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.
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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
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!