FUJAIRAH

FUJAIRAH


The Emirate of Fujairah is unique among the rest of the Emirates, because it is located on the Gulf of Oman, outside the Strait of Hormuz. The beaches of Fujairah extend on about 90 Kilometers along the Gulf of Oman, which gives Fujairah its unique and important strategic location. The area of the Emirate Fujairah is 1165 square kilometers, equivalent to 1.5% of the total area of the country, without the islands. The total population is 125,698 people, according to the census of December 2005. Fujairah City is the capital of the Emirate of Fujairah, and the residence of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al-Sharqi, the Ruler, and the place of all government departments, institutions and commercial companies.

The City of Fujairah also includes The port of Fujairah, which greatly helped in stimulating Shipping activities and trade, as well as Fujairah International Airport. Fujairah is famous for the existence of a series of rugged mountains that are trapped between Fujairah and the Eastern Coast of the Gulf of Oman, which is one of the most fertile regions of the country, and it is full of farms.

Fujairah is characterized by viable tourist beaches on the coastline, and adjacent high mountains in many areas of the sea shore, natural valleys and springs of marvelous scenes

 

Dibba is one of the important areas of Fujairah, which is famous for fishing, besides including many projects of agriculture and livestock. The Heritage village of Fujairah is located next to Ain Madab park, where it features the perception of the ancient past with all its characteristics and specifications, such as old houses, ancient food-cooking ware, that was used by our ancestors, as well as methods of old irrigation of farms. The Museum of Fujairah showcases archaeological and cultural materials, that have been discovered in the Emirate of Fujairah, and date back to 4500 years ago, in addition to Al Badiya Mosque, which is one of the oldest mosques in the United Arab Emirates, it is known as the Mosque of Othman, and it is famous for the unique design ofthe four small domes at the top surface of the Mosque.