A string of mid-rise buildings and office complexes rises from the arid plain of Fujairah city as the Hajar Mountains end and the seashore begins. The Emirate of Fujairah’s business is mainly on the main road, Hamad Bin Abdullah Rd., which has a mix of crumbling shopping malls, half-lit glass and steel buildings and oil storage containers. Although it is not the most beautiful place in the world, it is worth checking out the archaeological collection and the fort on the edge of the city. Planet Adventure lists the best places to see and the best places to stay during Fujairah Travel.
What to look for when traveling to Fujairah
In the mosque of Al Bidiyah
The oldest mosque in the world stands out in a place with few other historical sites. The mud and stone mosque received a Certificate of Excellence from The Planet Adventure because it is more than 550 years old and is still used for daily prayers.
This beautiful old fort has a colorful and proud history dating back hundreds of years before the UAE was established. Damaged by British forces in the early 20th century, it has returned to its former beauty and the surrounding area has been transformed into a historic village that you should put at the top of your list of places to see as day as well as that day. at night.
Although Fujairah Fort is the most obvious place to take holiday pictures, the nearby museum, which is part of the Heritage Village, is also worth a look. The traditional Bedouin museum has tools, gems and weapons from other tribes. Artifacts show that people have lived in the area for more than 3,200 years.
The legendary Cascades of Al Hayl Castle
About 15 minutes drive from Fujairah is another great historical site. A narrow dirt road leads there, but if you have a 44, the photo opportunity alone is worth the drive. On most days, you can arrange for a knowledgeable guide to take you on a short tour of the beautiful fort and nearby archaeological sites (except Fridays).
Al Bithnah Fort
The third military fortress you must see in Fujairah it dates from the 18th century and has a long and fascinating military history along the East Coast. From the Masafi road in Fujairah, you can see the Hajar mountains. Even if you’re eager to get to your hotel and the beach, a weekend in Fujairah isn’t complete without a picnic here. From Masafi, head towards Fujairah on the E89 for 16 kilometers until you reach the fort on the right side of Bithnah.
Places to stay while traveling to Fujairah
Line of Akah:
Whether traveling with family, friends or both, Le Meridian Al Aqah gives you the best of both worlds: a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel experience in a tranquil and secluded setting. It has a private beach that is 230 meters long, a well-reviewed spa, water sports for children and teenagers and a number of excellent places to eat. Dine at Taste Thai Restaurant in the evening, then head to Astros Grape Bar on the top floor for a great Friday brunch (Dhs 200 if you book online). There are offers for the transition from summer to autumn, so keep an eye out for them.
Sandy Beach Hotel:
Divers have been coming to this low-rise beach town for decades. Snoopy Rock, a popular snorkeling spot, is not far from the resort’s private beach. Its name comes from the fact that it looks like a sleeping cartoon dog, which makes it a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving. Rooms and houses that were once called “surfer chic” have been changed to more modern accommodations. There are still only a few places to eat, but now that Amouage, a beach shack-themed seafood restaurant, has opened, there’s finally food worth staying for.
The Hilton Fujairah is right in the middle of the city, so it’s easy to get to the historic sites, shops and essential nightlife. When you’re done sightseeing, you can relax on a long beach with water sports and a tennis court, if that’s your thing. It’s like a great buffet in Abu Dhabi. Big-name DJs from Dubai probably won’t be playing at Fez Nightclub, but the late bar, live band and pool tables will keep you busy until 3am local time.
The Novotel in Fujairah is a great place to stay if you want to save money. It costs less than Dhs 300 for one night. Several hotels hide the Fujairah City Center mall, which is just a short walk away. Before the sun sets behind the Hajar Mountains, you can get a wonderful tan on the sun loungers by the terrace pool. If you’re staying at the hotel, the best place to eat is at Flavors, an international all-day restaurant. After we’ve come this far, why not?
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You can stay at the Radisson Blue Resort in Fujairah.
About 50 kilometers north of the city of Fujairah is one of the most remote beach resorts in the country. It has a beautiful mountain-coast setting, the O2 Spa, an infinity pool and a long stretch of beach. There is not much to do in this small and remote part of Fujairah, apart from some fun ways to connect with nature.