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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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3 days ago

Glimpses of the UAE
I’ve just posted a list of places that have free entry for senior citizens (60+). You can see it as the latest post on the website in my bio. Almost all of places are in the emirate of Sharjah (including central and eastern regions) because Sharjah is very good at that kind of thing. There are a couple of others too though. The concession is for UAE residents and you may be asked for EID. One carer/companion goes free too. Children are also usually free or low charge at these places too. Some of them require a green pass or pcr so look out for an * next to some places on the list. If you know of more places in any emirates including Dubai, please do let me know so I can add it in. If it’s not relaxant to you, maybe share it with someone who might find it useful. #uaeseniors #uaemuseums #sharjahmuseums #uaesaver #uaesaversmart ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Glimpses of the UAE
This weekend I wanted to do one of my favourite drives which is the drive to Jebel Yabir on the paved road, however, they’ve removed the road surface of the first half of the road and it’s roadworks all the way and you can’t get right through. So instead I went back and took the off-road route. This whole route from the E87 is good if you love rock formations like me. To get there, turn off around (25.5294665, 56.1184684) on the E87. Coming from the E611, after you pass Tawyeen town, further along you’ll see a small blue signboard for something Crushers on your right and ahead you’ll see a mast on the left. You go over a bridge, slow down so you don’t miss the exit that takes you under the bridge. Once you’ve joined the road after the bridge, be careful as the road is very damaged at points along the way and you might have vehicles coming on the wrong side of the road. You can just put Taween DH track in google maps at this point and you’ll turn off to the right. (25.5537340, 56.1040322) This time we followed the diversion signs to Jebel Mibreh (aka Jebel Yibir) which comes out at Ain Al Sheria parking and the road up towards Jebel Yibir but that was in a pretty bad state. We came back a different route. You can do a loop round by the DH track or you could also go via Ain Al Meleih which is a nice road too. Photos 7-9 are from that road that I took on a previous trip. All are off-road and you’ll lose signal at some point so you might want to plan your route out. Make sure you take all the usual precautions and have plenty water with you in case. When you come out, if you want to continue on to Dibba, make sure you get back on to the road under the bridge or you’ll go a long way to make a u-turn. I always use this road going to Jebel Yibir as it’s more interesting if you like mountains even though it’s longer. The last photo is from that road. You can see more on my post on my website called Rock Formations round Tawyeen. The drive down the other direction from the turn off at the bridge is nice too but we’ll save that for another day!!#fujairah #fujairahoffroad #uaeoffroad #uaeoffroaders #taween #tawyeen #uaelongdrive #uaedrive ... See MoreSee Less
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