Thursday, October 04, 2007

Myths & Legends in RAK

Great stories come out of Ras Al Khaima on a regular basis, bringing some light relief to the rest of us.

The latest story reports that residents came rushing from different areas of the emirate to Al Muntasir Street, where panic was being caused by...a dragon!

A dragon. No wonder they were panicking.

Several police patrols arrived on the scene - well you'd need a lot of officers to deal with a dragon wouldn't you.

It was a lizard.

Known locally as dabb it's like an iguana or goanna. I remember seeing a lot of them around Dubai in the seventies and eighties.

What do they smoke up there in the northern emirate?

Gulf News have the story, even with a photograph of the dragon, here.

1 comment:

i*maginate said...

Interesting you brought up this most fascinating topic. What is with all these myths?! Could they be half-true?

I, for one, cannot fathom what goes on there "up North" but I am determined to go on a little adventure - mind you, armed with a bullet-proof 4wd - to see if those ghosts do indeed rise from the desert at night.

Hopefully I shall return to Dubai intact.