Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fujairah Rocks!

What comes into your mind when you hear the word ‘Fujairah’?

Bull butting?
Oldest mosque?
Wadi Wuruyah?
Friday Market?
Traditional boats?
Oil industry?
Heritage Sites?
Sun and scenery?
Tourist Souk?
Gulf Flower Bakery?

Fujairah rocks in all these ways and more.

Hard Rocks
People are increasingly thinking of rocks of the hard variety when they hear the word ‘Fujairah’.

The Fujairah Bulk Shipping LLC is responsible for much of the quarrying of rocks in the emirate.

Land Reclamation
Their first video looks at a huge operation in getting rocks from the Hajar Mountains that are being used to fill the largest cavity in the UAE—soon to be used for the ever-expanding oil business north of the Fujairah Port.

Rock Export
This second video (below) focuses on the process of blasting, crushing, grading, stockpiling and exporting gabbro aggregate for Qatar, Bahrain and other neighbouring countries in the Gulf.

One gets some sensational views of the Fujairah Bulk Marine Terminal on the ‘Banana Island’ out from the Fujairah corniche.

The video tracks the growth of the Fujairah Bulk Shipping LLC from its establishment in 2006 to its 600+ work force in 2010.

This is a promotional movie but it gives insights into a major industry in Fujairah and offers views of areas where for reasons of safety the public would not be allowed to venture.

Geoff Pound

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Image: A barge setting out from the Banana with a load of gabbro aggregate.

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