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A line of mid-rise buildings and office complexes rises from the dry plain of Fujairah City as the Hajar Mountains end and the seashore begins. Fujairah emirate’s business is mainly on the main road, Hamad Bin Abdullah Rd., which has a mix of run-down strip malls, semi-flashy glass and steel buildings, and oil storage containers. Even though it’s not the most beautiful place in the world, it’s worth seeing the archaeology collection and fort on the city’s edge. The Planet Adventure make list of best places to see and best staying places while Fujairah Travel.
What to Look For During Fujairah Travel
In the mosque of Al Bidiyah
The oldest mosque in the world stands out in a country with few other historic sites. The mud and stone mosque got a Certificate of Excellence from The Planet Adventure because it is more than 550 years old and is still used for daily prayers.
The Fort of Fujairah:
This beautiful old fort has a colorful and proud history that goes back hundreds of years before the United Arab Emirates was even made. Damaged by British forces at the beginning of the 20th century, it has since been back to its former beauty, and the area around it has converted into a historic hamlet that you should put near the top of your list of places to see both day and night.
The Fujairah Museum:
Even though Fujairah Fort is the most obvious place to take vacation photos, 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 over 3,200 years.
Legendary fortress Cascades of Al Hayl
About 15 minutes by car from Fujairah is another great historical site. A narrow dirt road leads there, but if you have a 44, the chance to take pictures alone is worth the drive. 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 on Fridays).
The Al Bithnah fort
The third military fort you must see in Fujairah is from the 18th century and has a long and fascinating military history along the East Coast. From the Masafi route into 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 toward 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
The line of Aqah:
Whether traveling with family, friends, or both, the Le Meridian Al Aqah gives you the best of both worlds: a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel experience in a quiet, isolated setting. It has a private beach that is 230 meters long, a well-reviewed spa, water sports for kids and teens, and a number of great places to eat. Dine at the Thai restaurant Taste in the evening, then go to the grape bar Astros on the top floor for a sparkling Friday brunch (Dhs200 if you book online). There are deals for the transition from summer to fall, so keep an eye out for them.
The Sandy Beach Hotel:
Divers have been coming to this beach town with low buildings for decades. “Snoopy Rock,” a popular place to snorkel, is not far from the private beach at the resort. Its name comes from the fact that it looks like a sleeping cartoon dog, which makes it an excellent place for snorkeling and scuba diving. The rooms and chalets that were once called “surfer chic” have been changed into more modern accommodations. There are still only a few places to eat, but now that Amouage, a seafood restaurant with a beach shack theme, is open, there is finally food worth staying for.
The Fujairah Hilton:
The Hilton Fujairah is right in the middle of the city, so it’s easy to get to its historical sites, shops, and essential nightlife. When you’re done seeing the sights, you can relax on a long beach with water sports and a tennis court, if that’s your thing. It is like an excellent buffet in Abu Dhabi. Big-name DJs from Dubai probably won’t play at Fez nightclub, but the late bar, live band, and pool tables will keep you busy until 3 a.m. local time.
The Fujairah Novotel
The Novotel in Fujairah is an excellent place to stay if you want to save money. It costs less than Dhs300 per night. A few hotels hide the Fujairah City Centre mall, which is only a short walk away. Before the sun goes down behind the Hajar Mountains, you can get a great tan on the loungers by the terrace pool. If you’re staying at the hotel, the best place to eat is at Flavours, an international restaurant that opens all day. After going so 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 isn’t much to do in this small, remote part of Fujairah except for some fun ways to connect with nature.