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Pink Lake

Pink Lake


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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.


pink lake

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.


pink lake

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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