Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Road to Ras Al Khaimah

Halos lagpas dalawang buwan na ko na wala sa Pinas. 2 months and 7 days to be exact. Ang bilis lang... di mo mamamalayan na nasa Pinas na uli ako at patambay-tambay sa mga kapehan sa tabi-tabi. Matagal pa yon, kaya wag  masyadong excited lol! 

Nga pala, I just want to share to you guys my journey to Ras Al Khaimah. Let's check the map of Mr. Google and find out where on earth is this place. 


Ras al-Khaimah (alternatively Ra'sal-Khaymah; Arabic: رأس الخيمة‎ Rā's al Ḫaima) is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the east side of the Persian Gulf. Its name means "Top of the Tent". The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE, bordering Oman's exclave ofMusandam. It covers an area of 1,700 square km. The capital city and home of most residents is also called Ras al-Khaimah. The city has a population of 263,217 as of 2008.[1] The city has two main sections, Old Ras al-Khaimah and Nakheel, on either side of a creek. It is served by theRas al-Khaimah International Airport. It consists of a northern part (where the city of Ras al-Khaimah is situated), a large exclave in the south (nearHatta), and a few small islands in the Persian Gulf.[2]
(source: Wikipedia)

As you can see in the map, Sharjah is where my accomodation and our project is, and Dubai naman is our head office. Since Sharjah is too close to Dubai and the cost of living in Sharjah is low compared to Dubai, Sharjah has been dubbed as Dubai's Bedroom. Why? Most people working in Dubai lives in Sharjah for an obvious reasons. Gets?

At bakit naman ako napapunta ng Ras Al Khaimah, which is a little bit far from where I live and where my workplace is? Dahil ako po ay isang galaero! (Fact) Nope, may isa pa po kaming project doon na kailangang i -ocular visit (truth). 

And as the title of this post suggest, I want to share with you all the photos I took along the road to Ras Al Khaimah. Pasensya na sa mga shots dahil most of the photos were taken inside a moving car. 

1. Starting Point: Sharjah... pick up time is 9:30 am

What do you expect in a desert turned city? A lonely Tree....
Hill Top... almost! A Landscape... a touch of green...
2. Exit to Freeway... 
Saturday Morning view of the Highway...  

Series of Mosque Design can be seen along the way...
Fascinating view

Basically this is the view as we go farther away from Sharjah...

An odd design of a building in the middle of the dessert...
Another building... in the middle of the dessert...
Working in the desert...
This marks the end of the Highway and we are entering now
Ras Al Khaimah's area 


3. The Destination...


Buildings and Landscapes while entering RAK's municipality

Round About Land Mark
Al Naeem Mall... Our Destination

View from the Balcony of the Mall's Foodcourt....
This body of water serves as Float Plane Landing area.

Management Office of the Mall... souvenir shot.
Di ko na idetalye kung anong ginawa namin sa Mall...
In the near future you will see!

Nagugutom din naman ang Super Mario...

Grand Chicken Burger for Lunch...


BEWARE: COLD ZONE


4. And Back...
After a series of questioning and gathering info about the Mall, we are on our way back and hit the road again...
Exit from RAK... I shall return... definitely!

Another Mosque design... I told you!

Boundary... part of the desert! 

Cleaner view of the desert sand on this side of the road...

More sand, more and more sand out there....

Someone left this boat on the road side....
And this is the last view I remember, dahil nakatulog ang Super Mario... 

5. To Home Base...

And when I woke up.... nasa Sharjah na uli kami...

Welcome back to Sharjah's Skyline...

It takes us approximately 1 and a half hour from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah in a private transport. This may varies if you take a bus or public transport.


  • RAS AL KHAIMAH ROUTE NO. 115
Timings6:00 am - 11:00 pm, daily
IntervalEvery 60 minutes
DepartureSharjah (Al Jubail Bus Station)
StopsUmm Al Quwain - Union R/A
DestinationRas Al Khaimah (Al Nakheel)
Route DirectionSingle Way
FareSharjah - Umm Al Quwain, 15 Dhs
Sharjah - Ras Al Khaimah, 20 Dhs
OperatorSharjah Transport

Hope you enjoy the trip! And by the way, tomorrow June 17, 2013 (Monday), I will be travelling back there to join the kick off meeting... (meaning, project is going to start soon)

See you!
Super M

40 comments:

  1. naks, ikaw na busy SUPER M... hihi. matagal na din ako hindi nakapunta dito sa tambayan mo (as always hindi updated) hehe. kaya nais ko sulitin ang pagcomment. bilis nga ng araw, parang kailan lang... 2months ka na jan... pag uuwi ha, don't forget the mcdo hihihihi :P

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  2. sisiw! maiksing biyahe na kayang kaya mo hahha. oi uwi ka na kaya joke! call you sometime ulit. :D

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    1. oo bitin! hhahaha, ang iksi lang eh. malapit na ko umuwi... next year hahaha. aabangan ko yang tawag na yan! Salamat!

