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Fujairah, the emirate turned to the Indian Ocean

Updated on 07.06.2018

The emirate of Fujairah is relatively easy to visit thanks to this itinerary and offers a varied palette of sites to see and activities to do.

The hotels Fujairah Beach are mainly located in the northern part, along the beaches of Dibba and Dadna.

Fort Hail (Fort Hayl or Al Hayl Castle) is located deep in its eponymous Wadi, in the heart of the Al Hajar Mountains - far from civilization, in a breathtaking panorama, it's a real shot of heart and a historic site that is worth seeing.

The city of Fujairah (Fujairah City) is the capital of the emirate of the same name.

Al Bidiya Mosque (Al Badiyah Mosque) was built in 1446, making it the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates.

Fujairah Fort has long been the centerpiece of the defense of the city and the emirate - today it is one of the most important fortifications of the United Arab Emirates.

Although located in Fujairah region, Khor Fakkan is an exclave belonging to the emirate of Sharjah: located along the coast bordering the ocean Indian, this is an interesting stop where you can stop for a few hours to visit the seafront.

The Wadi Wurayah is located in Fujairah, a few kilometers north of Khor Fakkan, and offers the advantage of being easily accessible without having any off-road vehicle.

Fort Al Bathnah (or Al Bithnah fort) is strategically located on one of the passes through the mountain linking the desert stretches to the fertile coastal plains of the emirate of Fujairah.

The Fujairah Museum (Fujairah museum) is located not far from the fort and the Heritage Village, in the continuity of the date plantations.

To visit the emirate of Fujairah, we suggest a beautiful route to discover wadis and lost forts in the mountains, ending in a beautiful beach hotel at the edge of the Indian Ocean.

The emirate of Fujairah is the only emirate that has no access to the Persian Gulf. Without oil resources, Fujairah has experienced economic development different from its neighbors. The mountain range Al Hajar is rich in water which has allowed the development of agriculture, and offers beautiful walks for visitors in the middle of areas of crops and wadis. The rich seabed deliver great catch to fishermen, and exceptional sites to divers. The emirate of Fujairah has a rich historical heritage very different from other emirates, including large defensive fortresses and the oldest mosque in the country. The city of Fujairah is famous for its fort, cow fighting on Friday night and recently its mosque, the second largest in the country. The North of the Emirate, easily accessible from Dubai, has developed seaside tourism and offers beautiful hotel facilities with beach.

Map of the Emirate of Fujairah, with the location of major tourist attractions (United Arab Emirates) ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Notes and references :

Office of tourism: http://www.fujairahtourism.ae/ -