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Monday, December 23, 2013

Blue lake amid sand dunes, Lake Zakher , Al Ain




It was two hour journey from Dubai to Al Ain.  Al Ain is famous oasis  and a greener place surrounded by desert .  Zakher lake is 30 km from Al Ain and Very few people are aware of its existence. Most  of our journey was though lush green area ,beautiful mountains and sand dunes.

It was not easy to find the lake, somehow we were able to reach there in evening with the help of Google map and few locals . It is very beautiful and unbelievable to see a blue lake amid sand dunes.

Zakhe Lake or tilapia lake , Al ain







It was created from treated waste water that was released onto land, which pushed up groundwater levels and eventually resulted in the development of a lake. It is paradise for birdwatchers during winter. It is also known as Tilapia Lake because the lake is home to a large number of tilapia fish. How the tilapia got there is a mystery. 

Zakhe Lake or tilapia lake , Al ain

Sunset at Zakhe Lake or tilapia lake , Al ain
Sunset at Zakhe Lake or tilapia lake , Al ain

Sunset at Zakhe Lake or tilapia lake , Al ain
Sunset at Zakhe Lake or tilapia lake , Al ain