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Top 10 Best Places To Visit In Al Fujairah

What to do in Al Fujairah

 

Al Fujairah is a city in the United Arab Emirates located on the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula on the Gulf of Oman. It’s home to the Al Maha Desert Resort, a luxury desert resort and one of the Middle East’s most authentic desert experiences. It is also the birthplace of Dubai, the modern Dubai, Home to the vibrant Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 358 meters (1,633 ft) tall. Getting Yourself Ready While Dubai is certainly paradise, it’s not possible to visit it without first taking some precautions. This includes a comprehensive health and hygiene plan, and covering your family members’ bases in case of emergency. Before you leave home for the first time, always ensure that you have at least a basic level of personal protective equipment (PPE) at hand. Soap and water will suffice, but latex gloves are always recommended.

Where to go in Al Fujairah

Al Fujairah is a city in the Emirate of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. It is the second largest and most populous city in the emirate, after Fujairah City. It is located about 60 km south of the emirate’s capital, Fujairah City. Al Fujairah is also known as the City of Palm Trees and has been extensively developed, especially over the previous decades. The current status of the city before 2020 was relatively good. While it had a small population of less than 400,000 people, the city could boast several central riverside parks, such as Burmese Waters. Also, a large district was built to accommodate the southbound parters and their boisterous parties to entertain them throughout the day. However, looking at the city from a future perspective, Al Fujairah is on its way to be a modern metropolis. During 2020, the newly-built CBD, Al Barsha district, the incidental area, as well as the rest of the city is on the move. The Horniman Museum which opened in 2020, is a good testimony of the city’s continuous growth and development. In the next couple of years, we can hardly expect Al Barsha District to look the same. In 2021, another waterfront area, the Cluster, is scheduled to open on the island of Burmese Waters, less than one kilometre away from Al Barsha. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cluster is a mixture of hotels, museums, open squares and smaller parks all within a five-kilometre radius of the burmese shore. Of course, the number one tip you should pay particular attention to in 2021 is Dubai’s new Charles Shattenary International Airport. It is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021, and will be the second busiest airport in the Middle East after Dubai International Airport.

How to get around in Al Fujairah

The easiest way to get around in Fujairah is by car. There are also a number of taxis, buses, and services available for rent. Renting a car or taking a taxi is usually the easiest way to get around if you’re staying in a hotel or have friends in Fujairah. But if you are looking to visit the best beaches in the region, then get ready for a tour to the most popular ones. These tours typically last for 4 hours and cover the best beaches of each island. You have the option to spend a night or two in the sights. Check out our top pick for the best beaches in Al Rhazah below! For those who like to swim, there are some really good options for you to choose from. If you aren’t keen to swim, you can also go to the nearby beach of Burj Al Arab or the nearby Beach Safari in Al Ain. If you are lucky enough to be staying somewhere in Al Ain, check out the most popular beaches for you to check out.

Top 10 Places to visit in Al Fujairah

  1. Al Hamra Village: Al Hamra Village is a quaint little village located just outside of the town of Al-Fujairah. It was once the stronghold of the ruling family of the emirate. The village has been preserved well and is a great place to visit.
  2. Al Hadba Mountains: One of the most impressive sights in the region is in fact, the Al Hadba Mountains, located above the town of Al-Fujairah.
  1. Jebel Tamar Valley: The Jebel Tamar Valley is a scenic region located 72 km east of Al-Fujairah. The nearby gushing waterfalls are some of the best adventures in the region.
  2. Al Wasl Mountain: The mountain in Al-Fujairah is totally named after its leader, who was allegedly a rider from ancient Arabia (Suygu Al Wasl). It is the highest point in the emirate and offers amazing views overlooking the Fujairah Lake.
  3. Jebel Rukh Mountain: The last and the best peak down south in Al-Fujairah is called Jebel Rukh, which is one of the highest peaks in the Middle East (bubuh Al-Qasim Al-Wasl).
  4. Jamiah Mountains: This mountain east of Al-Fujairah is one of the Seven Holy Sites in Saudi Arabia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the magnificent relics and artifacts it houses.
  5. Al Fujairah Lake: Al-Fujairah has magnificent waterfalls located all around the town. The waterfall at Al-Fujairah is such an awesome sight to see because of how beautiful it is.
  6. Al Burj Al Arab Hotel: The Al Burj Al Arab Hotel is a magnificent hotel located in Al-Fujairah and it is a five-star hotel. It is second only to the Four Seasons Alhamra.
  7. Al Jayyid Mountain: This is another legendary peak in the region, and it is regarded by locals as one of the best destinations in the country to visit.
  8. Al Khawaneej National Park: One of the most popular and beloved national parks in the world, Al Khawaneej National Park covers 4,919 square kilometers (1,897 square miles) and is located in the southwestern part of Al-Fujairah.

Culture & History

Al Fujairah is rich in culture and history as it is in stunning natural landscapes. The city is home to a number of attractions that are well worth exploring. Al Khraj Fort is a historical fort in the city’s centre and is an interesting place to visit. It is highly recommended as it was built during the English colonial period in 1791 and named after the English Governor General Sir Herbert S. Albright and Queen Charlotte’s husband, Sir John Herbert, who was killed in the Battle of Jebel Ali. This architectural facility provides visitors with a view over the water against the backdrop of the Red Mountain. The fort also houses the Al-Mustansir National Museum, a museum that houses artifacts from the early Islam period in the city. The museum also features a magnificent dome and a number of stories to tell depicting the life of the first two caliphs, Ali and Husayn. Little known fact: while you are in Al Kharj you must visit the alley where Mansour bin Nasser, nicknamed the crocodile of Al Kharj, lives. Known as the crocodile of Al Kharj, Mansour is famous as one the most aggressive crocs in the market. He might even be the worst crocodile in the world! His natural habitat is vast, he can adapt to a wide range of habitats, eats almost anything he catches, and his verbal attack can be menacing. If you meet a crocodile, do not approach it but leave it alone! Mansour was given fame when he attacked an 80-year-old British tourist named Mary Harper in July 2009. In the aftermath, they faced off multiple times until finally, on July 26, 2011, during the famous Abu Dhabi Shark Trial, Mansour lost his battle and was hand-reared despite the objections of his captors. Visit the museum to see Albert Einstein’s portrait displayed on Mansour’s snout.

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