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 .....
#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 .....
#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 .....
#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 .....
#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 .....
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 .....
#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 .....
#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 .....
#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 .....
#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 .....
#11 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah
At a distance of 36 km from Fujairah, Masafi is a village located on the edge of the Hajar Mountains in Fujairah. It is one of the popular places to visit in the Emirate of Fujairah, UAE.
Masafi is developed along the old unpaved road which ran from Fujairah to Dubai via Sharjah. It was originally a trading post and refueling stop before the region's modern highways were built in the 1970s. Masafi sits on the border between two emirates, with the larger section of town part of Fujairah, and the smaller section belonging to the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah. Masafi village is renowned in UAE for its natural springs, with name Masafi itself meaning 'pure water' in Arabic. In addition, the village is the Gulf's top natural mineral water producer.
Masafi is also famous for its Friday Market found on the Dubai-Fujairah. Set among mountains and valleys, with an open market setting, the iconic Friday Market attracts visitors from all over the region. The Friday Market or Souq al Juma'a .....
#12 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah
At a distance of 24 km from Dubai, 155 km from Abu Dhabi, and 701 km from Qatar, Sharjah is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Sharjah 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.
The emirate of Sharjah borders with Dubai to the south, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain to the north and Ras Al Khaimah to the east. It is the only emirate that overlooks the coastline on the Persian Gulf to the west and the Gulf of Oman to the East, with the eastern Sharjah coastal towns of Kalba and Khor Fakkan. The city is a center for culture and industry, and alone contributes 7.4% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates. Earning the title of 'Cultural Capital of the Arab World' by UNESCO in 1998, the city of Sharjah is best known for preserving its culture, tradition, and heritage. For .....
Distance (From Fujairah): 95 Kms
Trip Duration (From Fujairah - Including Travel): Full Day
#13 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah
At a distance of 24 km from Sharjah, 127 km from Abu Dhabi, and 664 km from Qatar, Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo.
One of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, the luxurious city of Dubai sits in the middle of the Arabian Desert, surrounded on one side by dry sand and the beautiful Persian Gulf on another side. Dubai is the business hub of the Middle East and also the fourth most visited tourist destination in the world. Flaunting its glittering infrastructure amid the extensive sand dunes, the city of Dubai was once known to be barren land, today, this man-made miracle is filled with shimmering skyscrapers, fancy hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants.
Dubai has a long past of being one of the most significant trading centers as well as a business and economic .....
Distance (From Fujairah): 112 Kms
Trip Duration (From Fujairah - Including Travel): Full Day
Beach | City
#14 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah
At a distance of 125 km from Sharjah and 141 km from Dubai, Khor Fakkan is a city and exclave of the Emirate of Sharjah, located on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), facing the Gulf of Oman. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the emirate of Sharjah.
Khor Fakkan is the second largest on the east coast after Fujairah City and is set on the bay of Khor Fakkan, which means 'Creek of Two Jaws'. It is the site of Khor Fakkan Container Terminal, the only natural deep-sea port in the region and one of the major container ports in the UAE. The city is geographically surrounded by the Hajar Mountains on its western end. From beaches to mountains, historic castles, museums and mosques - Khor Fakkan has plenty of attractions.
The main attraction of the town is Khor Fakkan Beach. Situated on the northeastern end of the city, Khorfakkan Beach has a thriving coral reef, which is a testament to the government's conservation efforts. Naturally, it has become a favorite .....
Distance (From Fujairah): 30 Kms
Trip Duration (From Fujairah - Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Beach | City
#15 of 15 Places to Visit in Fujairah
At a distance of 12 km from Fujairah, 35 km from Khor Fakkan, 110 km from Sharjah and 122 km from Dubai, KKalba is a quaint town that is described as an exclave of Sharjah that lies on the coastline bordering the Gulf of Oman. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the emirate of Sharjah.
The town was captured by the Portuguese Empire in the 16th century and was referred to as Ghallah. It was attacked and sacked by the Sultan of Muscat in 1811 as part of the ongoing Omani campaign against the maritime forces of Al-Qasimi. It was a Trucial State from 1936 to 1951, before being reincorporated into Sharjah. However, peace was short-lived with more strife becoming evident with the establishment of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. A settlement arrived in 1972 with the mediation of Sheikh Rashid of Dubai and several other rulers in the area.
Kalba is particularly well known for Khor Kalba or the Kalba creek, a swampy area populated by beautiful dense mangrove forests deemed .....
Distance (From Fujairah): 12 Kms
Trip Duration (From Fujairah - Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Fujairah experiences warm weather most of the year. However, Winter season from October to March is the best time to visit Fujairah when the weather is cool and ideal for sightseeing. The summer months of May-August are pretty hot.
Fujairah usually takes 1-2 days to visit the most important tourist attractions. Fujairah can be mixed with near by wonderful destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman by adding few additional days to your trip.
Budget of Fujairah trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Fujairah tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 9200 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 14340 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Fujairah like Al Bidyah Mosque, Fujairah Fort & Heritage Village, Fujairah Museum, Bithnah Fort, Fujairah Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Snoopy Island, Bull Butting / Bull Fighting, Al Hayl Castle, Awhlah Fort, Ain Al Madhab Spring Park, etc.
Some of the famous items to buy in Fujairah are Persian Rugs, Hookah pipes, toys, pots, Gold, Arabian Coffee, etc.