Fujairah

Information

Type of the vacation

Family, Beach

Population

202,667 as of 2014

Area size

1,166 sq. km

Fujairah, one of the seven emirates constituting the UAE, is a popular tourist destination. Fujairah is the only emirate that lies to the eastern end of the UAE, along with Gulf of Oman, while the other six emirates are located along the Arabian Gulf. The Hajar Mountains separate Fujairah from the rest of the country.

There are several tourist attractions in Fujairah. The Fujairah port is an important port for container liners and the world’s largest livestock shipping companies have set up their main holding station for cattle for the entire Arabian Peninsula here. The clean beaches and the numerous water sports such as water surfing, yachting, swimming and deep sea fishing, draw tourists all round the year. Fujairah has some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the UAE, and there are other water sports such as yachting, swimming, water surfing and deep-sea fishing that also attract tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit Fujairah is during the autumn or spring when the temperature is still hot, but the rains are yet to arrive.

The proximity of the Gulf of Oman determines a pleasant temperate climate in Fujairah, only rare storms, unlike other emirates, and rare temperature extremes. The swimming season lasts all year round in Fujairah.

Local Currency

The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar.

Rulers

H. H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqiis the Ruler of Fujairah. He was born on the 22 February 1949 in the emirate of Fujairah, where he completed his early education. He travelled to the United Kingdom to complete his studies in the Military Academy. He returned to the UAE in 1971 to support his father as Deputy Ruler of the emirate of Fujairah. In 1971, after the proclamation of the UAE Federation, he was named as Minister of Agriculture and Fishery.

Sheiks (1971 emirs) Fujairah kind of ash-Sharqi
1876-1936 gg. I Hamad bin Abdallah
1936-1974 gg. Mohammed bin Hamad
1974 to the present day Hamad Bin Muhammad II

History

The history of Fujairah dates back to years before the birth of Christ. Fujairah’s modern history began in 1808 when Sheikh Mohammed bin Mattar, leader of the Sharqi tribe, built his castle and the old city surrounding it.

Economy

Due to its strategic position, with the UAE’s only access to the Indian Ocean, Fujairah has a bustling, important multipurpose port. In fact, Fujairah ranks as one of the top three bunkering locations in the world.

The Fujairah Port is an important port for container liners and for the world’s largest livestock shipping companies, which have set up their main holding station for sheep and cattle for the entire Arabian Peninsula here.

The emirate’s economy relies on trading, manufacturing, ships supply services, transport, storage and agriculture. Its GPD reached 140,93 million AED in 2014.

Tourist attractions in Fujairah

Ain Al Madhab Gardens
Heritage Village
Fujairah Fort
Fujairah Museum
Bull Butting
Bithna Fort
Al Hayl Castle
Ottoman Mosque
Wadis
Masafi

Geography

Fujairah is the only emirate that is located completely on the eastern coast of the UAE, along the Gulf of Oman. It is bordered by the emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah on the west, by the Sultanate of Oman from the north and by the emirate of Sharjah from the south. The shores of Fujairah extend along the Gulf of Oman for about 70 kilometres from the city of Fujairah in the south to the town of Dibba in the far north. The total area of the emirate of Fujairah in is 1,450 square kilometres.

Among the local population in recent years has been valued education, thanks to the UAE in particular, in the Emirate of Fujairah created a good world-class higher education institutions, opened the scientific and educational centers of the largest technically advanced companies in the world.

Population

Population in Fujairah reached 202,667 according to the Statistical Yearbook of 2014.

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