Bordered by the sparkling Gulf of Oman and rugged Hajar Mountains, Fujairah doesn't scrimp on scenery. It's dotted with ancient forts, beautiful mosques and palm-fringed beaches.
Things to do in Fujairah
Most travellers make a beeline for Fujairah City, the emirate's bustling capital. It's famous for the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque, with gleaming white minarets that tower 100 metres above the city. Other highlights include the bustling Central Souq and the sprawling Fujairah City Centre mall.
Raised in the 16th century, Fujairah Fort is one of the UAE's most impressive strongholds. Wander around the grounds and admire the lush date palm gardens or climb up the towers and walk along the ramparts for sweeping views of the city.
Dotted with palm plantations and local farms, Wadi Tayyibah is one of the UAE's most scenic hiking routes. The path stretches for 20 kilometres and is peppered with streams and waterfalls. Keep an eye out for native wildlife like mountain gazelles, red foxes, wildcats and Arabian leopards roaming the area.
On the coast, beach resorts like Khor Fakkan and Dibba lure a constant stream of sunseekers. Both are fringed by golden beaches and luxe resorts. There are fantastic diving and snorkelling just off the coast, with the chance to spot turtles, sharks, rays and colourful schools of fish.
Getting around Fujairah
The best way to explore Fujairah is by car. From Fujairah City, you can drive to Dubai in around one hour. If you're heading to Abu Dhabi, allow up to four hours. Local buses are also a great option for budget travellers, while taxis are the easiest and fastest way to get around.