With its relaxed vibes and scenic desert setting, Harrah is a great base for exploring Ras al Khaimah. Surrounded by diverse landscapes, Harrah features an array of outdoor adventures and offers easy access to Fujairah City and the picturesque mountain town of Hatta.
Things to do in Fujairah
Drive 30 minutes east and you'll hit Kalba, a breezy coastal town that's quickly emerging as one of the UAE's top ecotourism destinations. It's fringed by sandy beaches and lush mangrove swamps, which make it a hotspot for rare bird species like the white-collared kingfisher and Indian pond heron.
While the Fujairah skyline is dominated by high-rises, Sheikh Zayed Mosque steals the spotlight. It features a gleaming granite and marble facade, 65 domes and six soaring minarets. Inside you'll find a cavernous prayer hall big enough to house 28,000 worshippers.
Venture inland to find rugged desert scenery. Wadi Al Helo is just 10 minutes south of Harrah and is a popular destination for hikers. Follow the trail to the top of the hill to see a historic fort and ancient Emirati village.
Continue south and you'll reach Hatta, a scenic town set high in the Hajar Mountains and blessed with a cool climate and lush scenery. You can paddle on the emerald Hatta Dam, mountain bike on rugged trails and discover Bedouin culture at the Hatta Heritage Village.
Getting around Fujairah
The easiest way to get around Harrah is by car, with the drive to Fujairah city centre taking around 30 minutes. Fujairah International is the closest airport to Harrah, about 40 minutes by car.