Fujairah holds a unique position in the UAE. It is the only emirate that lies on the eastern side of the UAE, along the Gulf of Oman, while all the six other emirates are along the Arabian Gulf.
The Hajar mountain range that divides the UAE in two, from Ras Al Khaimah to Al Ain has kept Fujairah separated from the rest of the country.
Fujairah’s main occupation in the past were fishing and agriculture.
Pearl fishing was non-existent because the waters of the Gulf of Oman were much deeper and colder than the Arabian Gulf, not suitable for the growth of pearl oysters.
The Fujairah port is an important port for container liners and for the world’s largest livestock shipping companies which have set up their main holding station for sheep and cattle for the entire Arabian Peninsula here.
Its clean beaches, the numerous water sports like swimming, yachting, water surfing and deep sea fishing attract tourists all-round the year.