Friday, January 29, 2010

Skywatch Friday- Jebel Hafeet Part 1

Jebel Hafeet is a mountain primarily in the United Arab Emirates on the outskirts of Al Ain. The mountain actually straddles part of the border with Oman. The mountain rises 1240 meters and offers an impressive view over the city. Jebel Hafeet was a well-known landmark throughout the area's history and is a contemporary tourist attraction. An extensive natural cave system winds through Jebel Hafeet.

At the foothills of Jebel Hafeet lies the Green Mubazzarah, a well developed tourist attraction. At the Green Mubazarrah, hot-water springs gush forth in little streams and form a lake. Swimming pools and jacuzzis are scattered all over the Green Mubazarrah. Jebel Hafeet is also home to a wide range of animals including bats, foxes, snakes, etc.
~~ excerpts from Wikipedia

These shots were taken this morning, with 12 degree celsius at the top of the mountain
clear blue sky over the rock formations-view from the emergency parking area

park at the top of the mountain
and
some parts of Al Ain City can be viewed from the top

Fog covering some of the Hajar mountain. It was actually a mixture of thin gray clouds and fog.

I thought Jebel Hafeet is the highest mountain here in UAE because it is well-known and most of the Emaratis claimed that it is the highest. I've learned from a friend of mine that Jabal Yibir is the UAE's highest named peak. I still need to know some information about it and I am looking forward to taking photos of the said mountain.

Entry post for Skywatch Friday hosted by Klaus with team members Sandy, Slyvia, Wren, Louise and Fishing Guy. Thank you Skywatch team.
Word of the day: jabal is the arabic word for mountain or hill. Salaam to all. Happy Skywatching!

14 comments:

  1. these are excellent excellent shots, makes me wanna go visit there, thanks for sharing

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  2. Thank you for showing magnificent scenery.
    It is grand Nature.

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  3. Ditto to Lindz' comment: brilliant shots Misalyn. I want to just pop over to you and visit, You are a wonderful ambassador for the country. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  4. lovely shots, so much of fog, earth n mountains... wow.. your hobby is taking you to higher levels of fotografy! very very impressive.

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  5. I love the rugged mountain peaks against the blue sky!

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  6. Marvelous captures as always, Misalyn! Love those blue skies and the rugged mountains! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Look forward to your posts and photos!

    Sylvia

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  7. Really great shots. I love all the pictures.

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  8. I really, really like the image with the fog.
    Joyce, IL, USA

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  9. Some magnificent views! No snow there like here!

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  10. These photographies are indeed very professional and a joy to see.
    Whenever I'll be able to "fly" it will be you, who gets informed first, asking to a picture.
    Wonderful.
    Please have a nice start into your all weekend.

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  11. nice and warm your part of the world, I would love to see 12 C (Yes we use F, but I am a scientist and know what they both mean). The view is very intense also!

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  12. Gorgeous photos, I love the views from the mountain. What I really like, since it is so foggy and gloomy here, is the sunshine and warm temperatures. 12 C does sound nice right now.

    Judy

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  13. wonderful series..such an excellent blog you have

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