About Fujairah

Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest City to Fujairah: Fujairah, Dubai (112 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Fujairah: October to March

Peak Season: December to January

At a distance of 88 km from Ras Al Khaimah, 95 km from Sharjah, 112 km from Dubai, and 233 km from Abu Dhabi, Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Fujairah is the capital of the emirate of the same name and among the top places to visit in UAE as part of Dubai Tour Packages.

Calm and serene, the Emirate of Fujairah is a picturesque beach town tucked away from the fast-paced city life. The emirate shares its boundaries with the emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah on the west and the emirate of Sharjah to the south. On the north, it shares its international border with the Sultanate of Oman. It is the only emirate that is located completely on the eastern coast of the UAE along the Gulf of Oman. The emirate is separated from the rest of the United Arab Emirates by the jagged line of the Hajar Mountains and offers an enchanting landscape and a simple lifestyle.

Al Fujairah has had a turbulent modern history, the central theme of which has been the power struggle between the sheikhdom of Sharjah which annexed the area about 1850, and the sheikh of Al-Fujairah and his allies, who desired independence. Alone among the Trucial States that now form the United Arab Emirates, Al Fujairah was not recognized as independent by Great Britain in the 19th century but was considered a part of Al-Shariqah, otherwise known as Sharjah. The sheikh of AlFujairah staged numerous uprisings against Al Shariqah, and by 1886 he was a virtually independent ruler. In 1952, the British government accepted Al Fujairah as an autonomous state and the sheikh signed a truce treaty with Britain. Fujairah joined the United Arab Emirates in 1971 as its 7th emirate.

The total area of the emirate of Fujairah is 1,450 sq. km and is the fifth-largest emirate in the UAE. The Emirate derives its name from a spring of water located beneath one of the mountains. Not much oil was ever found in Fujairah. The emirate depends on agriculture, boat building and fishing for its economy.

Calm and serene, the Fujairah city is a picturesque beach town tucked away from the fast-paced city life. The beaches of Fujairah are some of the nicest in the UAE. This beautiful slice of coastline is ideal for several maritime activities including sailing, rowing, water surfing, yachting, deep-sea fishing and swimming almost throughout the year. Fujairah is host to the annual powerboat racing championships. Away from the sand, Fujairah is a great base for exploring the Hajar Mountains and the series of small forts and historical buildings, such as Al-Bidyah Mosque, Fujairah Fort, Bithnah Fort, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Al-Hayl Castle and Awhlah Fort.

Fujairah has its own airport known as Fujairah International Airport(FJR) but it only operates cargo traffic currently. At a distance of about 112 km and 233 km, Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport are the nearest airports to Al Fujairah as these are well connected by flight with the Middle East, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. One can reach Fujairah by taxi or bus from Dubai or any other place in the UAE. Commuting around Fujairah is quite easy with readily available taxis at affordable prices almost anywhere in the city.

The weather is seasonal, although it is warm most of the year. The best time to visit Fujairah is between the months of October and March when the weather is cool and ideal for sightseeing. The summer months of May-August are pretty hot. Escalation of heat and humidity makes it uncomfortable for outdoor activities and sightseeing during this time. However, due to the presence of the Hajar mountain range, the precipitation levels are slightly higher than the other emirates.

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Other Info
Internet Availability: Good
STD Code: 00-971-9
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Hindi, & Urdu
Major Festivals: Eid ul Fitr & Eid Al Adha

How to Reach Fujairah

By Air

Nearest Airport: Dubai - Dubai International Airport (112 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Dubai (121 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Fujairah Bus Station (5 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Fujairah

Heritage | Pilgrimage

#1 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 14 km from Khor Fakkan and 40 km from Fujairah city, Al Bidyah Mosque is an old mosque located at Al Bidya in the Emirate of Fujairah, UAE. It is said to be the oldest mosque in the UAE and among the must include places in Fujairah Tour Packages.

