Places To Visit In Fujairah

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1. Fujairah Fort and Fujairah Village

Fujairah Fort and Fujairah Village
4.3 /5

32 km
from city center
1 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Considered as the oldest fort in UAE, Fujairah Fort once served as a defensive structure, as well as the residence of the ruling family. It was the only stone building along the Fujairah coast for many centuries. Established in the year 1670, Fujairah Fort reflects the profound past of the region. It is a mud-brick building comprising of three main sections, numerous halls, one square tower and two round towers.

2. Snoopy Island

Snoopy Island

15 km
from city center
2 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Snoopy Island has become a coveted spot for various watersports, activities and music festivals. Snoopy island gets its name from the interestingly shaped rock that looks like the cartoon character Snoopy lying on its back. The popular water activities here are snorkelling and diving. The area is surrounded by beautiful reefs teeming with shoals of marine life where you can occasionally spot turtles and small sharks. The island also provides advanced classes on diving under its PADI regulated four-day course. Apart from water activities, one can stay at one of Sandy Beach Resort's many beautiful villas by the beach or set up a tent and barbeque. 

3. Al-Bidyah Mosque

Al-Bidyah Mosque
4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
3 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Also known as the Ottoman Mosque, Al-Badiyah Mosque is the oldest mosque in U.A.E, named after the town that once surrounded the holy place. There are several other archaeological sites surrounding the mosque. These sites including the mosque are named as "Al Badiyah Archaeological Mosque" due to their extreme proximity to each other. The site includes four watchtowers, stone walls and foundations of old perished buildings and quite a few stones with petroglyphs and carvings.

4. Bithnah Fort

Bithnah Fort
3.8 /5

25 km
from city center
4 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Bithnah Fort is a historic building located just outside Fujairah city overlooking all the strategic routes that cross the Hajar Mountains through Wadi Ham. Built in the year 1735, Bithnah Fort is nestled along the main highway, 13 km away from Fujairah city. Bithnah Fort is also said to be a site of second millennium BC megalithic T-shaped tomb that was again put in use during first millennium BC.

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5. Kalba Corniche Park

Kalba Corniche Park

38 km
from city center
5 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

The park is recognised as an ideal picnic and barbeque spot among tourists and a number of families. The park also has an open playground for children and access to a beach, but this is not ideal for swimming. The neat and well-maintained park also provides public restrooms and easily available parking spaces. Nearby, one can find accessible grocery shops, cafeterias and restaurants. 

6. Ain Al-Madhab Hot Spring

Ain Al-Madhab Hot Spring
3.7 /5

31 km
from city center
6 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Located just outside the Fujairah city, Ain Al-Madhab does not only serve as a mineral spa but also as a huge park area housing the remnants of Fujairah Fort and Heritage Village. However, these mineral springs producing warm sulphuric water remains the key highlight. The water produced is further drawn into two separate bathing areas, one for males and other for females. The open space in the area also works as an outdoor theatre where traditional performances are held during holidays in Fujairah.

7. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Fujairah

33 km
from city center
7 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah is the second-largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates after Abu Dhabi. Although not open for non-prayer visits, the mosque can be viewed from only the outside. Adorned with six hundred metre high minarets and sixty-four domes; this granite and marble religious structure can comfortably seat 28000 worshippers. In short, the structure covers well over 39000 square metres, equivalent to three football pitches.

8. Al-Hayl Castle

Al-Hayl Castle
4.2 /5

36 km
from city center
8 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Al-Hayl Castle is an ancient structure built about 250 years ago as the residence for the ruling family of Fujairah and has been significant in defending the area through regular patrolling and surveillance.

9. Fujairah Museum

Fujairah Museum
3.7 /5

32 km
from city center
9 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Situated just south of Fujairah Fort, the Fujairah Museum houses a unique collection of archaeological finds exhibiting the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates. The museum showcases the recent excavations of Qidfa and Bithna sites. Exhibits belonging to the early Bronze Age (about 4500 years ago) are on display at the museum.

10. Friday Market

Friday Market

19 km
from city center
10 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Experience the feeling of a traditional Arabian souq (market) at Fujairah's Friday market. Set among mountains and valleys, with an open market setting, the iconic Friday Market attracts visitors from all over the region. It also helps to draw tourists to the city of Masafi. It has been able to retain the atmosphere and aura of an ancient souq.

