In the city itself, the Trade Center tower stands out among the new modern residential areas. A little further on is a bay, which, together with the port of Khor Fakkan, located to the north, provides the country with direct access to the Indian Ocean. On the coast in winter, you can watch picturesque scenes of fishing with a purse seine. According to Anycountyprivateschools, this traditional method of fishing is still very important to the East Coast fishing communities. The catch is kept in the sun for two or three days to dry out, and then sold for livestock feed or fertilizer. Only a small part of it is used as a seasoning for rice and fish dishes. In the past, dried fish was the region’s main export.
Breathing waterfalls criss-crossing mile after mile of sunny dunes make up a stunning landscape that never ceases to amaze and delight visitors. Falconry, off-road safaris and undeniably the best diving make Fujairah a real treat for vacationers.
However, Fujairah is not only an invitation to rendezvous with history, it is a magnificent resort where diving enthusiasts will have unforgettable moments alone with crystal clear waters and a rich underwater world. In the city itself, among the new modern residential areas, the tower of the Shopping Center stands out. While in the emirate of Fujairah, visit the Friday Market, which offers a huge selection of fruits, dishes, carpets.
On the coast in winter, you can watch picturesque scenes of fishing with a purse seine. This traditional fishing method is still very important to the East Coast fishing communities. In the past, dried fish was the region’s main export.
On the territory of Fujairah, wherever you are: high in the mountains or in the valleys (dried riverbeds of mountain rivers), in coastal palm groves or in fertile fields, you will certainly meet with rich wildlife. Especially after the rain, the mountains bloom violently with colorful colors. Trees and shrubs are in a hurry to give new shoots before the last moisture dries. As for wildlife, here, in the mountains of Fujairah, you can find a variety of Arabian gazelle, you can often meet wild goats, and the Arabian leopard was last seen in 1992 on the top of the mountain.
In the small pools of the river there are many species of fish whose names are not even known, and river toads, whose croaking is sometimes the only sound for many kilometers. The area along the coast, as well as the mountainous uplands of the eastern coast, are home to a wide variety of birds that live here permanently and migratory.
Turtles can sometimes be found on the beaches and sandy coves. They lay their eggs along the coast. They, like all other representatives of wildlife, are strictly protected by the law of the Ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah.
Numerous fountains, sculptures depicting traditional coffee pots and cups add to the charm of this amazingly original corner of the Emirates. Fujairah is a real pearl in the UAE tourist necklace – it is located just two hours from the emirate of Dubai.
Fujairah, which is part of the United Arab Emirates, is less known on the Russian market than Dubai. But in terms of organizing winter tours at sea, this state is in no way inferior to its famous neighbor.
According to Saeed Bin Saeed Ali Sharqi, chairman of the Fujairah Tourism Authority, about 150,000 foreign visitors visited the emirate last year, of whom one in seven were Russians or residents of the CIS. This is not a bad result, considering that seven or eight years ago the total number of tourists did not exceed 50 thousand, and Russians – several hundred. Then the population of the emirate was mainly engaged in agriculture. Now everything has changed: at the service of tourists in Fujairah there are six decent hotels with about 600 rooms. Two of them are five-star.
The best hotel in Fujairah Hilton is located just 10 minutes drive from the international airport and 1.5 hours from Dubai airport, where foreign tourists mainly fly. The Hilton has 92 rooms, three bars, a restaurant, its own beach. By the way, the hotel is allowed to sell liquor.The Ritz Plaza and Al Diar Siji hotels also offer good service.For tourists on a modest budget, there are three-star hotels, in particular the Sandy Beach Motel, and the new Holiday Beach Motel on the east coast. According to Mr. Sharkey, there are already not enough places in the hotels.In the coming years, five more hotels will be built, three of which will be of a high category.
In order to receive more cruise ships, it is planned to modernize the seaport. In general, cruise tourism is one of the priorities in the development of the industry in the emirate – many cargo and passenger ships pass through the port of Fujairah.
It is cozy and calm in the provincial style in seaside hotels with their sandy beaches, superbly equipped with everything necessary for scuba diving and hunting, even at night. No wonder the Arabs themselves prefer Fujairah to other emirates for sea holidays.