Jazirat Al Hamra, a small fishing vilage to the south of Ras Al Khaima is an abandoned settlement of tumbled walls, houses in ruins and narrow muddy roads.The town is said to be haunted by “djinns”. The Emirati supernatural thriller of 2013, “Djinn” flashes back to this fishing village.
Jazirat Al Hamra literally means “Red Island” and was once a flourishing pearling village.The village is said to have started its decline in the early 1930s as the pearl industry collapsed and inhabitants moved else where looking for livelihood. The last of the inhabitants are said to have left in 1968 after which the hamlet lay untouched, neglected and has now become derelict.
We decided to venture in and to see if we could spot some “djinns” or paranormal activities.
Here we enter,
We only see ruins ……
and more of them…
Still no sign of “djinns”, lets get closer.
Starting to get spookier?
Finally??, No that is the one with me, not dangerous if handled carefully !!!
The pearl merchant’s house. Restoration in progress to preserve the building.
As the sun came down, we decided not to push our luck further and decided to leave.
Made a quick stop at the Jazzirah beach to click a couple of shots before heading back home.
How to get there :
Take Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed (MBZ) Road towards Ras Al Khaima all the way till the end.
At the Emirates round about where the MBZ ends go towards left taking the second exit. This will take you twards the direction of Ice Land Water Park
After Ice Land water park proceed further looking for the Al Jazeera port directions. You will cross an old Adnoc petrol station after which you have to turn right and continue following the Jazeera port directions. Leave the road that turns to the port and proceed few meters ahead and you are at the periphery of the ghost town.
Confused? use google maps and you can get there in a breeze