11. Masafi

3.5 /5

13 km
from city center
11 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Masafi village, snuggling along the border of Hajar Mountains near Fujairah, once served as a trading post and refuelling stop before highways were built in the 1970s. Situated on the border of two emirates, the larger part belongs to Fujairah while the smaller section comes in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah. Masafi village is renowned in U.A.E for its natural springs, with name Masafi itself meaning 'pure water' in Arabic. In addition, the village is the Gulf's top natural mineral water producer.

12. Bull Butting

Bull Butting

35 km
from city center
12 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Bull Butting in Fujairah is a bizarre but popular family event. Introduced by the Portuguese between the 17th and 18th century, the sport has been practised for hundreds of years. Today it serves as a major attraction to the locals. This popular event is organized every Friday around 5:00 PM (except during Ramadan) attracting a lot of tourists and families on an open field.

13. Lulu Mall

Lulu Mall

33 km
from city center
13 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Located in the heart of Fujairah, Lulu Mall provides easy access to quality international brands that all shoppers require and desire. It also presents great dining and fast food options like McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Bombay Chowpatty and so on. The mall is also home to top entertainment facilities, including an ice-skating rink, bowling alleys, rollercoasters, video games, and much more!

14. Corniche Road

Corniche Road

38 km
from city center
14 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Stretching out all the way from Kalba to Khor Fakkan, the Corniche Road is a very popular tourist spot in Fujairah. The road is surrounded by the mountains on one side and with calm, blue waters on the other, making for a sight to behold. The road is popular for its parks, beaches, playgrounds and restaurants at every turn.

15. Century Mall

Century Mall

30 km
from city center
15 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Recognized as Fujairah’s first shopping mall, Century Mall is home to several retail stores, cinemas, restaurants, coffee shops, supermarket and an entertainment zone. Considered to be a less crowded mall, it is ideal for people who do not enjoy large crowds and yet do not wish to compromise on their shopping experience.

16. Fujairah Tower Mall

Fujairah Tower Mall

33 km
from city center
16 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Situated in the centre of the city of Fujairah, the Fujairah Tower Mall is a mall that offers its shoppers with a variety of retail outlets to shop at, and a number of restaurants and coffee shops to dine at. The mall can be found within the Fujairah Tower complex, which is a notable feature in the city’s skyline. The 46-storied Fujairah tower is a commercial, residential and retail space situated in the centre of the city.

17. Diving in Fujairah

Diving in Fujairah

20 km
from city center
17 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Fujairah is home to some of the best diving and snorkelling spots in UAE. Fujairah has an extensive presence of marine life, with the waters having good clarity and good currents making it an easy dive for ones with almost no prior diving experience. Fujairah offers with as many as eleven diving spots including night dives.

18. Fujairah Snorkelling

Fujairah Snorkelling

52 km
from city center
18 out of 18
places to visit in Fujairah

Fujairah, which is one of the Emirates, is located on the Eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates and is known to be an ideal spot for snorkelling. Snorkelling centres in Fujairah provide one of the best experiences in the country and has been attracting a good bunch of adventure enthusiasts to date. With around three to four snorkelling spots, Fujairah has never disappointed its visitors. It is not just an experience but also a way to encounter marine life co-existing with people.

FAQs on Fujairah

What are the top sightseeing places in Fujairah?

The top sightseeing places in Fujairah are Fujairah Fort and Fujairah Village, Snoopy Island, Al Bidyah Mosque, Bithnah Fort, Kalba Corniche Park, Ain Al-Madhab Hot Spring.

How can I commute within Fujairah?

Commuting around Fujairah is quite easy with readily available taxi at affordable price almost anywhere in the city. One will find the shining metered Nissan Altimas and Toyota Camrys as taxi with fare starting from AED 3 during daytime and AED 3.5 at night. One can also take a bus available from the Fujairah bus station connecting almost entire city. The interstate Emirate buses also ply to Dubai. However, the city of Fujairah is not well designed for pedestrians, so beware while walking along the roads.
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Can you suggest an itinerary for Fujairah?

Day 1: Drive to Fujairah from one of the Emirates, check into one of the many fantastic hotels in the Emirate. Visit the Fujairah Fort and Village, the Al Bidyah Mosque which is the UAE's oldest mosque. Then end the day by visiting the Sheikh Zayed mosque during sunset for a beautiful sight of the mosque. Spend the night by the Fujairah corniche and dine at some of the best eateries around the area. 

Day 2: Spend the morning engaging in some exciting water sports at the beach. Go snorkelling, diving and explore Fujaira's beautiful Wadi's
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