Local Tourism

I have been in the UAE for nearly four months and have managed to avoid sunburn, until this weekend. It has been an beautiful December weekend. I joined the local tourism group, Al Ain Weekends, for two adventures. On Friday we when hiking just across the border in Oman and on Saturday we explored Al Jimi oasis and a nearby souk that has just been restored and reopened, Al Qattara.

Hiking in Oman


Lovely painted hills.

The start of the hike.

The start of the hike.


Hiking along the ridge line.

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Al Jimi oasis


Privately owned fort in Al Jimi oasis


Ghaf tree, I was told they are trying to make this the national tree of the UAE.


Palm trees reflected in the bottom of a well.


Al Jimi fort.

Al Jimi fort.


A homestead in the oasis, this young man is a descendent of the family that used to live here. Many of the women were there as well this evening, having some tea outdoors.


Sitting at the top of the homestead.



In the souk, Al Qattara


Swings at the souk made from palm trees.



Al Qattara fort and now an Arts center.




About Andrea

I am teacher and traveler blogging my experiences living as an expat from the USA. From 2007-2012 I lived and worked in Oregon, USA. From 2012 (when I started blogging) to 2014, I lived and worked in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. In August 2014 I begin living and working in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
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1 Response to Local Tourism

  1. Mom says:

    Cute pics of you having a great time!

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