A cultural trip + a BBQ on the Beach!
Meeting time and point to be shared with the Whatsapp group.
For the third edition of our trip outside the city, we are going for a cultural trip to Fujairah: 1. Friday Market, 2. Al Hayl Castle, 3. Fujairah Museum, 4. Fujairah Fort, and last but not the least, our trip will not end of course without a BBQ in Snoopy Island!
Things to bring:
1. Everyone will bring their own food, drinks, and utensils; make sure you have enough for you and your guest, and a little to share.
2. Charcoal, wood, and grill.
3. Bring your own plastic bag for your trash. You will pick up your own trash and make sure to be responsible not to leave your rubbish behind.
4. Clothes – bring something to keep you warm if it will feel chilly in the night.
Camping is optional. If you wish to do so, please make sure you have your own camping gears.
Those who need a ride and who can share a ride, please send your details (the type of car and how many you can accommodate) – we can arrange these at least a week before the event. As a courtesy, those who need a ride will share the petrol expense with your driver, unless you have an arrangement. A WhatsApp group will be created a week before the event, to ensure that we have everything that we need.
Feel free to contact me for any questions. See you soon! x
Fun facts about the places that we are going to visit:
1. Friday Market – you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, carpets, and more.
The (Masafi) market is open every day, but nobody knows why it’s called ‘Friday Market’. Oral tradition records that decades ago three Emirati farmers would come to the mosque and after Friday prayers they would unload their trucks and sell the produce from their farms at the roadside stalls.
2. Al Hayl Castle
Al-Hayl Castle was once used as the headquarters for Fujairah's ruling family. Built approximately Protected content ago, it has played an important role in the area's defense, used as a base for surveillance and patrolling to guard Fujairah against attack.
3. Fujairah Museum
The Fujairah Museum has an excellent collection of artifacts dating from the early Bronze Age that were unearthed during archaeological digs at Qidfa and Bithnah.
4. Fujairah Fort
Built in Protected content , Fujairah Fort was badly damaged by a British attack in the early 20th century. Considered the oldest fort in the United Arab Emirates, it has served previously as both a defensive building and a home for the ruling family.
5. Snoopy Island
Named after the famous cartoon dog, Snoopy, this will be our bbq place!
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