Trip Start May 01, 2008
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Anyway, that plus the fact that I needed to look for a new job in order to keep psychological balance (that worked well as I applied to 15 interesting jobs in just a few hours), made the friday disapear.
I had been trying to organize a weekend out to the tip of the peninsula, on a dhow boat: dolphin spotting, snorkeling, and all sorts of great things to do... but that did not work out.
Instead, we gathered with a few couchsurfers for an outing to the Indian coast. I had already been to Khorfakkan, but I was ok to go back there with divers, and I actually had three excellent dives! Quite a lot of fish, beautiful coral, big big murays, a turtle, in a word: enchanting!
Before heading back to Dubai we drove south of Fujairah to Al Hail, village and further down the trail a fort. It was dominating a small oasis where dates were already beeing dried on the ground. The fort had been rebuilt with original materials, and the views over the mountains, in that dying day, were a serene beauty. We all wanted to stay there and wondere why we had not come here camping. A valley crossroad, an oasis, a bit of life, surrounded by dry, harsh, hot rocks. A place for humans to settle and take the moment in.
Back in Dubai and the same tranquility experience, this time in a brand new classy, artsy hotel where the immense terrace was all ours by the polo field. Strange.