Sightseeing in Fujairah - what to see. Complete travel guide

Fujairah is the youngest of the seven emirates that make up the country. It is located in the central part of the Al Hajar Mountains and is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. The capital of the emirate is the city of Fujairah, which strikes visitors with the beauty of its broad and spacious streets decorated with modern architectural buildings. The emirate is located on the coast, making it the most beautiful and unique one in the UAE.
The city is really rich in beautiful sculptures and fountains. This place is not overloaded with massive skyscrapers, making it even more comfortable for high quality rest. Despite the small age of the emirate, here have remained really many historical monuments. The ancient fort is surely the most famous of them. Local museums exhibit a collection of artifacts discovered by archaeologists during excavations in such areas as Bithnah and Qidfa. Fujairah attracts tourists with its magnificent nature, beaches and absolutely stunning mineral springs.
There are three main tourist areas in Fujairah. These are Ain al-Gamura, Ain Al Madhab, and Al Wurrayah protected areas. The beaches of the emirate are perfect for water sports and diving. Every year thousands of tourists come here to admire the beauty of the local underwater world. It is also possible to participate in a desert safari on jeeps and take part in mountain excursion routes. Shoppers should certainly visit numerous shopping arcades and shops, as well as the famous "Friday" market located on the border with Sharjah. In addition to traditional forms of entertainment tourists can also attend bull-fights or watch energetic and unpredictable marine racing. Copyright
Al-Bidiya Mosque is really worth mentioning among other historical sights. It is the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and one of the oldest in the world. Though the explicit data about the time of its construction do not exist, the very first written records of the mosque were found more than 500 years ago. Al-Bidiya Mosque is accessible for adherents of any faith. It is a unique architectural monument. It may seem that the mosque is manually made of sand at first sight. The external cladding is rather rough. The interior design, however, is distinguished by elegance and luxury. Many original elements of decoration have survived there.
Some unique nature reserves including Wadi Vuraiya Park are also presented on the territory of the sheikdom. Wadi Vuraiya Park covers about 127 sq. km. Sources of fresh water so rare for the state are located there. The main part of the park is occupied by rocky mountains. They include numerous lakes, rivers, and streams. About 300 species of plants and more than a hundred animal species live there.
The ancient El Heil fort is a bright monument of colonial times. It was built by the Portuguese in 1670. Initially, the fortress stood upon a small hill. From different perspectives, it seems to be hovering in the air. The old fort is one of the few fortifications in the country, that has been kept in pristine condition. Today, almost the entire territory of the fort is open for public visits. The atmosphere of the previous years has been restored in its halls as closely as possible. A small factory that manufactures date molasses occupies its ground floor.
Those who prefer to stay away from crowded places, should visit the miniature coastal town of Dibba. Some important archaeological areas are found there, where traces of the Iron Age settlements have been discovered. Historical monuments of different epochs have been preserved on the territory of the town. This area is also famous for its marvelous seascapes.

Sights around Fujairah from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Ferrari World

From the series “The Most Fantastic Amusement Parks in the World”
In addition to the attractions, the covered park has a trading gallery where guests can buy souvenirs or order exclusive gifts. In the park there are the first class restaurants of Italian and international cuisine, as well as the excellent cinema, so you can relax here all day. Ferrari World is the largest covered entertainment park in the world. Its surface area is 86 sqkm. The surface of the pavilion is much larger and is 200 sq km. You can even see it from the cosmos. … Read further

Starbucks Coffee Shop

From the series “The Most Unusual Restaurants of Fast Food Chains”
The first cafes of the chain were opened in the 1970s. For a few years the Starbacks brand coffee has become incredibly popular. Cafes have been opened in the largest European cities. The first cafeteria in the Middle East was opened in 1991. In Kuwait, nowadays, the network of cafes has more than 16000 establishments in 48 countries. In Dubai, a luxury cafeteria is a favourite vacation spot for both locals and tourists. It is not necessary to choose one of the fashionable restaurants to enjoy refined coffee in a no less refined atmosphere, just look into Starbucks. … Read further

Infinity Tower

From the series “Twisted Spiral Buildings and Towers That Are Real”
It is important to note that the skyscraper differs not only in spectacular appearance, but also in its original interior decoration. In some of its rooms there are inclined and curved walls. The cost of one-bedroom apartments located in the Infiniti Tower is about 2 million dirhams, and for an apartment with two bedrooms one must pay about 3.5 million dirhams. At present, the skyscraper is one of the highest residential buildings on the planet. … Read further

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