Al Jazirah Al Hamra

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Al Jazeerah Al Hamra
Al Jazeerah Al Hamra is located in United Arab Emirates
Al Jazeerah Al Hamra
Al Jazeerah Al Hamra
Coordinates: 25°42′32″N 55°47′50″E / 25.70889°N 55.79722°E / 25.70889; 55.79722Coordinates: 25°42′32″N 55°47′50″E / 25.70889°N 55.79722°E / 25.70889; 55.79722
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Ras al-Khaimah
Elevation 8 m (29 ft)
The old mosque in the abandoned village of Al Jazirah Al Hamra

Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a town to the south of the city of Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its collection of abandoned houses and other buildings, including a mosque, which are widely believed locally to be haunted. The town was originally home to the Al Zaab family, which was rehoused in Abu Dhabi following a dispute with the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

History[edit]

The town was originally a tidal island and, by 1830, was home to some 200 people mostly occupied in pearl fishing. At the time, it was a dependency of Sharjah.[1]

Tribes[edit]

The old village of Jazeerah Al Hamra was traditionally home to the Al Zaab family, or tribe. Its last Al-Zaab Sharif (mayor) was Hussein Bin Rahma Al-Zaabi, who is now the Sharif of Al-Zaab area in Abu Dhabi. His eldest son Rahma is the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Lebanon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schofield, R (1990). Islands and Maritime Boundaries of the Gulf 1798–1960. EK: Archive Editions. p. 542. ISBN 978-1-85207-275-9. 
  2. ^ http://www.uaepm.ae/en/media/news/articles/news85.html UAE Ambassador to Beirut Rahma Hussien Al Zaabi