Fujairah – the city of historic architecture and legaciesPosted by: admin | Posted on: December 10, 2020
Much of the visitors visiting the United Arab Emirates remain in Dubai and/or Abu Dhabi, the most prominent and richest Emirate. There are, however, seven separate Emirates in the UAE, all open to tourists. Although not so many sparkling skyscrapers, giant malls, and luxury hotels are in the smaller emirates, they will show you a more practical way of living in this region, where 80% of people are actually from outside of Europe. In this article, we will soon present the emirate of Fujairah and its capital city, Fujairah City.
The remote emirate of Fujairah offers historical sights, mountain views, and beach life as well. Fujairah Emirate is the only emirate on the Persian Gulf and sits by the Gulf of Oman. It is the second smallest emirate in population and the third smallest in size. In Fujairah, there will be not much skyscraper, and tourism is not as built as in Dubai elsewhere.
The Emirate economy lies in the thriving Free Region with foreign firms and with the transportation and associated facilities provided by the Port of Fujairah. You would need to get a bus from Dubai to get to Fujairah using public transportation. There is a new highway linking these two cities, and it takes about 2.5 hours for the bus ride to Fujairah, across landscapes packed with desert and mountains. In Fujairah city itself, there are some inexpensive lodging options, such as Airbnb houses, and more luxury hotels and resorts by the beaches, mainly outside the city Centre.
To be honest, the city of Fujairah is not especially stunning, but it has a certain beauty and some fascinating sights right in the middle of the city. The tourist industry has begun to expand and Fujairah is rising. There is still a great deal of public transit in the area, but thankfully it is not too wide for exploring on foot. Sunset across the mountains are also rewarded for evening hikes.
North of Fujairah, along the coasts, there are the finest beaches and virtually all resort hotels. Outside the town, there are several ancient fortifications and castles, and old mosques in the Emirates. Hajar Mountain Range is home to magnificent rivers called wadi and hot mineral sources and distinguishes Fujairah from other emirates in western Europe. The pretty mountainside village of Masafi is known for its mineral springs and vibrant local markets at the border with Fujairah and Ras Al-Khaimah.