Fujairah Roundabout Art

September 26, 2012

Posted by Kanga.

The streets of Fujairah are a web connecting many a roundabout. Several of the roundabouts have art depicting traditional symbols.

statue of a hand holding a perfume bottle

The Perfume Roundabout may be the oldest current roundabout structure. It was recently refurbished. It has a water feature (not running at the time of picture). Water flows from the bottle.

statue of an incense burner

Another of the older art is the Incense Burner.

statue of an Arabic coffee pot surrounded by cups

The Arabic Coffee Pot also has a water feature. Water pours out filling the same cup to overflowing.

two fish statues

The fish of the Fish Roundabout spit water. All the water features happened to be turned off on the day we spent taking pictures. The building in the background is a new mammoth beachside hotel currently under construction.

statue of a bird of prey

Iconic and a bit scary is the Falcon Roundabout. It provides a bit of shade and a good photo op.

roundabout with only grass and a flock of pigeons

Not all of the roundabouts have art. This one is always populated by a flock of pigeons in the afternoon, so it is the Pigeon Roundabout.

sword sculpture

Two new sculptures have been installed since we moved to Fujairah. This is the Sword Roundabout symbolizing the sword handling competitions.

abstract boat sculpture

Newest is this Boat Roundabout. We’ve seen it both lit up blue at night and a water feature that forms the sail. (The building on the left is our apartment building.)

boat sculpture lit in blue lights

Last, and maybe least, is what we like to call the Surveillance Roundabout. In the center of this roundabout is a surveillance camera pointed down a road that borders the palace.

surveillance camera on a tall pole in the center of a roundabout


One comment

  1. the bird one IS scary! and art in a round a bout would make it more interesting!

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