Sitting on the dazzling Gulf of Oman, Fujairah City is brimming with history, culture and contemporary style fringed by golden beaches and arid mountains. There are ancient forts to explore, fascinating museums and plenty of local cuisines to devour.
Things to do in Fujairah
Fujairah City is anchored by the towering Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Clad in white granite and marble, its minarets are over 100 metres tall. The cavernous mosque can house up to 28,000 people and welcomes a constant stream of worshippers. While the mosque isn't open to non-Muslims, visitors are welcome to snap photos of the exterior.
Perched on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by lush date palms, the 16th-century Fujairah Fort watches over the city. Wander around the grounds, climb up the watchtowers and walk along the ramparts for sweeping views of the city.
Home to over 100 specialty stores, Fujairah City Centre is one of the UAE's biggest shopping malls. Inside you'll find a huge multiplex 3D cinema and a bustling food court. It's also home to Magic Planet, a family-friendly indoor amusement park featuring rides and games.
From exotic fruit and colourful spices to handicrafts and shisha pipes, Central Souq is a great place to experience Fujairah like a local. It sits at the bottom of Hamad bin Abdullah Road and is packed full of stalls. If you're looking for souvenirs, head down to the night market on the Fujairah Corniche.
Getting around Fujairah
In Fujairah City, taxis are the fastest and easiest way to get from A to B. Fujairah International Airport is just outside the city centre, with the drive taking about 10 minutes. You can also drive from Fujairah to Dubai in around one hour.