Coming from Dubai and half way along Fujairah’s Friday Market there is a little road going off to the right that is worth taking.
On this dirt road there are some wonderful views of mountains and gorges.
There are no picnic places with seats and chairs but if you have a mat in the boot you can picnic in true Emirati style.
There are one or two trees for shade but at this time of the year the temperatures are very pleasant.
It has been an oasis for eons and with it being the highest point in the UAE, the Friday Market and Masafi generally enjoy the highest rainfall in the country.
This part of the Emirates has traditionally been a stopping place and a refueling area for motor vehicles and camel trains.
Stop your camel, set out your mat, peel the oranges and bananas you have just bought at the market, take a look at those ancient mountains and celebrate life!
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: One of the views behind the Friday Market. Click to enlarge.