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

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hatta UAE the Ideal Place to Stage the Olympic Marathon

Alice Johnson from Gulf News has taken some fabulous photos (see sample attached) of mountain climbing at Hatta.

Visiting Hatta is one of the delights of living in the UAE and if this country gets to host a forthcoming Olympic Games (see article below), this would be a good place through which the marathon might be run (but not in mid-summer).

Thanks to Alice for this photo. Check out her other 15 photos on the Gulf News Gallery that is posted at this link:

Hatta Mountains: Journey to the Top of the World, Gulf News, 10 August 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Mountain climbing.

Related Article:
UAE must Improve Environmental Record to Win Olympic Games, Experiencing the Emirates, 11 August 2008.