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Glimpses of the UAE brings you hidden gems, golden oldies, old treasures, new treasures, a few foodie recommendations, quiet beaches, lively waterfronts, great camping spots, hiking trails, interesting museums, inspiring art spots and much more. In short, a guide to exploring and discovering the northern emirates of the UAE.

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An unplanned trip today and a stop off at Kurtosh on the Dubai-Fujairah Highway. One to note for trips to Fujairah or a detour on the way back from Shawka. I had a deer burger and saffron milk shake followed by Hungarian dessert Kartosh (which was huge!) with pistachio along with complimentary karak and gahwa (Arabic coffee) There’s lots of seating outside and it’s supposed to be lively in the evening. For daytime, there are two small indoor areas. You can also get a takeaway and sit in the nearby mountains or wadis. It’s also supposed to be a good spot for watching the sunrise and maybe sunset too. Take the exit for Esfai. It’s on the side heading west, parallel to the highway. ... See MoreSee Less
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