The UAE is full to the brim with historical sights and there are more than you can imagine. Before all the skyscrapers and luxury cars like Ferrari’s and Lamborghini’s appeared life was simple in The Emirates. In today’s post I share 3 of the best historical sights to to visit to learn more about the UAE. Before we get into it, I just want to say that I just created a blog YouTube channel so make sure to subscribe here.
AL JAZIRAH AL HAMRA
Al Jazirah Al Hamra is the last authentic town in the nation. Built by three local tribes and ruled by the Al Zaab tribe in the 14th century, Al Jazirah Al Hamra was originally inhabited by around two hundred fishermen and pearl divers but in the 20th century its inhabitants grew more. It’s name translated into English it means “The Red Land”. Then something happened and all the inhabitants left, some say because of supernatural forces and others say they moved for a better life. Today, it is known as The Ghost Town. Furniture is still left behind, abandoned and it is literally empty. Rumour has it that it is haunted by the jinns and some people say they hear disembodied voices and strange noises near the beach of the village. The Emirati’s recite a plethora of scary stories that the jinns have encountered the village including tons of stories about people who have very sadly encountered them and then gradually over time became insane. They even keep their distance from this haunted village even in the daylight. Some visitors have witnessed paranormal things and have seen handprints on the ruined pillars and walls..
AL BADIYAH MOSQUE
Masjid Al Bidyah, translated into English as Al Bidyah mosque, is the oldest mosque in the nation located in the emirate of Fujairah. The date of construction of the mosque is uncertain because the mud and stone structure uses no wood and that’s why radiocarbon dating is not available. However, it is estimated to date back to the 15th century.
AL FAHIDI HISTORICAL NEIGHBOURHOOD
Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood ( also known as Al Bastakiya) is a crucial part in the heritage of the United Arab Emirates and now it is full of museums and galleries. The construction of Al Bastakiya dates back to the 1890s. The buildings here are made of coral, mud, gypsum and palm wood which were building materials at the time. The area is home to the Coffee Museum, Alserkal Cultural Foundation, Mawaheb Gallery, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, XVA Gallery, Arabian Tea House Cafe and Make Art Gallery.
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