Posted By Veiled Muslimah on/at 1/26/2009 03:59:00 PM

We decided to visit Ras Al Khaimah yesterday in search for snow. We left Dubai around 3:30pm and it was a long drive all the way to Ras Al Khaimah. We planned to visit Al Jees mountain and see the much talked about snow but we turned back halfway up the mountain because by the time we reached the sun was setting and the road back was slippery and dangerous. So although we didn't reach the intended place and see snow I still had fun.

Sometimes living in Dubai makes you forget the other emirates and their beauty which are in the same Country. Dubai is such a contrast to all the other emirates but for some reason, while I was in Ras Al Khaimah I found it more peaceful. Although it didn't have Dubais [fake] glamour and glitz there was something about it which was touching. Small kids running around playing, Masajids after every corner, trees and mountains. It reminded me of old Dubai. People were more down to the earth in RAK, and you actually felt you were in a 'Muslim Arab' Country. I liked the little boards on the way to make dua, do adhkar and I really liked this particular one on a signal which reminded people to to do istighfaar while you are waiting for the signal to open. :)

Dubai, on the other hand, makes you feel like you're in the West.

I didn't see a single Woman without Hijab, in fact, majority of the Women I saw were Niqaabis [Women who cover their faces] and I know for a fact that in Dubai wearing the Niqaab among Muslim Women is becoming less and less. I didn't feel so odd over there because I fit right in.

Anyway, although we didn't come across any snow, I took a few snaps of the mountains. :)





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10 comments:

Islam Blog said...

So nice masha'Allah.

I a certainly long to get away from the busy city life and 'retire' to some place like this.

Veiled Muslimah said...

Same :) I think we all need a break sometimes.

Dubai Guy said...

First of all, great template choice. I like it :-)

Secondly, yes you are very much right. RAK is a very conservative emirate, although things have changed a lot during the last few years, but it still has that genuine feel. And the great thing is that it is a spacious city unlike the crowded Dubai or Sharjah.

أم ترافيس said...

Haha please be civil... seems the world is very uncivil these days... specially blogging world...

anyhoo... love the new template.. it is very chic!

and ohhhhhhhhhh how do I miss the Emirates. When I was first married, we sent our weekends travelling to the different Emirates... Fujairah was my fave... ma shaa Allah... I never saw snow though anywhere! WOOW.. seriously?

أم ترافيس said...

well - I guess "specially" is incorrect now, isnt it? I should say "even" in blogging world... my bad

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Veiled Muslimah said...

DG: Thanks! I hope I stay satisfied with this one.

Yep, it definitely has that genuine feel alhamdulilah. I really liked it, very homely. I think most emirates are conservative except for Dubai and I guess when you live in one place for too long you get used to it and forget about the rest. So when you see them again, its a shocker - especially the huge contrast between the cities.

Umm Travis: I haven't heard from you in a long time, how have you been? :)

lol, I used to get crazy comments on my blog, so it was best to warn people before hand oh and Yeah I've seen it get pretty crazy in the blogosphere. :@

Snow is not common here, its only snowed the second time in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah and thats why everyone was so excited/shocked. :P Fujairah is fun too!

lol @ your second comment. But its true... our normal world is pretty much become uncivil as well sadly.

Hajar said...

The pics are breath-taking. I like your new layout.

أم ترافيس said...

Humdullah I am fine, thnx fer asking.. thanks also for stopping by my blog!

Much love xx

Veiled Muslimah said...

Hajar: Thank - You :) I do too.

Umm Travis: No problem. :)

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