Fujairah, one of the smallest of the seven Arab Emirates, enjoys a stunning setting with the majestic mountains as backdrop, leading down to the shores of the Gulf of Oman. This low-key resort is perfect if you’re looking to relax on sprawling beaches and to swim in clear waters full of fish and coral formations. Fajairah has an abundance of modern hotels and restaurants yet very few nightclubs and discos. Visit the Masofi market, located on the Dudai-Fajairah road, where hand crafted rugs, pottery and antiques are good buys and the Tourist Night Souq, a shopping mall packed with over 100 stores, is open until the early hours. Discover a vibrant culture as you visit historic landmarks such as Fujairah Fort and Al-Bidiyah Mosque. Head up winding roads into the Hajar Mountains to see small oasis villages, spectacular vistas and deep canyon scenery. Year round sunshine makes Fujairah the perfect choice for a winter or summer break.
It’s easy to spend your days on the beach or swimming in the clear seas around Fujairah but there are many other activities to experience. Powerboat racing is popular and the annual Power Boat Racing World Championship is held in the area in October. Fujairah Marina offers some boat and diving trips. Explore the desert on a 4x4 desert safari. The Fujairah Museum and the Bidiya Mosque are well worth a visit. Go swimming in the Ain Al Madhab Gardens with its two swimming pools fed by natural mineral springs. Experience a bull-butting fight where the bulls fight each other not a matador. The Tourist Night Souq provides not only shopping, but roller coaster rides and games for the entire family.
The nightlife in Fujairah is low-key and is mainly hotel based with hotels having their own entertainment programmes, shows and discos.
In Fujairah you can enjoy the best of Arabic and Indian cuisine. International restaurants and fast food options are also available. The night-time souq market has eateries located throughout the selling booths. Start your meal with a selection of mezze and then follow with locally caught fish or shellfish and delicacies such as machbou (spiced lamb with rice) and meshwe (a mixed grill of various types of meat and sausage). The middle east is famous for its sweet pastries, although fruit is the usual dessert.
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