The Emirate of Fujairah nestles on the east coast between the lunar landscapes of the rugged Hajar Mountains and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with unspoilt natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage, Fujairah is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.
Fujairah's seemingly endless golden sandy beaches border the Gulf of Oman and inviting waters of the Indian Ocean and provide a more tranquil location for an Arabian holiday than neighbouring Dubai. The crystal clear waters harbour a rich marine environment making it one of the best places for snorkelling and scuba diving in the UAE. Avid divers should head to Snoopy Island, which juts out off Al Aqah beach, for the chance to spot green sea turtles, black-tip reef sharks and a myriad of smaller, vibrantly coloured fish.
Take time to explore further and travel through picturesque fishing villages and past ancient forts, watchtowers and mosques. Sites of interest within Fujairah include Fujairah Fort, a large castle dating back to 1670; the impressive Al Bidyah Mosque; the Fujairah Heritage Village Museum, which depicts traditional Emirati life; and Ain Al Madhab Gardens.
The rugged landscape also provides the perfect setting for a range of activities. Thrill seekers can explore the dramatic canyons and rocky valleys of the Hajar Mountains or travel off-road through dry riverbeds on a bone-shaking adventure.
Immerse yourself in Arabian culture with a visit to the Friday Market in Masafi, which curiously runs daily. This colourful open market is geared towards locals rather than tourists and showcases local pottery, carpets, plants and produce, but it's an ideal place to simply soak up the atmosphere or perhaps practice your bartering skills and grab a bargain.
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GMT +4 hours
For Fujairah, fly from the UK to Dubai which takes approximately 7 hours. It is then 90 minutes drive from Dubai to Fujairah.
Fujairah enjoys virtually guaranteed year-round sunshine. Between December to February temperatures average in the mid-20sºC, rising up into the 30s from March to April and again from October to November. While the scorching temperatures between May-September may be too much for some (usually in excess of 40ºC), it’s one of the few destinations when it’s cheaper to visit during our school summer holidays, whether travelling with children or not.
During Ramadan, it is forbidden to eat, drink or smoke in public places (including hotels and those offering all inclusive) between sunrise and sunset; and no live entertainment is permitted. Hotels usually provide a private area where non-Muslims can eat during the day. Alcoholic drinks are not served in hotels (including those offering all inclusive) on dry days and other days stipulated by the government. Alcohol is available in Dubai hotels after sunset. Please ask for more details at time of booking.