This picture was taken from the top of a high-rise apartment tower near the Fujairah waterfront.
I had my back to the Indian Ocean when taking this photo and was looking diagonally across Fujairah to the Hajar Mountains, which on this day were unfortunately shrouded in quarry dust.
The population of Fujairah is 130,000 and rising but it is noticeable how rural the city still is.
This picture looks across Al Nakheel (meaning date palm) Road to a date farm or two.
One usually goes down this road if you are travelling from Fujairah’s main street and commercial district to the corniche via the suburb of Faseel (Siji Apartments, Coffeepot Roundabout, Hilton Hotel etc.)
The compact nature of Fujairah, with date farms at your doorstep and the city sandwiched between mountains and sea, contribute to its charm and character.
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Dr Geoff Pound
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Image: Looking across Fujairah city.