The town of Fujairah is located within the Emirate of the same name, which is the newest and eastern most emirate of the United Arab Emirates, in the Middle East. Interestingly, it is the only emirate not to be facing the Persian Gulf, but rather overlooks the stunning Oman Gulf.
It is not renowned for its tourism, as the city of Fujairah is primarily a developing business city. However, there are some attractions in the settlement, and Fujairah hotels seem to be developing rapidly. Nevertheless, tourism is still placed on the backburner in the city, at this for the time being though. Travel to the city is only possible via road, as trains and plane transportation doesn’t exist at the moment.
However, even business travellers need something to do in the downtime, which means Fujairah has to have something to keep visitors busy. Luckily, the following info digs out some suggestions for activities in the city of Fujairah.
Bull Butting: for centuries, this amazing sport has been watched and loved by the people of Fujairah. It is an activity that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, and visitors will certainly be captivated by it. Two bulls basically charge into each other, to test their strength. Women, children, men, the young, and the old are all equally fascinated by this ancient sport. Take particular attention to the judges, as they tend to sit a little too close to the bulls, even for spectators’ liking.
Dining: although it is not overly renowned for its cuisine, the city of Fujairah contains a remarkable array of restaurants for visitors to try. An evening out with the family, friends, or significant other is very possible in the city, with Lebanese, Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian restaurants all available in the town.
Fishing: being located along the coastline of the Oman Gulf, it is not surprising that boating attractions are one of the most popular activities in the city of Fujairah. There are many great species of fish that can be caught from just off the coastline of the city, so chartering a boat has been a popular past time in the city for decades.
Diving: just to the north of the city of Fujairah lays several excellent scuba diving spots for tourists and locals. The warm waters of the Oman Gulf have led to a magnificent range of fish and aquatic species, some of which are extremely spectacular. Why not see them in there natural environment.
Drinking: yes, this city is part of the United Arab Emirates, but there are still some establishments that operate for the evening out in mind. After a good meal at one of the restaurants, there is no need to call it a night, as several bars and pubs remain open till late. Prices are not overly expensive, and the bars don’t tend to be too crowded on many nights of the week.
Cinemas: if drinking just isn’t desired, then try visiting the cinemas. There are Hollywood movies, local movies and Bollywood movies to experience in the cinemas.
Historical Exploration: when it comes to history, Fujairah does have an interesting one. This can be seen in a number of sites located around the city and its surrounding outskirts, including the local museum and the ancient fort. The museum contains many exhibits from the area, and is open from about 8:00 in the mornings to the late evenings every night.
Power Boating: every year the power boating world championships are held in the city. Fujairah hotels are usually busier during this time, so visitors coming to the city when the championships are taking place should book well in advance.
Lek Boonlert is an editor and content reviewer at DirectRooms and is responsible for all Fujairah Hotels content.