Fujairah, one of the seven emirates constituting the UAE, is a popular tourist destination. There is plenty to see and experience in Fujairah. Rightly referred to as the Arabian Jewel, this beautiful mountainous region is hospitable, safe and has a rich cultural heritage and tradition.
The Emirate of Fujairah includes one of the most important museums that are spread across the United Arab Emirates, to record the ancestral history and heritage over time through the antiques found by the missions of excavation and archeologists in the recent years.
Among its main attractions is The Fujairah Museum, it was opened on November 30, 1991 and has since been upgraded to include more showrooms and exhibits.
it’s located south of the Fort, opposite the Ruler’s Palace and displays the artifacts found in the archeological digs at Qidfa and Bithna areas. Items dating back to the early Bronze Age (over 4500 years ago) found during the excavations are displayed at the museum. Exhibits such weapons, painted pottery, carved soapstone vessels and pre-Islamic silver coins can be found here.
The Museum includes three halls for heritage; The first hall displayed the occupations known to the region such as agriculture, fishing and trade, as well as the traditional occupants such as weaving and pottery industry.
The second hall is for Heritage and includes ancient weapons used by the ancients as well as types of costumes popular to the people of the region as well as utensils used by the people in the past. Inside the hall is also a model of the popular old house made of palm leaves, and among the weapons displayed in this room, Om Fateela , Al Roomeya, along with an ancient rifle called Khedewi made in 1916.
The halls of antiquities show numerous artifacts that were discovered in multiple locations, including pots made of steatite or chlorite in addition to brass findings and a set of mugs and cups of various shapes and uses.
Opening hours: 8:30am to 1:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm Sunday to Thursday. 2:30pm to 6:30pm on Friday
Contact: +971 9 222 9085