Emirate (UAE), an oasis with fort, mosques, date palm plantations, fruit farms and camel race track.


March 27, 2022


Al Dhaid, Sharjah, UAE

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Sharjah


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