It took us
half an hour to get to the peak of Mount Hafeet
, and we enjoyed every single
minute of the drive up the mountain. The gradually changing landscape and
climate was both remarkable and refreshing.
Visit Abu Dhabi’s website
: Rising 1,240 metres, Jebel Hafeet is the
emirate’s highest peak, and UAE’s second. This towering rocky height, which
stands guard over Al Ain and borders Oman, is forged out of craggy limestone
that has been weathered over millions of years. Significant fossil discoveries
have been made in the area, which are vital pieces in the jigsaw of the city’s
|reaching the summit of Mount Hafeet|
|which meant "empty mountain"|
|we're practically at the border with Oman|
|Brendan basking in the sunset|
| a 'must-not-miss' attraction in Al Ain|
|a mountain range that straddles Oman as well|
|we made our way|
|to the observation deck|
Over 500 ancient burial tombs dating back
5,000 years have been found in the Jebel Hafeet foothills.
We came here
not for the burial tombs, however. We came here minutes before dusk to witness
what will prove to be an enchanting sunset, and our second since coming to the
point onwards we will leave you with just photographs of the enchanting sunset
we witnessed here, high up in the peaks of Mount Hafeet… enjoy!
back to Malaysia departs tomorrow night, we sighed collectively in our hearts as we watched the sun go down.
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