Drive to Kalba

Sometime in December we went on a long drive to Kalba. The original plan was to do a picnic on Kalba creek or near the mangroves. But because of a late start the picnic turned out to be just a drive with a short halt near the creek and for snacks in between.

Kalba is part of Sharjah, north of Oman and south of Fujairah. The drive from Dubai should ideally take about two hours. But we had to endure traffic snarl ups because it was December 2- the UAE national day and so the drive took us almost three to four hours one way. On national day UAE residents show patriotic fervor by decorating their cars with posters, balloons, ribbons and teddy bears. There are car parades and best car awards. We also captured some of the crazy car décor enroute.


Road to Kalba with the Hajar Mountains in the backdrop

Yummy colours of the fruit market in Fujairah

Blue waters of Kalba


Boats aplenty

Fresh catch

This is a small cafe in this complex in front of the Breeze Motel on Kalba creek

I just loved the two blues merging into each other-- the blue from the sky and the blue from the ocean

car decor


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sscribbles
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 07:09:10

    Its a lovely read for people who have cliched notions about middle east. Keep up the good work.


  2. middleeastmasala
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 11:38:08

    Thanks sscribbles for your words of encouragement


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