Ras Al Khaimah --Up Hajar Mountains

November 14, 2010

Just when our tires are wearing off, I slightly got over my fear of driving offroad un-accompanied.The husband was so glad to test the 4x4 gear stick first time.

Without a proper map and just some readings from http://www.rakpedia.com/, we headed out to another UAE emirate - Ras Al Khaimah. There's currently the hype on Iceland Waterpark in the place but we're reserving the trip until we get buy-one-free-one vouchers next year (wishful, please The Entertainer?)

This is in Khatt by the foot of Hajar Mountains, 
surrounded by resorts because of its springs

Wondering how it is up there, we scaled Hajar mountains from Khatt. 
Of, what a sense/ feeling of peace up there!
The Gremlin exclaimed "Canyons" overlooking these seemingly waterless gorges

I thought if dogs are in the Philippines, it's goats for Ras Al Khaimah
The Gremlin was screaming in excitement as the car swayed on the rough terrain 
but he shrieked scared that we turn back when we first drove past here

At the foot of Khatt is lush vegetation, you would think you're in Tarlac

Then we got curious on the brown mountains. 
We followed the sign to Wadi Koob. 
We found these girls outside their gates at the opening to the wadi.

(Wadi (Arabic: واديwādī; also: Vadi) is the Arabic term traditionally referring to a valley. In some cases, it may refer to a dry riverbed that contains water only during times of heavy rain or simply an intermittent stream. ~wikipedia)
We thought we were driving alone when this 4X4 convoy were at our back. 
We signaled  them to go ahead for us to follow.
The tailing BMW was the least powerful, or maybe us? =)
Once in a while, there are plants. 
I kept wondering how they grow in these rocky places
We were too excited to climb that we left our Gremlin behind, and then he emerges, =)

And the Gremlin was more excited, he got me scared as he climbed the steep rock/s

From this distance, the rock mountains flashes brown color, 
but at an arms length, they are maroon.

So, afterall, the desert is not all sand, because in this part, it's all rocks =)

Forgive my photos though, I really wish to learn how to capture natural colors in the next trip (excuses, excuse the amateur =) )

Thanks for the visit :)

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  1. You drove in that road?! Astig! Hehehe. Hindi ko kaya yan.

    And the greens at the foot of Khatt is a welcome sight after all those rocks, right?

    Will head now to pinoyexpats and vote for you. I think I already did but I'll double check.


  2. You did a great job with the pictures. That one road picture looks scary so narrow. It must be so hard to drive on those rocks.

  3. I think that you got pretty snapshots there. :) I agree that the greenery there will be mistaken as taken at a province in the Philippines.


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