The Fishermen Of Kalba
The Fishermen Of Kalba

The wide-winged birds wheel above the tightening nets, above the broken water threshed by the desperate splashing of thousands of fish being pulled out of the water inch by inch. The old Toyota Land Cruiser engines gun, the rusty wheels dig into...

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Finding Mantises
Finding Mantises

Of the many unusual sights and sounds to be found among Sharjah’s flora and fauna, the praying mantis is perhaps the most unexpected surprise. The species most commonly found here is small and green and yet it is undoubtedly a mantis, a species...

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Ship to Shore
Ship to Shore

Occasionally a storm or just some odd quirk of maritime incompetence will see a ship beached on Sharjah’s corniche. It happens every now and then, one minute you’re driving down Muntaza Street – the corniche – and all’s well with the world...

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Sharjah Sunsets
Sharjah Sunsets

This is the ‘Sharjah Corniche’, the popular beach running alongside Al Muntaza road. Families line up at the weekends and in the evenings to picnic, gather and play on the sand, even through the hot months. It’s amazing how fast the sun sets, in...

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The Greening of Sharjah
The Greening of Sharjah

You could probably argue the greening of Sharjah started with the remediation of the old Sharjah landfill, a Herculean effort that saw contractor Halcrow ploughing through something like 7.5 million cubic metres of old, festering rubbish piled up...

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