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Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 57, Saturday - RAK, Sharjah, and Fujairah

Road trip! Today Asma and I went for a drive. This requires another map:

Drawing by Asma :)

Can you match this one with the drawing? ;)
I will explain the loop momentarily, but let’s start from the beginning.

I should explain, by the way, that Ras Al Khaimah (typically abbreviated RAK) is more of a rural area. Hence the local goats:

We drove North a bit first and on our way we saw… camels!

This black one if for my mom (look, I found you one!)

Here is a bit more scenery as we drove to the mountains:

At one point the road crosses through a bit of Oman and then right back into the UAE. After that it was through the mountains:

And then Asma was feeling very tired because she is fasting, so I drove for a while. Now, I asked if there were any exits or signs that I should look for and she said no, just to stay on the main road. So I did. However, I’m not really sure what happened but when Asma woke up from her nap she didn’t know where we were (I didn’t either, but I was assuming that was obvious).

Somehow we had made a big loop. Anyways, we eventually figured out where we were and once we got back to the main city she took over driving again. We made it out to the water, actually the Indian Ocean, and ate lunch at the Rotana Hotel.

On the way back we stopped by the oldest mosque in the country:

Then it was back home. I believe that I have now driven through all seven of the Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Qaiwain,and Ras Al Khaimah.


  1. I love the camel! I particularly appreciate the choice of the basic black camel as the camel colored camels are far too common!

  2. do you drive on the right or left side of the
    road? Grandma