Fujairah is a modern city separated from the rest of the United Arab Emirates by the jagged line of the Hajar Mountains. Most of the residents in the UAE consider it as a laid back destination which is great for a weekend escape. With mountains and the beaches, the city of Fujairah makes a fantastic place to explore. Check out the main things to do in Fujairah below.
The oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates is located in Fujairah. The mosque was named after the town that once surrounded it. The engineering features of Al- Bidyah Mosque is highly appreciable as it survived all the natural calamities so far. The mosque has well built arches, ventilation, a prayer hall, and a mihrab.
Fujairah is one emirate that shares its land with Arabian Gulf. Those who would like to have some adventures such as scuba diving and snorkeling can go to these beaches. Those who are lazy to do activities, can spend their time soaking in the sun.
A wadi is a dry riverbed which usually gets filled with water when it rains. Thanks to the topography of this emirate, there are plenty of Wadis in Fujairah such as Wadi Siji, Wadi Saham, and Wadi Maidaq. Wadi Ham has the longest valley, and Wadi Al Taiwan is funniest to visit.
Ain al-Madhab Hot Springs
Ain al-Madhab Hot Springs is famous for its mineral spring that produces sulphuric water which is pumped into swimming pools. Separate pool areas are assigned for males and females. Located in the foothills of
Considered as the oldest fort in the UAE, the Fujairah fort was built in 1670. The fort was damaged by the advent of British back in the 20th century. But now it is restored for the public which showcases old houses, traditional life, and has a display of the Al Yazrah irrigation system that Emirati farmers used in their fields.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah is the second biggest mosque after the Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The white wonder can accommodate 32000 people at a time. Unfortunately, this mosque is not open for non muslims, but you can watch it from outside.
If you are a history lover who would like to explore the ruins of ancient times, then you will love this museum. This museum has a vast collection of artifacts dating from the early Bronze Age that was excavated from Qidfa and Bithnah. The highlight of this museum is a bowl made from ostrich egg dating back 2,200 years.
Yes, you guessed it right. Masafi is the place where the Gulf’s leading mineral water is produced. The village is famous for natural spring and is a great place to bargain for carpets, earthenware products, antiques, and local handicrafts.