AL HAMRA (قرية الحمراء)

Just a few kilometers away from our service point and truck storage garage lies the abandoned village of Al Hamra. With roots in the 16th century, it is one of the UAE’s oldest and best-preserved coastal villages. Its people mainly subsisted on fishing and pearling until they picked up and left in 1968. We wandered around the crumbled walls and ruins of coral-block houses. Beside the entrance gate, the old village mosque, with its squat, curvy minaret, was restored.

We had our dinner in Marina Club (Fish fingers sandwich 31 AED, Roastbeef sandwich 32 AED, BBQ Chicken wrap 31 AED, Magners Cider 24,50 AED). On the way out, we did stock our fridge in Premium Cellars – San Miguel Light (24 pcs / 0,33 l / 85 AED), Emperador Gold (1 l / 49 AED), Tanduay Rum (1 l / 15 AED), Captain Morgan (1 l / 50 AED), Bacardi Carta Negra (1 l / 57 AED), Bacardi Gold (1 l / 59 AED), Jameson (1 l / 80 AED), Jack Daniels (1 l / 90 AED).

Parking location – Al Hamra: 28.708137N 55.797170E (🚻)