Friday, March 5, 2010

Al Ain-Buraimi Border



There are 3 borders in the Eastern Region of  Abu Dhabi (Al Ain City of UAE) going to Buraimi (of Oman); the Al Hili Border, Khatam Al Shukla Border and Al Madheef Border.

For the past decades, the residents of both countries enjoyed an open border and free movement between cities until September 16, 2006, the UAE government required every individual to clear immigrations both for entering and leaving UAE due to security threats and massive influx of tourists leaving the UAE while waiting for the re-entry visit visa.

On the right side of the 1st photo you can see the fences that forms the border between the two countries.  Second and third photos are the closer shots of the fences. These shots were taken few meters away from the Al Hili Border immigration post last Monday, March 1, 2010 on our way to Dubai. We had a gloomy and partly cloudy sky. 

By the way, Al Madheef Border is an exclusive exit and entry point for the GCC Nationals, Emaratis and school busses to ferry students to Al Ain schools while the Al Hili border is for expat residents and other nationalities.
Am linking this post to Skywatch Friday hosted by Klaus with team members Sylvia, Louise, Sandy, Wren and Fishing Guy. Thank you Skywatch Team.

Word of the day: bilaad or bilad is the arabic word for country. Salaam to all! Happy sky watching!

16 comments:

  1. Great post for the day as always, Misalyn! So nice to see your blue skies! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. I love how clear they are and the lighting is wonderful.

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  3. Looks hot and dry - you conveyed the feeling well.

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  4. Beautiful shots as always.
    Have a great weekend

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  5. wonderful shots!


    Salamat & Aloha, my Friend


    Comfort Spiral

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  6. Wow... I often heard this scene being described by OFWs, finally you made me see it in pics... thanks for sharing ..

    Anything Davao

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  7. fence lang ang pagitan?? pwede ba akyatin ang fences na yan.. hehe

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  8. The skies are beautiful Misalyn, I really like your new header photo.

    It is a shame that security issues have made it difficult to travel between countries, even those on our borders.

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  9. Beautiful skies, Misalyn! It looks very warm there, it is a shame that the fence is needed.

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  10. Beautiful sky and lighting. Interesting info about the border fences, sad that they are necessary now.

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  11. Fence that demarcates the boundaries and attempt to divide the land; changes that comes with progress or insecurity? Beatiful captures here. Have a good week end. Thought I missed visiting you through SWF meme.

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  13. My first comment disappeared. I said I loved your photos, and it gives me a feeling of being far, far away. I like it...Smiles.

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  14. the place looks deserted, parang ikaw lang ang nag stopover para mag picture. ^0^

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