View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Cyclone Gonu Making Work for Fujairah Police

The police have been hard at work directing traffic and curious spectators around Fujairah and along the east coast.

They drove down on the Fujairah beach this afternoon asking all people (there was only a handful) to leave the beach for their own safety.

The Fujairah beach is officially closed.

At the time when the police appeared on the beach the tide was a long way out. However, a few minutes after their siren and pronouncement a freak wave came hurtling up to the top of the beach with great speed and force, providing an apt illustration for their speech and the reasons for the closure.

Geoff Pound