Overview

Known in ancient times as 'The Land of the Sea Giants', Fujairah is a hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. Unspoiled natural beauty can be found in its wonderful beaches, majestic mountains and historical archaeological sites.

This is a paradise for water sport enthusiasts and the warm crystal waters that harbour a rich and varied marine life, making it particularly popular for diving and fishing. For the more adventurous, off-road drives through desert and boulder-strewn wadis provide magnificent vistas of the towering Hajar Mountains, whose peaks contain some of the oldest rocks in Arabia

Highlights

Beyond the beaches, there's fascinating culture and scenery waiting to be discovered

Step back in time

Take a day trip to the Fujairah Heritage Village which offers an insight into the lifestyle and traditions of local residents. Along with other ancient buildings, the village contains Fujairah Fortress, set on a high hill.

Markets and malls

Retail therapy is close at hand; modern shopping centres offer international brands and local fashions, while the Gold Souq provides more traditional wares - all a short taxi ride from many of the beach hotels.

Events for all

This small emirate is building a reputation for international events, so during a stay watch out for international Taekwondo championships, marathons, XCat powerboat championships - and more local events like traditional rowing and sword tournaments.

When to visit

From May to September daytime temperatures rarely fall below 40°C, while between October and April the temperature averages around 30°C with little humidity. Although rainfall is minimal, it normally occurs during the cooler months from January and March.