Sunday, July 31, 2011

Things to do in Fujairah


If you are looking for a place to stay in Fujairah during the summer months,  there are a number of hotels that line the beaches like Royal Beach Hotel and Resorts, Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach, 


Fujairah Rotana Hotels and Resorts, Fujairah JAL Hotel Resort and Spa, Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort and Hilton Fujairah Resort to name a few, room rates ranges from a backpackers budget to the most expensive ones and you should eye on the summer rates and promotions of different hotels to get a good deal for your money. These hotels are packed with activities that are customizable according to your request and liking, prices vary depending on the event organizers having their offices in the hotel and some are organized by the hotel itself. Activities include beach volleyball, tennis, table tennis, beach soccer/football, billiards, darts tournament, desert safari, giant garden chess, squash, table football, shows at the amphitheatre, archery, badminton, bicycling, bird watching, golf, historical tour/sightseeing tours, minigolf, mountain safari, wadi bashing trips and island hopping.


Another attractions in Fujairah is Wadi Wurayah-a protected mountain area in the UAE and is believed to be the home to the country's last Arabian leopard. It is advisable to visit the place when there is no rain predicted over the area, it is not advisable to go there during winter season when the country experience rain showers as it can get very dangerous as rain water rises quickly up to alert level. The road to the wadi is rocky and small cars cannot go deep into the rock mountains, some leave their cars at the mouth of the wadi and trek all the way inside and those who have 4x4 cars can enjoy a bumpy fun ride. There is a small waterfall and a place to swim. Ideally, you can go there early in the morning before it gets crowded.

Al Bidya Mosque or also known as Al Badiyah or Al Badiya is the oldest mosque in the UAE, as old as 1446 AD and it is located in Fujairah, it is also one of the popular tourist stop over in Khor Fakkan.


Related readings if you want to know more about this Emirate: Fujairah in Focus
In the article Developing tourism in Fujairah  I would suggest for mountain activity to have  a zip line, now becoming very popular in my country
For more things to do in Fujairah: Bull Butting: Gremlines

3 comments:

  1. Hi Carla,

    Thanks a lot for the mention :)

    We were in Fujairah on the weekend and drove past the Oman inclave at Wadi Madbah, you might consider it too :)

    By the way, here's greeting you and your family Ramadan Kareem!

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  2. hi, di pa yata kami nakarating duon, sa susunod sigurong punta namin, may iba pa ngang places na napunhtahan na namin pero di ko na maalala ang name ng lugar, hinalungkat ko yung mga photos namin kaya ko lang natandaan.

    Ramadan Kareem din sa inyo.

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  3. Fujairah may be just a one-hour drive from Dubai (or two hours if you’re travelling from Abu Dhabi) but the dramatic landscape of this east coast gem makes it feel like a different world.
    Fujairah Hotels are some of the stupendously extravagant places to stay.

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