The Al-Bidyah Mosque was named after the town that once surrounded the holy place. Also known as the Ottoman Mosque, the mosque was built in 1446 AD but the riddle of who constructed it remains. It is a simple mud and brick structure exhibiting the accomplishment of the craftsmanship of that time and region. The mosque features four pointed domes and a single internal pillar supporting it. The mosque is square (6.8 x 6.8 m) but irregular in shape with 1.5 m high walls. The prayer hall of the mosque is adorned with arches and ventilation openings along with a mihrab (prayer niche pointing to Mecca). The interiors of the mosque are decorated with intricate carvings, and the floor is carpeted with white polka dots on a red .....

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#2 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 4 km from Fujairah Airport, Fujairah Fort is an ancient fort located on a small rocky hill in the old Fujairah region, UAE. It is one of the oldest forts in the UAE and among the must-visit places in Fujairah as part of Dubai Tour Packages.

Established in the year 1670, Fujairah Fort is probably the oldest as well as the largest castles in the country and was occupied by the Wahhabists between 1808 and 1810. The Fujairah Fort once served as a defensive structure, as well as the residence of the ruling family. It was the only stone building along the Fujairah coast for many centuries. The fort was badly damaged by a British attack in 1925 as it moved into the country and took up positions along the coast. The fort was abandoned after that and remained in a state of neglect until 1997 when a national renovation program began. The restoration was completed in 2000.

The Fujairah Fort is characterized by its position .....

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#3 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 1 km from Fujairah Museum and 3 km from Fujairah Airport, Fujairah Museum is an archaeology and local history museum located in Fujairah City, United Arab Emirates. Located just south of Fujairah Fort, it is one of the most important museums in the United Arab Emirates and among the must include places in Fujairah Tour Packages.

The Fujairah Museum houses a unique collection of archaeological exhibits that tell the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates. It showcases an excellent collection of artifacts, dating from the early Bronze Age, that were unearthed during archaeological excavations at Qidfa and Bithnah. Exhibits include Bronze and Iron Age weaponry, painted pottery, carved soapstone vessels, and pre-Islamic silver coins.

The Museum houses three halls. The first hall displayed the occupations known to the region such as agriculture, fishing, and trade, as well as the traditional occupations such as weaving and pottery. The second hall is .....

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#4 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 17 km from Fujairah, Al Bithnah Fort or Bithnah Fort is an ancient fort located in the village of Al Bithnah near the city of Fujairah in UAE. Situated along the Fujairah Main Highway, it is one of the oldest forts in the UAE and among the popular historical places in Fujairah.

Built-in the year 1735, Al Buthna Fort was constructed to monitor the strategic paths that crossed the Hajar Mountains through Wadi Ham. This is the second-largest and most famous fort in Fujairah for its long history of wars and battles that took place in the region at the end of the 18th century and early 19th century. The fort was considered of vital importance for defending the eastern region of the United Arab Emirates. The Fort was destroyed in the early days of the rule of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi and then rebuilt especially the two main towers with mud and gravel. The Fort which was built from blocks of burnt clay remains coherent till today. The Department of Heritage and .....

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#5 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 2 km from Fujairah Airport, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is located on Mohammed bin Matar Road in central Fujairah City. It is the main mosque in the Emirate of Fujairah and among the must-visit places in Fujairah as part of Dubai Trip.

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah is the second-largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates after Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This grand and majestic structure on the skyline of Fujairah took AED 237 million and just seven hundred days to complete. The mosque opened in 2015, and Fujairah's ruler, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, led the first Eid prayers. This iconic mosque was named in honor of the founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It has become one of the major landmarks of Fujairah due to its white-colored facade.

The architectural style of the mosque stands in close relation to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul with the elegant incorporation .....

