Fujairah is the fifth largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates with the highest annual rainfall and the only mountainous emirate with one of the oldest mosques.
The destination is popular for coral reefs, adventure sports and diving. Popular cities and villages in Fujairah are Dibba, Murbeh, Qidfa, Al Bidyah, Masafi, Al-Siji and Al Bithnah.
Nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean, this picturesque town is the perfect holiday destination for anyone looking to enjoy nature due to its location overlooking on Gulf of Oman and the stunning Indian Ocean. In its drive to attract more tourists to the emirate, the public and private sector enterprises have been working closely in terms of hotels and other alternative accommodation availability to accommodate the influx of tourists that visit the emirate especially during the winter season. Some must-do activities in Fujairah include:
Al Bidya Mosque: Al Bidya Mosque also known as Ottoman Mosque was constructed in the 15th century. It is situated in a small village in North of Fujairah and considered one of the oldest mosques of the UAE.
Fujairah Corniche Bull Butting: Every Friday evening, an exciting cultural heritage show for Arabian Bull Butting is arranged in a fenced muddy field opposite to the Fujairah Corniche by locals. It is a just a tug of war contest between two bulls, where one bull has to push the other bull outside the circle.
Fujairah Historic Fort: Fujairah Fort is the oldest historical fort in United Arab Emirates built in the 16th century. Historical record shows it was a defense building for ruling royal family of that time.
Fujairah Museum: Established in 1991 by the Ruler of Fujairah, the Fujairah Museum provides visitors an image of its cultural background and archaeological evidence to prove its inheritance since 3rd Millennium BC.
Ain Al Madhab Garden: The Ain Al Madhab Garden is a popular relaxation spot located near the foothills of huge Al Hajar Mountains. It is more than just a mineral spa where people come for swimming in the warm sulphuric water.
Fujairah Friday Market: Fujairah’s Friday Market is situated at Masafi. It is a great place for tourists to stop by a point on the road and buy some fresh fruits and vegetables which are grown by the locals. There are some stalls of carpets and pottery shops, which allow tourists to buy cultural art pieces of Fujairah.
Snoopy Island: This rocky marine island has immense natural beauty and abundant sea life. Named after a cartoondog character, this island resembles it in shape. It is situated about hundred meters offshore from the Sandy Beach Hotel & Resorts at Al Aqah in Fujairah.
Tennis & Country Club Fujairah: People of all age groups come here not only for relaxation but also for enjoyment. The club has five international floodlight tennis courts and a tennis stadium with the seating capacity of 2,000 persons.
Century Mall: Century Mall is the biggest mall in the eastern emirates of UAE. This mall is situated on the New Al Anjaimat Road next to Al Shabab Club in Al Mazmar Area of Fujairah.
Al Hajar Mountains: The Al Hajar Mountains are the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian Peninsula that run through both the UAE and Oman. The highest named point in the UAE is located there, measuring 1,527 metres high and is called Jabal Yibir. This wild and beautiful mountain range stands proudly to the west of Fujairah.