Sites & cities that bear the name of Jebel Hafeet

Jebel Hafeet

Today in : United Arab Emirates
First trace of activity : ca. 3,200 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 26th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Jebel Hafit, Jabal Hafeet, جَبَل حَفِيْت, Jabal Ḥafīt, Jabal, Jabel, Jebal, Hafit, Hafeet

Description : Jabal Hafeet (Arabic: جَبَل حَفِيْت‎, romanized: Jabal Ḥafīt, "Mount Hafeet"; variously transcribed Jabal, Jabel or Jebal and Hafit or Hafeet – literally "empty mountain") is a mountain in the region of Tawam, on the border of the United Arab Emirates and Oman, which may be considered an outlier of Al Hajar Mountains in Eastern Arabia. Due to its proximity to the main Hajar range, the mountain may be considered as being part of the Hajar range, sensu lato. To the north is the UAE city of Al Ain, in the Eastern Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the adjacent Omani town of Al-Buraimi.The sole mountain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and one of the highest mountains in the country, it has given its name to a period in UAE history, the Bronze Age (3200 to 2600 BCE) Hafit Period, because of the discovery of a cluster of important Bronze Age beehive tombs at its foothills. As of 2017, the mountain is recognised as being part of a national park, and was incorporated into the Sheikh Zayed Network of Protected Areas in 2018.

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