As Friday approached after a hectic week we thought of wandering far from the capital city and head towards Al Ain. The dear Hubby found a new place “Zakher Lake” for exploration. Directions can be found here . All packed with Bar-b-Que stuff and toys for kids to play with in sand, we started our almost 2 hours journey.

Zakher Lake is also known as “Tilapia” after the name of a fish that is found in ponds, rivers and lakes. The lake is located in desert near Jebel Hafeet. It consist of spill water and ground water in the midst of desert.

As we reached we saw the public toilets which I think is plus point if you are travelling with kids (though we didn’t use them). Shaded picnic tables were also there.

The birds chirping can be heard clearly as we got down from our vehicle. The view was mesmerizing with all its tranquility which was much needed after a hectic week. Kids started playing with their sand toys leaving the two adult with their cooking work. Baba did all the hard work of getting the fire going while mummy relaxed on her chair and delved into the peace of the moment.

The kids were told not to play in the lake which I thought in the end was a wise move, as the night approached we were surrounded by humming gigantic mosquito which led me to think of larva which would have been in the lake, though I didn’t see any.

All in all it was a fine trip.




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