A Blast from the Past (Hayl Fort - Fujairah)

It's time for some UAE history.. This time we'll visit the 250 years old summer residence of Fujairah's ruling family..

We'll assemble at the EMARAT gas station on Maliha Road (S116/E102) at 4:00am on Friday the 10th of January, and then we will start driving to our first destination at 04:45am. Please arrive at the meetup point on time, as we will not wait for you if you are late, and it may be difficult to find us if we leave without you.

If you can offer a ride, or if you need a lift, mention in the comments where you are, so you can coordinate with other members. Any type of car will be able to drive to the fort.

Need help finding us? Call the EPyC hotline: 052 9288432.

What to bring:
- Your camera
- Yourself
- A tripod for some sunrise shots
- Maybe some snacks and water bottles

What to expect:
- A 250 years old fort and surrounding palace
- Wind tower (can be climbed)
- Mountains
- Date Farms

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- Or just post your questions in the comments below

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  • Amr

    Less than 36 hours before we close submissions for our next exhibition... if you haven't submitted your photos yet, you need to act fast!
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    February 25

  • Adil

    looking forward to that Hani.. for another wonderful trip.. :) cheers

    January 12

  • Hani J

    Glad you enjoyed this meet up.. see you all soon in upcoming gatherings..

    2 · January 11

  • Alexan

    Big thanks to the organisers, it was nice to see you all

    2 · January 10

  • Mandy

    It was a great outing for photographers, taking photos outside Dubai.

    1 · January 10

  • Mandy

    Thanks Epyc for organizing the event this morning. It was well planned and organized. Great job!

    1 · January 10

  • Mayssaa K.

    Thumb up......
    Thanks for the organizers....
    I've really enjoyed discovering the new place....

    2 · January 10

  • Sasi K.

    It was a nice gathering and well coordinated by the organizer Mr. Hani and all participants.

    2 · January 10

  • Ahmed G.

    Perfectly organized, fun, great shoot out, nice people.
    Thanks to all and the organizers.

    2 · January 10

  • MADHU K.

    good coordination, thanks to Hani.

    2 · January 10

  • Intisar A.

    Amazing place and amazing weather, thanks organizers

    2 · January 10

  • Scott Ws L

    fun filled morning, great weather and nice straight forward locations.. thank you to the organizers again!

    2 · January 10

  • Nader B.

    It was great new location for all of us

    2 · January 10

  • Adil

    If anyone is interested in sharing a ride up-till the destination. please let know. i would prefer to have a company rather than driving alone.
    Thanks

    January 9

    • Adil

      sorry for late reply.. i will start from Jumeirah villahe.. so anyone at tecom, motor city, sports city can join..

      January 10

    • Adil

      hani, if u want we can catch up..

      January 10

  • JZ A.

    Sorry guys can't make it as much as I want to :(

    January 9

    • Hani J

      i hate you...

      January 9

    • JZ A.

      You can't hate me .... Cuz you know why I'm not coming :/ my GPP project ... And I only get weekends to work on .

      January 10

  • Hani J

    Anyone from Discovery Gardens... will be leaving at around 2:45am.. call me on my mobile if you need a lift from DG, Marina, or TECOM..

    sorry for the late post but i wasn't sure if I'll have time to get back home tonight :)

    January 9

  • Virginia R.

    I live in Garhoud if anyone would like a lift I can pick up from Choitrams.

    1 · January 9

  • Mohamed S.

    wow. 62 and counting !

    1 · January 9

  • Gopi

    Anyone starting from Karama/ Burjuman/ Bur Dubai.

    January 8

    • Gopi

      Nitin & Mansoor - I can pick up or either way.. Whatsapp 0552867176. Thanks.

      January 9

    • Girish

      Hi Govind, Is there any space for one!!

      January 9

  • Girish

    Hi guys.. Anyone traveling from BurDubai/ karama ??need a pickup.. Sorry for a late request..

    January 9

  • Faraz M.

    So we go early morning right?

    January 9

    • Hani J

      true.. we start gathering at 4:00am and then we drive to our first destination at 5:00am..

      January 9

    • Faraz M.

      Cool! any t ips?

      January 9

  • Gopakumar N.

    Anybody from Ghusais who needs a ride call me on[masked]

    January 9

  • Faraj

    What is the whether forecast

    January 7

    • Hani J

      Partially Cloudy and there even might be a drizzle at around 7am.. i think it will be a beautiful day.

      January 9

  • Ahmed G.

