Emirate of Fujairah, one of the seven emirates forming the United Arab Emirates, witnessed a rapid rate of economic and social development and tourism activities under the wise guidance of H.H.Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Fujairah.
After the emirate had completed its infrastructure, it set out to implement its ambitious development plan to achieve the ideal exploitation of its resources and to extend the base of industrial, commercial, and agricultural production.
The historical importance of Fujeirah goes back to the period that preceded birth of the christ (peace be upon him), it was known in the old ages as land of the sea giants, and was the first home for immigrants who came from the southeast of Arabian Peninsula and who were later known as the Phoenicians. Some of those immigrants came from Yemen after the collapse of Ma’areb Dam, and of whom the Sharqis tribes descend.
Emirate of Fujairah lies on the eastern part of the arabian peninsula, bordered from the east by Omani coast, from the west by emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah, from the south Kalba and it faces Omani coast. Fujairah extends 70 km. on the Gulf of Oman from Ousla village to Dibba to the north.
Total aria of Fujairah is 1450 sq.km., made of varying heights mountains and hills, plains, cast, oasis and desert areas.
The climate in Fujeirah is semi tropical with varying temperature, rare rain, high level of evaporation and varying degree of humidity.
Last census showed that total population of Fujairah was 100,000. Main cities are Al Fujairah, Dibba, Mirbeh, Al Bidiah and Masafi.
Fujairah is one of the most attractive tourist and travel destination in the region, and has a lot of Attractions and activities to offer.
For the historian, Fujairah is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered The old fort in Fujairah’s historic town which is approximately 300 years old and the many small wind towers still standing in neighbouring villages as proud reminders of the town’s recent past. However, archaeological steps have shown that man’s presence in the region actually dates back to the Iron Age. In fact, some of -the most important archaeological finds in the Arabian Gulf have been made in the area.
Situated just two km away from the main town. It is a strategically located mud brick structure. A huge castle built in 1670 A.D. which consists of 3 major parts and several halls and towers surrounded by the old Fujairah.
The fort was fully renovated in year 2000.
Al Bidya Mosque
Dates back 400 years and displays a unique feat of engineering for the time. All four domes are supported by one central pillar and internal decoration combines stone carvings with special shelves to house the Holy Quran.
Al Bidya Mosque is located close to Al Bidya village about 30 km North of Fujairah.
Al Heil Castle
At Al Heil village, 8km south-west of Fujairah city.
One of the most famous castles in the Emirate of Fujairah, it used to be headquarters for the ruler and had been used for patrolling, surveillanc and to defend neibouring area.
AL Bithnah Forte
Built in 1735 near Al Bithnah Village 13 km west of Fujairah city, it has guarded the strategic route across the Hajar mountains throught Wadi Ham since the 18th Century, and was considered among the most important forts and castles in eastern part of UAE.
Some of the most important archeological finds in the Arabian Gulf have made in the area, and archeological excavations have shown that man’s presence in the region actually dates back to the Iron Age.
Fujairah’s unspoiled natural beauty and have all nice faces of rich and beautiful nature: mountains, waterfalls, oases and long beaches and more than 30 large valleys in addition to several smaller ones. It is also the land of water springs, cold and warm.
Ain Madhab Park: A 50 hectare park and resort for families, is a popular park in Fujairah, looks like a green carpet with the grass and many kinds of trees and flowers planted.
Ain Al Ghamour: Over 20 km south of Fujairah, in a mountains area, the spring water temperature reaches 60 centigrade, and it is visited by tourists and cure seekers from diseases like rheumatism, backache and arthritis.
Wadi Ham – The largest and longest valley, springs from Masafi area and travel 30 km to the dam.
Wadi Zikt – Located in Dhadnah area 8 km off the coast. Wadi Zikt dam is one of the largest in Fujairah.
Wadi Al Wurayah – Major tourist ATTRACTIONS for its lovely scenery, 42 km to the north of Fujairah.
Al Wurayah Waterfalls – In Wadi Al Wurayah. The beauty of water falls in the midst of lovely scenery.
Wadi Al Tawian – Some 45 km off the city of Fujairah, can be reachd throught rough mountain routs.
Wadi Siji – About 49km north of Fujairah, springs from Masafi and travel to Al Zaid and Umm Al Quwain.
Wadi Dlm Waterfalls – Beautiful waterfalls in Wadi Dlm, one of the subsidiaries forming Wadi Siji.
Masafi Waterfalls – This waterfalls is coming from one of the springs in Masafi to Wadi Siji.
Wadi Al Hail- Famous Wadi in Fujairah, Springs from Al Hail and travel 15 km in the south west of the Emirate.