Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Fujairah: Dreams Do Come to Pass!

In one of the first in the series of postings, ‘Fujairah, I’d Like to See That’, I said that I would like to see some good park benches along the corniche, like they have in Kalba.

Just this week twenty new park benches were placed in the revamped playground area overlooking the Fujairah shoreline!

You may also have spotted the park bench in a recent (4 November 2007) blog posting of a couple from Dubai (that’s one of the visitors in the photo displayed).

The comments of these tourists include this one: “The Kalba Corniche was much more manicured [than the Fujairah corniche].” The same statements are made by Fujairah residents who wonder why less money is spent in their emirate on grass, trees, quality park furniture, playground equipment, fences and street lights.

Still, the dream of some park benches along the Fujairah corniche has been fulfilled.

Keep dreaming!

Geoff Pound

Image: New park bench with a Dubai tourist putting it to good use. These are two-seater benches—smaller than the Kalba variety.

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