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Al Jazirah Al Hamra, the haunted village

Updated on 09.06.2018

Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a former fishing village in ruins: it is the last witness of what were the villages of the coast in the middle of the 19th century, with its houses and mosques built in coral stone. Today emptied of its inhabitants, it is said haunted. Find in this article all the information to prepare your visit: advice, advice, access map and location, detailed site map, hotels nearby.

Al Jazirat Al Hamra abandoned village main building in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Practical information for the visit

The village Al Jazirah Al Hamra is located about twenty kilometers south of the city of Ras Al Khaimah. It is a bit difficult to get there: from the south (from Dubai), on the main road towards RAK, turn left after the last resort, then turn right on an unpaved track. It is possible to walk inside the village, being careful where you put your feet (snakes can bask in the sun), keeping in mind that although abandoned houses still have owners who go there from time to time.

On site, park your vehicle. The main building or the old minaret are two interesting buildings to visit. Have a closer look to building materials, mainly coral stones.

Wall of the abandoned village Al Jazirah Al Hamra, in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah ©Odyfolio

Map of Al Jazirah Al Hamra

Location of the haunted Al Jazirah Al Hamra village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Access map to the abandoned village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra, south of the city of Ras Al Khaimah ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed map to go to the village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra, in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah ©OpenStreetMap contributors