Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days in Fujairah

Lazy Days
I wonder if Nat King Cole sang the 1960s hit song, ‘Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer’ for days like this in Fujairah.

Lazy in Fujairah? Last week I asked one of the Fujairah Municipality heads about the progress of one of his projects and he replied, “You know what it’s like in Fujairah—
Shway! Shway! (Slowly! Slowly!) That may be par for the course in some departments and companies but it is not always the way across the board.

Hazy Days
It has been very hazy in the Fujairah skies this week. The Hajar Mountains can only be seen faintly and the city skyscrapers look as if they are in clouds of smoke.

Morning temperatures have been in the early 30s but the humidity that has climbed to 75+% has made it feel like the temperatures are in the early 40s. The afternoon temps have been rising to the late 30s this week but the humidity drops each day to about 45%.

Crazy Days
After the sluggishness of Ramadan many Fujairah businesses and Colleges are cranking up the pace. Hotels and tourist operators are planning for the cooler months and looking forward to a bumper crop of tourists visiting the UAE’s East Coast.

Sometimes the Fujairah seas get hot and filled with stinging jelly fish. At the moment the temperature of the sea is perfect, swimming in the salt water is most refreshing and the jelly fish don’t seem to be around.

It just might be lazy, hazy crazy days but it is a good time to be visiting Fujairah.

Take a Look!
Here are some pictures of Fujairah today in this album.

Geoff Pound

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