Al Jazirah Al Hamra
|Al Jazeerah Al Hamra|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Elevation||8 m (29 ft)|
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.
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.
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.
- Schofield, R (1990). Islands and Maritime Boundaries of the Gulf 1798–1960. EK: Archive Editions. p. 542. ISBN 978-1-85207-275-9.
- http://www.uaepm.ae/en/media/news/articles/news85.html UAE Ambassador to Beirut Rahma Hussien Al Zaabi
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