Al Jeer

Al Jeer
Al Jeer is located in United Arab Emirates
Al Jeer
Al Jeer
Coordinates: 26°2′11″N 56°5′52″E / 26.03639°N 56.09778°E / 26.03639; 56.09778Coordinates: 26°2′11″N 56°5′52″E / 26.03639°N 56.09778°E / 26.03639; 56.09778
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateRas Al Khaimah
Elevation
180 m (593 ft)

Al Jeer is the name of a settlement in Northern Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Once a sleepy village, Al Jeer today is a major port and marina and a busy thoroughfare between the UAE and the Omani exclave of Musandam.[1]

Al Jeer Port[]

The port at Al Jeer operates both as a commercial port and as a yacht club and marina.[2] The Barasti Sailing Club is based at the Marina and is accred by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). The clubhouse is fully licensed and leisure facilities include an outdoor education centre, which can accommodate groups of up to 100, including overnight stays.[3]

The commercial port specialises in livestock shipping and includes quarantine facilities.

Haunting[]

A series of stories in local newspapers highlighted the supposed haunting of a cave near Al Jeer, which had apparently caused some 50 local families to leave their houses in fear. Charmingly, it is believed that anyone who enters the cave 'will end up in Oman'. [4]

References[]

  1. ^ Khan, Dr Reza (2009-03-19). "Cheers to Al Jeer". GulfNews. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ Publishing, Explorer. "Al Jeer Marina". www.askexplorer.com. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Al Jeer Port". www.rakports.ae. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ Nazzal, Nasouh (2001-06-22). "Cave's mysterious voices drive frightened villagers away". GulfNews. Retrieved 2018-09-13.