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

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Emiratis Protest over Quarry Damage

Dozens of infuriated Emiratis from the northern parts of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on Saturday stormed into one of the biggest rock quarries forcing the management to stop work until their demands are met.

They alleged that the quarry is encroaching on their lands, blasting the mountains, damaging their properties, and creating pollution.

The women in the group stood at the gate and blocked the entrances to the rock quarry while the men got inside the quarry, forcing the work to a halt.

The entire story is published at this link:

‘Quarry encroaching on our Land says enraged Emiratis’, Gulf News, 8 June 2008.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: “quarry is… damaging their properties, and creating pollution.”