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.

Al Badiyah Mosque

The Al Badiyah Mosque is the oldest extant mosque in the United Arab Emirates.

It is located in a small village in emirate Fujairah about 50 km north from region center. It is also known as Ottoman Mosque.

Fujairah Castle

Another oldest historical monument in UAE – the Fujairah Fort takes you into the past revealing the legacy of its ruling family and the city’s era being a defensive base.

Perched on a hill top surrounded by lush date gardens, this fort is a wonderful structure comprising of three major sections, one square tower, two round towers, and several halls.

One of the area’s prime attractions, the fort holds an imprint of the city’s historic significance.

The nearby Heritage village gives you a glimpse through its restored houses and exhibits about the traditional lifestyle and methods of living of past Emirati inhabitants.

Ain al-Madhab Hot Springs

Fujairah has fascinating geographical elements with a mountainous terrain and beautiful beaches that makes it different from the other cities of UAE.

One remarkable aspect is its picturesque hot springs set at the foot of Hajar Mountains.

The Ain Al Madhad Hot Springs is a great retreat to enjoy a refreshing soak in hot pools, quite popular among tourists and a favorite family weekend spot for the locals.

The mineral springs here produce warm Sulphur water that is pumped into two swimming pools making separate bathing areas for males and females.

This is an amazing natural spot to just relax among Fujairah’s natural surroundings.

Fujairah Beach

The only Emirati to face the turquoise Gulf of Oman waters, Fujairah is blessed with a perfect setting of a spectacular coastline stretch.

The neat beaches with crisp sand and inviting warm waters attracts tourists from all over the world and is a great place to experience loads of water activities such as swimming, surfing, yachting and much more.

The clear waters rich with aquatic life and untouched reefs makes it a happening spot for underwater exploration, so gear up and venture into the waters for some close encounters amid the mesmerizing ocean life with snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.

Those who just want to have a sun soaked lazy day can wander around and enjoy the beach with plenty of recreational and dining facilities.

Masafi Market

A sober village with beautiful natural springs located on the edge of Hajar mountains is quite famous for its markets, especially Masafi Friday markets or as it is locally called ‘Souq al Juma’.

The town market that lies on the Dubai-Fujairah route is the best place to buy numerous handmade crafts from the locals as well as neighboring cities and countries.

The fabulous local market welcomes you with a range of attractive antiques, carpets, earthenware, and local handicrafts.

Here you can stop enroute your drive and shop for indigenous and good quality articles at much cheaper rates than the high-end outlets elsewhere and also take advantage to shop at bargain prices.