A striking lake, with bright pink colour has been discovered in the UAE. The attraction of this Pink Lake in the UAE is going viral on social media and has gained a lot of curiosity surrounding it’s located.
A student discovered this exceptionally beautiful lake. Ammar Al Farsi – a 19-year-old Emirati student of medicine in Sharjah headed out in search of the Pink Lake in the UAE.
“I did not think twice. Armed with my camera and drone, I went to the lake alone, travelling about an hour and a half from my place,” says Farsi.
He was able to capture everything, it was shared on the internet and everyone was talking about the newly discovered lake in Ras Al Khaimah. But it’s not just the lake’s colour that makes it interesting. According to Ammar Al Farsi, the lake looks natural, formed in a hollow space that covers approximately 10 metres wide and 40 metres long. While taking the pictures, Farsi could clearly see the salt layers beneath the surface of the lake.
This Pink Lake in the UAE is located on the Saraya Island in the Al Rams area of Ras Al Khaimah. The lake is burrowed in a natural cavity approximately 100 metres inland from the coast. If you are planning to get to the UAE Pink Lake location, you can first reach Saraya Island, RAK. Use the location plus code: V2P7+HR Ras Al-Khaimah, Ras al Khaimah – United Arab Emirates for accurate directions to the island. Reaching Saraya Island from Dubai International Airport could take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The journey from Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi can take close to 2 hours. All those travelling from Sharjah SAIF Zone can reach Saraya Island in an hour via E311.
About the reason why the Pink Lake is pink, Dr Saif Al Ghais – the director-general of the Environment Protection and Development Authority shares his views.
According+ to him, Pink Lake RAK may get its colour from the presence of red algae in the water. Like most living organisms, the red algae usually appears and reproduces in a particular season every year, which causes the change in the colour of the water. Dr Al Ghais says there are more than 4,000 discovered species of such algae on the planet. The proliferation, often termed as blooming of the red algae is also known as the red tide phenomenon.
“The red tide phenomenon appears twice a year and has no negative impact on the marine environment,” says Dr Saif Al Ghais.
While it could be the red tide that may have caused the water of the lake to turn pink, the assumption is not very conclusive.
“We need to take a sample from the lake water, and then analyse and study it in a scientific way to explain the colour change.”
Other than Pink Lake, Ras Al Khaimah, there are around 29 pink lakes discovered across the globe so far. The UAE being the latest addition, other countries with pink lakes include: Australia, Azerbaijan, Senegal, Spain, Canada, Bolivia, New Zealand, Mexico.
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is great for adventure. You can try nature hikes, kayaking or camping – there is plenty of things to do in Ras Al Khaimah. Along with places in Ras Al Khaimah, you can plan a visit to the wadis in Fujairah, which offer breath-taking views and mesmerising experiences of nature. In Dubai you can drive down to the stunning Swan Lake in Hatta.
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