    Hello everyone,

    Will be travelling from Mirdif, happy to pick up anyone from the area.

    January 8

    • Mayssaa K.

      Thanks Ahmed. I live in Al warqaa 1 next to Aswaq; If possible for you to pick me

      January 8

    • Ahmed G.

      sure, whatsapp or call me[masked]

      January 9

  • Ziyad

    Sorry guys, something came up
    Can't make it this time

    January 8

  • Suzanna

    Can't make it with this new date. :'(

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • Hani J

      Nooooooooooooooo :(

      January 8

  • Intisar A.

    We'll meet at the EMARAT gas station on Maliha Road (S116/E102) at 3:00am on Friday the 20th of December, and then we will drive to our destination at 04:00am sharp

    Is it the 10th or 20th ???

    January 8

    • Nitin

      10th. (Event page updated.)

      January 8

  • Mandy

    @ Roselle, what is your contact number or call me on[masked] 3536.
    @Scott, sent you an message on whatapp this morning.

    January 7

  • Scott Ws L

    anyone from Disco Gardens wanna travel together?

    January 5

    • Mandy

      Hi Scott, if we can go together with Roselle, that will be great.

      January 5

    • Scott Ws L

      sure thing! leave at 245am? where shall we meet? My whatsapp 0503427367...

      January 6

  • Faraj

    Is there anyone coming from al nahda Sharjah

    January 6

    • Faraj

      Is there anyone from Sharjah

      January 6

  • Khaled

    It may be worth doing what the weekend lovers group does - put up a spreadsheet on google docs that people can update and maintain as it's better than going through all the comments people post up and trying to connect drivers with passengers...

    January 6

  • Virginia R.

    Please can you post the GPS co-ordinates for both the fort and the Petrol station please.

    January 5

    • Shahid K.

      Petrol Station: 25°[masked]', 55°[masked]'
      Al Hayl Castle: 25° 5.064', 56°[masked]'

      January 5

    • Virginia R.

      cheers

      January 5

  • Owais Z.

    Hi Guys I will be coming from Motor City with a friend so I can accommodate up to two people. Let me know if someone is coming from here.

    January 5

  • Madhav J.

    Any one coming from Tecom / Greens. let me know.

    January 5

  • rose

    hi! just want to ask if we can share a ride from dubai marina. thank u!

    January 4

    • Mandy

      Hi Roselle, sure we can share a ride, but I'm not sure how to get to Sharjah. Need someone to follow someone.

      January 5

    • Nitin

      The two of you may want to coordinate with Scott, who just posted above.

      January 5

  • Mandy

    Will like to join, but not familiar with the way there. Need a lift.
    Anyone from Jebel Ali or Dubai Marina, Al Barsha area?

    January 4

  • Mayssaa K.

    Me too,
    I live in Al warqaa 1 and I'd like to check if someone can offer a lift to Sharjah.
    Thank you

    January 3

  • Rukshan

    hey guys.
    Amateur photographer here.
    Is there any restriction to the type of photographer who can attend?
    Also, i live in Satwa. If anybody living relatively nearby, would like a lift, let me know.

    December 29

    • Sasha M.

      Hey Rukshan, there's no restriction as for any and all events EPyC has. As the details says all you need is a camera and a tripod. There will be a lot of people who are more than willing to help and share their knowledge. Sadly I won't be able to go since I have a prior engagement. But I'm sure someone will be able to offer a ride :)

      1 · December 31

  • Nitin

    Please note that this event has been moved to January 10. Feel free to update your RSVPs accordingly.

    December 8, 2013

  • Tasneem

    how many kms will we be travelling? ....and whats the speed limit on those roads?.....then I can tell you how long I will take to reach this place, Suzanne...lol

    November 29, 2013

    • Shahid K.

      Speed is mostly 120 KPH and total distance is around 150 KMs. I was in Fujairah last week and it took us 1 hour for one side.

      December 7, 2013

  • Suzanna

    Round about what time do you think we will be done?

    November 28, 2013

    • Hani J

      we should be back to Dubai by 11am max

      December 6, 2013

  • Tasneem

    If we start driving at 4.00am....will be able to reah this location before Fajr Salah?

    November 29, 2013

    • Suzanna

      Depends on whos driving.

      November 29, 2013

  • Jitendra

    Any one staying in Golden Sands area, Dubai??

    November 12, 2013

    • Hani J

      I suggest you coordinate and re-confirm the car lift a day or two before the event..

      November 12, 2013

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