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  3. Baket wala akong Camel na nakita? XD

    Parang nainitan ako at tumulo ang pawis nung makita ko yang mga picture shots mo ng disyerto >_<

    and lahat naman ng mga buildings jan at maski yung regular houses is my air conditioning diba?

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    1. Merong Camel, sa sobrang excited, di ko napindot shutter kaya walang pictures hahaha

      Yes, aircon naman lahat... At pagpapawisan ka talaga pag naglakad ka sa disyerto! hahaha

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  4. ala two months na ba yun? parang kelan lang eeh!
    anyway ganda naman pala dyan, kahit dusty haha
    ayus naman ang mga shots ahh!
    natuwa naman ako sa nakaindicate sa drinks haha

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    1. Dusty ba MeCoy... Dust in the wind... wala pa yan... abangan natin ang sand storm dito hahaha

      Ay oo maganda dito... wala pa nga yang mga nasa pictures sa taas eh, di pa yan yong kagandahan

      Ang galing nong nakasulat no? Mapapainom ka talaga ng madami hahaha

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  5. wow ang ganda ng place...malinis...wala sa Pinas niyan... galagala rin 'pag may time... we miz u!!!

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    1. Yes, Senyor, marami na kong gala dito hahaha I mizz you all!!!! Tawagin na ang tropa! Kapehan na!

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  6. Aha! Bakit parang gumagapang ang kamay mo dun sa souvenir shot na yon? hahaha!

    Di ako sanay na nakajeans ka! (parang may ibang meaning) lol bagay pala ang polo sayo e ;) Naks!

    Nakita ko na naman ang capsule corporation. Hahaha!

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    1. Ang mata talaga nang kunehong to! Kung ano ano napapansin! Wala naman! Gapang ka dyan! hahaha

      Adik ka! Lagi naman ako naka jeans! hahaha Ganyan ka naman, mahilig sa ibang meaning hahaha Bagay ba? Salamat! (walang kagatol gatol)

      Hahaha, uyyy! nagreply yong sa instagram na niloko mo nyan! Thanks Pao Kun daw! Naniwala? hahaha

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    2. Talaga naman. Nanginginig nginig pa. Haha! Kitang kita ang ebidensya. Ngiting panalo ka kaya! hahaha!

      Hahaha! Syempre, may ibang fans na gusto e nakashorts ka lang! #AlamNa. Pormalan!

      Ahh oo nga! Chix pala yun e! ;)

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    3. Aba, kailan naman ako ngumiti ng talunan? Laging ngiting panalo to! hahaha

      shorts? or very short? hahaha! Pormalan naka shorts! haha

      Oo naman, alam mo naman mga fans ko sa instagram maraming chixs ;)

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    4. Ahhh, wait alam ko e, syempre yung mga hagod moments mo e sure win ang ngiti mo. So hindi yon. Hmmm... parang wala nga! hahah!

      Ma-alin! Ah yang sagot kong pormalan kasi e para sa polo yan. :P

      Yabang yabangi pa! Hahaha!

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  7. Sir mar namiss ko po kayo, ibang iba dyan sobra!

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    1. oo nga eh, ibang-iba! Ang hindi lang nag-iba, ang daming pinoy dito hahaha Na mi miss ko na din kayo! Uwi na ko haha

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  8. Andameng buhangin! lols

    Talagang nag sorry ka pa sa shot e mukha naman steady nga eh. Pahumble ka panget!
    Miss ka na namin dito..antagal na pala..tatagalan mo pa ba? lols

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    1. Ay oo Panget! Ayaw kasi kitang makita kaya tatagalan ko pa stay ko dito hahaha

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  9. Ganda ng mga mosque at ang linaw ng mga kuha, di pa ako nakakita ng totoo. dito meron pero antaas ng pader di makita mula sa kalsada.

    Okay yan, enjoy nalang sa mga view sa byahe pawala ng homesickness. God bless!

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    1. Oo nga, aliw aliwin ang sarili sa mga view hahaha

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  10. Kala ko ddiks nag update sa blog mo dahil di ko nakikita sa feeds ko. Kung di ka pa nag comment, di ko makikita ang post mo.ganda din pala dyan no. Nice seeing that place.
    La ka bang follow up by email? Para nakikita ko updates mo:)

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