The Good News
Some apartment towers that have been standing in ghostly silence in Fujairah are slowly getting connected to the electrical supply.
Like this tower (pictured), labeled Burj Amoon on its exterior but generally known to the residents as the Al Yasmin building.
It stands on the right side of Fujairah’s main street as you head towards the corniche and is located in the section after the Perfume Roundabout, just before the Sharjah Islamic Bank.
The building opened for business about three months ago boasting sizeable 3-4 bedroom apartments on the dozen floors. They appear spacious, with their high ceilings, solid sound-proof walls and views both sides (north and south) across the city and out to the Arabian Sea.
The Bad News
The Al Yasmin building filled up in a few weeks leaving many home hunters waiting for another tower to be switched on.
Villas are still hard to find (especially those with 3-4 bedrooms) and there are several diesel generators outside new blocks of flats, keeping the lights powered until the dwellings are hooked up to the electricity.
Hotels and apartments springing up in Fujairah City, FIF, 11 June 2010.
Hotel and apartment towers rising in Fujairah, FIF, 31 May 2010.
Rental property update in Fujairah, UAE, FIF, 5 October 2009.
Power shortage in Fujairah leaves sparks flying, FIF, 26 August 2009.
Fujairah homes and businesses without power, switch to generators, FIF, 16 June 2009.
Power and water in short supply for Fujairah’s new buildings, FIF, 4 June 2009.
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Image: “Labeled Burj Amoon on its exterior but generally known to the residents as the Al Yasmin building.”