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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ABC Wednesday: S is for ...

Hatta Dam, United Arab Emirates, December 2008


Hatta is about 115 km (71 mi) east of Dubai City close to Oman in the Hajar Mountains. Easy to reach by public bus and then about 2 km to walk to the dam. Our place for two nights.

We slept there in our tent. Wonderful. And we had some great walks around. On our video (at 4:20 minutes) (in German) you may watch a bit from this place.

And no, no water, no swimming.

This is my ABC Wednesday, S is for Swimming and for Sign, Sand and Stone.

Linked to Signs, Signs

20 comments:

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Is there ever water there?

hocam said...

Obviously a statement of fact rather than a command!

Kay L. Davies said...

Too funny, a "no swimming" sign in a place with no water. Easy to obey the sign, though.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Christina Klas said...

Wow. What a unique little vacation getaway! ;) Looks warm!!

Francisca said...

Well, I guess no one is going to get arrested for breaking the rules here! Super collection of S words, Carola! And what an awesome location to camp!

Roger Owen Green said...

Probably lousy swimming anyway!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Randy said...

Interesting camping spot.

Shooting Parrots said...

I love the photo of the tent. It looks pretty desolate!

RedPat said...

None of the comforts of home!

Postcardy said...

I like your picture of your campsite, but I would prefer some place with trees and water.

VioletSky said...

what a disappointment - after a 2km walk, I'd be ready for a nice swim!

Lesley said...

Yes, it looks desolate. Who would tell, if you were tempted. Maybe that's why there was no temptation!

Wren said...

Your tent looks all alone in the dessert, and yet I'd expect a dam to be in a busy place. Maybe that's why I'm not a dam builder!

I'm curious about the bird motif in the sign. Is that a symbol of the UAE?

Kim, USA said...

No water?? Hmmm cool sign! ^_^

Signs

J Bar said...

Interesting location for it.

Clytie said...

No swimming? How about a dust bath??? Cool sign!!!

EG Wow said...

OK, I promise I won't swim there. :}

Genie said...

That RED “No Swimming” sign surely gets the message across loud and clear. Great sign and a nice capture.

Carola said...

Thanks for all your comments, sorry for my late answer.
There can be water. The sand looks different where water was. But I have no idea how often this happens and for how long the water stays. But it is a DAM.
It was a very special place to tent. Isolated (but a shop to buy water in half an hour walking distance), quite, great atmosphere in this surrounding.