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Now for this episode –
All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates.
We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites.
We would love to see your guesses in the comments section. We’ll be especially impressed if you identify the specific sites described and pictured in the clues.
This week’s mystery country is really more of a city-state than a country, an emirate to be exact, which is a political entity ruled by an emir. It’s united with six neighboring emirates to form a larger unit, which is probably more correctly called a country. However, the clues below all point to a single emirate and that’s the answer we’re looking for.
The grand mosque pictured below is named for the founder of our mystery emirate. He is locally revered and widely respected for wise stewardship of the considerable natural resources within his borders. He was the first president of the a united group of emirates with six of his neighbors.
Falconry is a centuries-old tradition in our mystery emirate, and in the wider region. Trained falcons are used to hunt small animals for their keepers. Today it’s a popular sport but some Bedouins still use falcons to put food on the table. Pictured below, pampered falcons visit the renowned falcon hospital in our mystery emirate for a check-up and a bit of grooming. Tourists are welcome to visit the falcon hospital.
Pictured below are just a few of the diversions at a large, super-modern entertainment complex, which includes a water park, a giant roller coaster and a whole “world” dedicated to an iconic fast car seen frequently on the streets of our mystery emirate.
Can you name that emirate/country?
Check back for the next episode of Name That Country (episode 11) for the answers.