Surprisingly different - discover a holiday in Fujairah!
Fujairah is one of the smaller of the seven United Arab Emirates and the only emirate whose coast is on the Gulf of Oman rather than on the Persian Gulf. Fujairah is only 90 minutes from cosmopolitan Dubai and is an insider tip among Arab travel destinations. It is rather mountainous compared to the other emirates and as a result there is more rainfall compared to the rest of the region, although the climate is warm and dry for most of the year. Between October and March, the average daytime temperature is around 25°C and it hardly ever climbs above 30°C. In the summer, on the other hand, it is quite possible to rise to 40°C and more.
The incredible underwater world of the Gulf of Oman is pure magic! Discover the vast wealth of fauna in the four nature reserves, and savour the enchanting long sandy beaches and the oriental flair. Fujairah has pristine desert and mountain scenery, traditional Bedouin sites, fantastic beaches with modern resorts and numerous original attractions such as camel races. The emirate is the ideal destination for all those looking for sun, sea and adventure, those wanting to spend an unforgettable diving holiday, wanting to relax on the beach and those fascinated by unique desert and mountain landscapes such as the Hajar Mountains.
Besides the natural beauty, there are also cultural highlights to be discovered in Fujairah. How about a visit to the fort in Fujairah, or to the oldest existing mosque of the Emirates, or the city of Dibba – which is a great experience due to its affiliation with Oman, the Sharjah emirate and Fujariah, and the traditional dhow port. A visit to the Fujairah International Marine Club is also worthwhile, especially in February when you can watch the traditional dhow races.
Enjoy oriental delicacies in Fujairah and relish in the diversity of the Arabic cuisine. The "Souk Al Juma" (the Friday market in Masafi) is the perfect place to test local specialities and find out the goings-on of an oriental bazaar. Haggle and shop to your heart's content!