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Fujairah Museum

Updated on 07.06.2018

The Fujairah Museum (Fujairah museum) is located not far from the fort and the Heritage Village, in the continuity of the date plantations. It presents a brief summary on the history and heritage of the emirate.

Genesis of the museum

The ambition of this museum created in 1991 by the Governor of Fujairah, is to present to the visitor archaeological and ethnographic elements representative of 5,000 years of human history in the region.

To see at Fujairah Museum

The small museum, whose infography does not seem to have been refreshed since its opening, remains one of the most consistent in the country on this theme. The small red stone building has two cannons placed on either side of its front door, and is located at the bottom of an area with parking lots and a large lawn, with a miniature reproduction of Fujairah Fort in the middle. At the ticket counter, many flyers of the tourist office can be taken away, and a small souvenir shop sells some local handicrafts and products. An L-shaped hallway is devoted to ethnography, highlighting the diversity of the populations living in the region. The opportunity to discover weapons, utensils, costumes and local folklore as well as the main activities: agriculture, fishing and pottery. Two large halls with imposing hanging chandeliers are devoted to archeology and cover an earlier period beginning 3000 BC. Bronze jewelry, coins, and pottery remains can be seen there. Highlight of the visit, a U-shaped tomb dating back to 2000 BC, transferred inside the museum.

Useful information

The museum is open every day from 8.30am to 1.30pm and from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, except Friday which is open only from 2.30pm to 6.30pm. The entrance costs 5AED and the visit should take you between 20 and 30 minutes.

Plan and location

The Fujairah Museum is set back from the modern city, not far from Fujairah Fort and the Heritage Village.

Location of Fujairah Fort, Fujairah City, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed map of the location of Fujairah Fort, in the city of Fujairah ©OpenStreetMap contributors