Thursday, May 17, 2007

Land of Sea Giants










On a good day (meaning the traffic)..it takes about 2 hours to reach Fujairah from Dubai. And also my driver with an attitude...must be in the right frame of mind...not to try another route. The last trip...it took 4 hours to reach...because the "smart alec" took the Kalba way rather than the normal Masafi way. This couple of months, I had made several trips to Fujairah to meet some clients. The entire place is so mind boggling! I am still in a cultural shock.
The Emirate of Fujairah is historically very old and it is evidenced that people had lived here before Christ . Anciently Fuajairah was known as the land of the sea giants ...
http://www.fujairahmunc.gov.ae/fujairah%20e/fujairah.htm

Yesterday, i was on the lonely journey again...as usual i was awed by the miles and miles of mountain ranges....suddenly i felt so small. Looking out of the window..I spotted some donkeys and camels.. looking for plastic cans i supposed. Far ahead, the visibility of the ranges was low dued to the afternoon heat.

In the city, the only tall building for now is the Fujairah Tower. Things are slowly picking up here...I heard there are many beautiful beaches around...by the way, anyone spotted me behind the wheel? lol (see pic)
A group of youngsters were having lunch at the KFC...for 22 dhm... eat all you want..perhaps till you drop dead!

"Hi! how do you guys survive here?"

" Can u get us out of here??" one guy from USA quipped, in half jest.

" You guys read the news about some genies who started a series of fires here lately?"


"It's in Dilba"

Land of sea giants? genies? i need a glass of ice water!
On a serious note...can somone tells me the origin of the tagline:
"Land of Sea Giants"
In any case, Fujairah is definitely a land of many magical possibilities...










33 Comments:

Blogger Cergie said...

The only think I notice on this post is that you have a DRIVER !
Three possibilities:

1)You are rich !
2)You are unable to drive a car by your own
3)Cat are not authorized to drive

3:49 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

dear cergie...i DO drive...but in UAE...better have a driver...a good one! if you get a crazy one...that will be a sad story...lol I'm not rich..it's paid by the stingy company! I think cats can be trained to drive...one day!we are so cool behind the wheels...lol

6:53 PM

 
Blogger San Nakji said...

I only know about three of the Emirates. It's interesting to hear about the others. I think the residents should enjoy the quiet while they can!

3:07 AM

 
Blogger Kanlaya said...

Oh..Love Fujairah, famouse of lovely beach and snokkling spots..suppose to be good diving as well (but never try yet) I noticed when it was so hot and hazy in Dubai, you can find blue sky and nice breeze in Fujairah, don't you think?

12:52 PM

 
Anonymous blackcatbaby said...

those r fuj guys? their hot! well a few of them. da 1 on da far left looks lyk a terrorist. but still, hot guys! i shd come down, anyone know these guyz? i want them!

4:21 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

hii! actually, i do know those guys. and believe me, they aren't that hot. i have to put up with them. the terrorist one is bash, then the one in the back is majid, then george, pascal, martin, some guy i don't know, and mo. haha, want their numbers?

4:26 PM

 
Anonymous shack said...

hey, im from fuj! and i know every single guy in this picture very well! LOL!

4:26 PM

 
Anonymous shack said...

oh, and, fuj is the SHIZNIT!

4:28 PM

 
Anonymous blackcatbaby said...

u guyz are soooooo luky! u kno them? im sooo jelous. yeah, i want there numbaz! plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz i liv in dubai i so hav to visit! i want the one in da middlez numba, tha 1 in da white shirt

4:29 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

hahahahaha that one's martin. and yaseen, fujairah is NOT the shiznit, don't overdo it, haha. martin's number is : 050 989 0959. you two have fun. you are a girl, right?

