Al Ain

I knew how an Oasis looked. I knew because I had seen one in a Donald Duck comic when I was little. And, back then, I didn’t yet suspect the Disney corporation of wilfully distorting children’s minds. An oasis was a small pond of pure, immaculate water in the desert, surrounded by a small number […]
The United Arab Emirates have mountains, too—not merely sand-dunes. These are mostly in the north and the east—but there is one in Abu Dhabi Emirate too. One. That ‘one’, is Jebel Hafeet—the ’empty’ mountain—located on the border between Oman and the United Arab Emirates near Al Ain. Jebel Hafeet, with its 1 249 m.a.s.l, towers […]