Although it is not as popular as other Emirates like Dubai or Abu Dhabi, the Emirate of Fujairah is of strategic and unique location in the UAE. Being the only Emirate with access to the Indian Ocean, Fujairah has a bustling, important multipurpose port.
Fujairah is ruled by H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, and it spans an area of about 1,300 sq.km. It has an economy based on Fishing and Agriculture, and it is irrigated by rainwater from the Hajar Mountains, making it ideal for farming. Moreover, it enjoys modern facilities and conveniences, and it is linked by modern highways to all major cities in the United Arab Emirates.
Fujairah is about 90 minutes’ drive time from Sharjah, under two hours from Dubai, and just three and a half hours from Abu Dhabi. With its natural beauty, Sandy beaches, historical attractions, mountains and oases, Fujairah can offer tourists great attractions and good activities like exploring the mountains, discovering ancient and modern Arabian culture in addition to water sports.
Attractions there include: bull fighting, Ain Al Madhab Gardens, Fujairah Heritage Village, Fujairah Museum, Masafi Friday Market, Bithna Fort, Bidya Mosque, Al Hail summer palace and much others.