4:31 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tell u what, all these guys is cool except for the terrorist...u'd be doing fujairah a favour if u beat him up for no reason...you have my permission and blessing to do so

4:31 PM

 
Anonymous yaseen said...

no, trust me summer, fuj IS the shiznit

4:33 PM

 
Anonymous blackcatbaby said...

yes im a girl!! god im nt stupid. well thnku sooooo much ! u guyz r soo luky that u lyk liv wit these guyz! there rlly good lookin. iz martin signle? and if nt, the others? iz he a gud kisser? cuz summerrr if u know his numba by haert u probly hav kissd him ryt?

4:37 PM

 
Anonymous Cue-Qumber said...

fujairah IS cool...u can leave if u dont like it here, and do us all a favour; take bash with u

blackcatbaby: with martin ur in for the "ride of ur life" (if u know what i mean hehe)

4:39 PM

 
Anonymous yaseen said...

and blackcat, come, u wont regret it, trust me

4:39 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

wtf? how do you know i know his number by heart? it's an easy number to remember, sweetheart, don't quit your day job. and, by the way, that is like, a really wierd question to ask. on that i won't dignify with an answer. whoa, i sound like 30 lol

4:40 PM

 
Anonymous cue-qumber said...

hahahahah blackcatbaby is from fujairah...and yes fo sho martin has kissed her, grinded her and left her stranded...i love u mang!

4:40 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

haha, cue cumber or whatever, lucky for you, bash is already gone. and okay okay, yaseen, you win, fujairah is the shiznit. happy?

4:43 PM

 
Anonymous blackcatbaby said...

im nt fm fuj. and i dnt think iv met martin b4.

4:44 PM

 
Anonymous yaseen said...

its not a matter of me bein happy, its a fact

4:45 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

whoa. cue qumber can be harsh. although that's pretty true for martin lol. so cue qumber, you're from fujairah too? and so you know blackcatbaby? who is she?

4:47 PM

 
Anonymous yaseen said...

well, when u meet him, ur not gonna want to meet any other guy in ur life, hell be all u need for the rest of ur life, lol

4:47 PM

 
Anonymous Cue-Qumber said...

read the comment again "u can leave if u dont like it here" bash leaving is complimentary...c'mon blackcat, more comments from u!!!

i know i might sound odd, but im just speaking my mind...yes im from fujairah and proud to be...i dunno blckcat, but she cooler than u, thats fo sho

4:50 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

haha, yaseen, we all know you and martin luuuurve eachother, but no need to rub it in, haha. wow. blackcat seems to have gone lol

4:51 PM

 
Anonymous blackcatbaby said...

u guyz r all asholes, i dnt kno wat ur problim is, im nt frm fujarah and i dnt wnt 2 b!!

4:54 PM

 
Anonymous cue-Qumber said...

LOL we sorry, its just our fujairah mentality...now im startin to feel like blackcat is actually summer. truth hurt don it? "one night wonder" lol

4:55 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

hey, okay, i know i said fujairah wasn't that great before, but actually it's cool. and i actually don't think you're from dubai or whatever anymore, cause if you were, you wouldn't be asking for martin's number. and yeah, fujairah's great, sorry, yaseen and cue qumber are right, so if you hate it so much then stop saying you want fujairah..ians numbers.

4:56 PM

 
Anonymous yaseen said...

who u callin ass-holes, bitch? and u should be proud if people thought u were from fuj

4:59 PM

 
Anonymous cue-Qumber said...

look what u did now summer...u pished her off! lol, ur a bad representative of our city...and stop being so jealous, she can have martin's # is she wants, just make sure u stay outta the way

4:59 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

what, you think i'm blackcatbaby? erm, no. i already have martin's number lol, and we speak totally different. anyways, yeah, i'm not blackcat, i thought you knew her by the way you were talking about her.

5:00 PM

 
Anonymous summerrr said...

stay out of the way? um, sure, no problem ><

5:01 PM

 
Anonymous cue-Qumber said...

ye, thats right, u really got me there...u can thick & slow too at getting what people say, right?

i got stuff to do anyway...peace, love and marshmellows!!!

5:04 PM

 
Blogger black feline said...

gosh...i must have left the house for a long while...what a bloody mess! u guys had a party here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:28 PM

 

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