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Adventure | Beach

#6 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 10 km from Al Bidya, 22 km from Khor Fakkan and 51 km from Fujairah, Snoopy Island is a rocky island nestled in the Indian Ocean in close proximity to Al Aqah near Fujairah city. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Fujairah.
Snoopy Island has become a coveted spot for various watersports, activities and music festivals. The island gets its name from the interestingly shaped rock that looks like the cartoon character Snoopy lying on its back. The popular water activities here are snorkeling and diving. From stunning shipwrecks to beautiful coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, a dive in the waters around Snoopy Island is truly one to be remembered. The water is warm year-round and offers perfect diving conditions. The island also provides advanced classes on diving under its PADI regulated four-day course.

The best way to experience the island in all its glory is with a stay at the Sandy Beach Hotel and Resort. With the Hajar Mountains as .....

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#7 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 4 km from Fujairah Airport, Bull Butting or Bull Fighting is a traditional event in Fujairah. Held at Fujairah Corniche, it is one of the most popular events held in Fujairah and among the must-experience things to do while holidaying in UAE.

Introduced by the Portuguese between the 17th and 18th centuries, Bull Butting in Fujairah is a bizarre but popular family event. It has been practiced for hundreds of years. Every Friday evening in the cooler months, it takes place in a muddy patch off the Fujairah Corniche around 5 PM (except during Ramadan) attracting a lot of tourists and families on an open field. In the arena, two sumo-sized, humpbacked animals lock horns and pit their strength against each other as hundreds of locals cheer them on.

The day begins with 20 bulls battling each other, and numbers slowly dwindle as winners move on to the next round. Little harm comes to the bulls beyond a sore head and dented pride. There is no prize money, but a win .....

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#8 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 15 km from Fujairah, Fort Hayl or Hail is an ancient fortress situated at Al Hayl village near Fujairah city of UAE. Located deep in its eponymous Wadi, in the heart of the Al Hajar Mountains, it is one of the oldest forts in the UAE and among the popular historical places to visit in Fujairah.

Also known as Al Hayl Castle, the Al Hayl Fort was built in the year 1830 on the west bank of the valley of Al Hail on a mountain rising about 40 m from the surface of the valley ground. At the beginning of the 20th century, the fort was used as the residence for the ruling family of Fujairah and has been significant in defending the area through regular patrolling and surveillance. The fort was then abandoned before being restored between 2006 and 2008 by the authorities.

There is not much left today as the original fortification was demolished long ago. But a two-level tower known as Al Hail square still remains on the hill. The tower will remind the visitors of an .....

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#9 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 21 km from Kalba and 31 km from Fujairah, Wahlah Fort or Ohala Fort is an old fort situated at Al Wahlah village near Fujairah - Sharjah Border, UAE. Located on the bank of Wadi al Hilo, it is one of the ancient forts in the UAE and among the popular historical places to visit in Fujairah.

Also spelled as Awhlah / Aouhlah Fort, the Wahala Fort is located in mountainous rough and jagged areas of Fujairah Emirate. This fort was used to enable the guards to monitor any person coming either from the sea or the mountain roads. The fort has a circular tower designed to give an amazing view and a wide range for the archers if someone attacked the fort. The Awhlah Fort retains much of its original look and one of the best-preserved forts of Fujairah showcasing the history, culture and Emirati heritage.

The Islamic Fort of Wahala had been built on a relatively high mountain about 30 m above sea level. The architecture of the Fort gives the impression of similar or inspired .....

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#10 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah

At a distance of 3 km from Fujairah Fort and 4 km from Fujairah Airport, Ain Al Madhab Spring Park is a park located in the Madhab area of Fujairah city. Situated close to Fujairah Fort & Heritage Village, it is one of the most popular places to visit in Fujairah.

Located at the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, just outside Fujairah city, the Al Madhab Park Fujairah is sprawled over 39, 000 square meters of lush green space that is equipped with various play features. The main attraction of the park is the natural mineral spring which produces warm sulphuric water. The source of the mineral spring is on the edge of the park and is fenced. The warm sulphuric water of the spring is pumped into two swimming pools- one for males and another one for females. Although the park is well known for the sulphuric water of the springs, access to them has been closed for now, and visitors are allowed access to the pools only. A bath in the sulphur infested water is said to have relieving properties .....

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