To find a place to eat dinner after our bull butting disappointment and short visit to the beach we consulted the guide book. We picked Al Meshwar mainly because the guide book said “a bizarre building that looks like a cross between a set from the Flintstones and a crusader castle.” Darned if they weren’t right! — Great food, we highly recommend.
Archive for March 2nd, 2009
Fujairah has several roundabouts with large public art. Above, the large coffee pot and cups, below a hand holding a perfume bottle (?).
Along the beach were some rather Flintstone style trees and matching trash cans.
This is Paul and our new friend Zeyah standing on the beach. Below you can see that the water was so still and the sky so hazy that it is nearly impossible to see where the horizon is.
I fully intended to dip my toes in the Gulf of Oman, but the overwhelming bad fish smell put me off. The sand here was actual sand, not broken shells. It was very dark sand and it made the water dark, too, which made it even more uninviting.
This is part of our trip to Fujairah. We had to negotiate several roundabouts (they love roundabouts here). We took the wrong road at one point and had to double back which is why you will see the mosque twice.
Watch carefully at the end of the video you will see a typical example of the dangerous driving that goes on here. In fact, this was the second time this had happened that day. A SUV pulls up behind us, flashes his lights. When we don’t get immediately out of his way, he pulls around us and continues to weave through traffic.