Whether a tourist or a permanent resident in the UAE, if you are looking for an interesting place to escape the bustle of Dubai and enjoy a laid-back vacation that is, at the same time, not short on excitement and activities, you will find that Fujairah is that missing piece of the puzzle.
Located between the rocky mountains of Hajar Mountains and the glistening blue water of the Arabian Sea, Fujairah is blesses with a breathtaking mix of scenery from perfect sandy beaches to adventurous peaks and valleys. On top of its wealth in natural beauty, Fujairah is one of richest emirates in history and culture, with sites dating back to over 4,000 years.
So, without further ado, here are the top 5 things to do in Fujairah:
Al Bidyah Mosque
With fascinating architecture, this white walled mosque is considered the oldest active mosque in the country. Built over 500 years ago in the 15th century, the Al Bidyah Mosque – also known as the Ottoman Mosque – is located to the north of the city at the foot of a tower-topped hill. But, that is not all! Excavations have revealed that the area has been inhabited for over 4,000 years and a massive tomb dating back to the Iron Age has been discovered and available for viewing.
One of the most important historical locations in the UAE, the Fujairah Fort is the oldest of its kind in the country. Perched atop a hill and surrounded by a magnificent backdrop of date gardens, this majestic mud brick fort is definitely one of Fujairah’s most famous attractions with what it holds of history and natural beauty.
Wadi al Wurayah
A protected area of rich history, natural diversity and wild life, Wadi al Wurayah is perfect for those looking to discover the beauty of nature and enjoy a picnic or a day out. Home to one of the rarest animals on the planet: the Arabian Leopard, Wadi al Wurayah is a place not to be missed, indeed.
Fujairah Water Sports
Apart from having an amazing cost line that is perfect for all sorts of beach activities, such as sunbathing, swimming and beach volley, the Fujairah cost is ideal for world-class water sports. If you are looking for a thrilling experience of snorkelling, speed boating, deep-sea fishing, water skiing, etc. then I recommend trying out Radisson Blu’s diving centre. It is conveniently located within a perfect distance from the city so you can enjoy a full day of water sports and activities and still be able to visit the magnificent historical sites, in case you had a condensed travelling itinerary.
Ain Al Madhab Hot Spring
At the foothills of Hajar Mountains, just outside the city of Fujairah, the Ain Al Madhab Hot Springs are the perfect relaxation and refreshment experience. The warm mineral sulphuric water is pumped into two swimming pools, one for males and another for females, and is a great place to spend some quality time with the family.
So, there you have it: the top 5 things to do in Fujairah. Have you been to Fujairah? Tell us about your experience and the places you visited.
Shahbaz ahmed is a technology geek, hobbyist photographer and a backpacker. He likes to travel different region of MIDDLE EAST and share his experience on different travel blogs.