Saturday, March 1, 2014

Al rams - ras al khaima

This is from my recent visit with couple of friends to a fishing harbour in ras al khaima - UAE.

This place is an old village but holds the heritage and business as well as culture of the old arabian village. This place has a history. Which is almost on it faded pages of history. May be for few more years you can see this place as it is from the 100s of years back. May be this place will be restored and kept as a moment from the past. Or may be some corporate may put a beach resort in this beautiful old place.

From wiki pedia :

Ras al-Khaimah (alternatively Ra'sal-Khaymah or Ras el-Kheima; Arabic: رأس الخيمة‎ Rā's al Ḫaima) is one of the Persian Gulf Arab sheikhdoms forming the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its name means "Top of the Tent". The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE, bordering Oman's exclave of Musandam. It covers an area of 1,684 square km. The capital city and home of most residents is also called Ras Al Khaimah. The emirate had a population of 210,063 at the 2005 Census, of which 41.82 percent or 87,848 were Emirati citizens. Latest estimates put the total population at between 250,000 and 300,000. Locals accounted for 97,529 in the population estimate for 2010.[1] The city has two main sections, Old Ras Al Khaimah and Nakheel, on either side of a creek. It is served by the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. It consists of a northern part (where the city of Ras al-Khaimah is situated), and a large exclave in the south (near Hatta), and a few small islands in the Persian Gulf.

We had to start a liitle early to reach there, so that we can cover the beautiful rise and early cozy seens of the harbour. From Dubai to Ras al Khaima its 1 hours travelling time. Straight high way. But due to the smog we arrived on the spot little late. But still sun was below the horizon. I clicked around 270 photos. And i would like to share few of them here. This is as it is not photoshoped or edited. I had made little adjustments to the brightness and contrast and saturation. But nothing else.

People who work here are manily from indian sub continent. Their bosses are the local people around ras al khaima. Here people are getting ready for the job.

Already one team is set for sail. 

All the boats were parked in a raw. their reflection in the water made an amazing view.

Sun rays hitting the water. 

There were 100s of birds circling around this island 

I got a macro lense from my friend. Then i tried to see the marine life.

home of unknown creatures

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