Read it, Heard it, But never seen it, Let's get out and take some good shots of an abandoned village known as Ghost Town and experience the Arab Culture and heritage of the 16th Century.
Those images are shot by Micheal R. Cruz, Thanks for letting us use your photos for an inspirations to us.
More details about the location is on the link below
A Brief introduction:
Jazirat Al Hamra, or the Red Island, is one of the last authentic traditional town still standing in the UAE. Once a small island, but now a long and narrow peninsula that backs into the port and further along, its inhabitants subsisted on maritime and pearl trading. The area is believed to have been occupied since the 16th century but abandoned nearly 40 years ago before the discovery of oil and gas in the region.
Ladies & gents, first of all, this is an abandoned village, there are lots of opportunities for HDR & long exposure shots inside the abandoned houses, so make sure to bring along a tripod.
The roads separating the houses are very narrow, & could work wonders with a wide angle lens. So, I would say bring along a lens in the range of 10-50mm.
The main attraction here is the old watch tower, however it has been barricaded with fences a year or two back. Shame! :( That said, it can still be used as a nice interesting background for your images.
FIRST MEET UP POINT! (A) (BE THERE AT 7:30am SHARP)
GPS Coordinates: 25.346203,55.474879
2ND MEET UP POINT! (B) (BE THERE AT 8:00am)
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GPS Coordinates: 25.708933,55.797189
Follow the blue line for direction from 1st Meet up point.
If you need a ride, let us know your location by commenting below & hopefully one of the members commuting by car would give you a lift. (I'll be driving off straight to Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Road ( Formerly Emirates Road) from Motor City, but other members might be starting from Bur Dubai, Deira or Sharjah).
Let's make this a memorable, spooky & exciting event!