Thursday Doors: 13/10/16

Dibba is a port town on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates. This large natural harbor on the east coast of the northern Emirates has been an important site of maritime trade and settlement since the pre-Islamic era. 

There is a border crossing to the Omani Governorate of Musandam , but it is for GCC residents only, non -GCC cross the border on the West coast. Interestingly Dibba is politically divided into three segments:

Dibba Al-Fujairah, ruled by the Emirate of Fujairah,

Dibba Al-Hisn, ruled by the Emirate of Sharjah,

Dibba Al-Baya, ruled by the Governorate of Musandam, Oman

One very hot day at the start of the summer, we drove over to Dibba for a bit of shell-collecting and research on this northernmost part of the UAE. I haven’t driven along the coastal border road before and found some very colourful doors in the old part of town.

At one of the Dibba beaches…

 

 

 

 

 

A hot walk home….

Worth the drive to find this beauty…

 

Joining into Thursday Doors, pop on over and see some other doors this week….

 

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14 comments on “Thursday Doors: 13/10/16

    • Thanks Norm, I was really pleased to find these. They are fairly traditional “older” Arab doors. I was told of a village in the mountains that has splendid traditional doors, so hopefully I’ll get there soon !

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  2. I love this post and all the pictures! I have noticed some beautiful doors in my travels, but never thought to take pictures. I like this idea – a collection of doors. You’ve got me inspired! Thank you!

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    • Thank you River, the Thursday doors challenge is open to all, just click on the TD link below the photos and it will take you over to Norm’s site. There is a blue button at the end of his post each Thursday where you can add a link too. I certainly see doors in a different way now, since joining this weekly challenge 🙂

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