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A Spooky Glimpse of the Past

A derelict and abandoned Arabian, pearl fishing village dating back to the 1800's. Believed to be... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Mia H
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Crumbling fisherman village soon to be gentrified

This village is a time capsule in a country were modernity has taken over. Some of the houses are... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

A derelict and abandoned Arabian, pearl fishing village dating back to the 1800's. Believed to be haunted by locals and visitors alike, many of whom have experienced strange and paranormal activity throughout the village. I didn't hang around long enough to find out and would...More

Thank Mia H
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A great job is being done here to dig out the old ruins. I can highly recommend a walk around this area. You can also walk a little bit further to a little harbour. I find the nature here so different from the rest of...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place to spend a few weekend hours. A sprawling old village that you can explore freely. It’s a time capsule from the past and truly fascinating. Very easy to find, just follow the signs for Al Hamra and turn right instead of...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We had a bit of trouble finding Al Jazeera Al Hamra, but once we got there we were glad we did. Wandering through this village was a step back in time - there were 4 of us and we ended up split up for about...More

1  Thank Parisleen
Reviewed February 25, 2018

This village is a time capsule in a country were modernity has taken over. Some of the houses are inhabited so it is not a complete ghost town, and we even found a small shop were we bought water. Workers have started to renovate the...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

A visit here gives an insight into the changing social demegraph of the area. Spent a half hour there as part of a guided tour of the area.

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Put on good shoes. Take your camera and water to your backbag and be prepared to have 2-4 hours walk. Ask taxi to take you to the Jazirat Al Hamra Fortress. Leave the taxi and walk around and go in to the ruined houses. Imagine...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We grabbed a cab and it only cost me 54 dirhams there and back to Marjan Island .. taxi driver was so informative and we saw a wide range of lifestyles from poor derelict to mansions a very big culture shock. Whether it is haunted...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This area is full of history you can feel it First visited 4 years ago and was able to drive and walk around where cars wouldn't fit The lanes are so narrow. These days the RAK Archaeological Society/Ministry are taking steps to preserve and also...More

1  Thank Ablett N
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The abandoned village is extremely beautiful, especially to those who appreciate historic buildings and early settlements. This was the early fishing village that existed in the UAE before the discovery of oil. The best way to experience this place would be to walk around or...More

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