10 Fascinating Facts About Fujairah, The 7th Largest City In UAE

by Deeplata Garde
10 Fascinating Facts About Fujairah, The 7th Largest City In UAE

One of the Emirates situated just 90 km away from the bustling city of Dubai attracts a lot of tourists. Perhaps you won’t want to spend too much time in the town itself, far from the grid of tall office buildings that makes up Fujairah city. The wide variety of spots from beaches to mountains makes it alluring to explore. Let’s check out some interesting facts about this Emirate.

10 Interesting Facts About Fujairah

1. Wide Coastline

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On the east coast of the UAE, it is the sole Emirati capital city. The shore extends up to 70kms along the gulf of Oman

2. Rainbow Mountains

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Spectrum Hike is a picturesque location found at Fujairah’s Wadi Ghub. It has multicolour rock formations which makes it gain the title of Rainbow mountains by the locals.

3. Only the Emirate With Access To The Indian Ocean

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The economy of Fujairah is dependent on agriculture and fisheries. The Hajjar mountains’ rainwater is used to irrigate the area’s land. Its strategic location makes it UAE’s only route to be connected to the Indian Ocean.

4. City With UAE’s Oldest Mosque

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Known to be built around the year 1440s, The Al Badaya a.k.a Ottoman Mosque is situated in Fujairah City. Without any concrete architecture, this mosque stands to be the oldest mosque in UAE.

5. Chill Than Other Emirates

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Don’t be confused! We were talking about the weather. Fujairah observes milder temperatures compared to the other cities or emirates in UAE. So if you were avoiding the trip to UAE due to the hot climate, we have dropped you a hint as to where to visit.

6. Paradise For Snorkellers

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The Indian Ocean coastline advantage obtained by this city makes it a perfect place for snorkellers & divers. The clear water and beautiful coral reefs are attractive.

7. You Can’t Own Property

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Unlike Dubai being home to many international guests, Fujairah has a ‘no property selling policy for ex-pats’. The city gives preference to Emiratis over ex-pats.

8. Home To Luxurious Hotel Lines

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Hotels like Novotel and Le Meridien resort house many tourists to provide them with lavish amenities all year round.

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9. Hikers And Bikers Favourite Spot

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Due to the presence of the Hajjar Mountains, people prefer this city for hiking trails. Travellers who appreciate nature come to the city to hike and ride on its difficult and breathtakingly beautiful paths.

10. Unique Shopping Experience

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Unlike the shopping experience in souqs and markets of UAE, Fujairah has desert shopping. For cheap Arabian handicrafts, locations like the Friday Market and the Fujairah Night Souk are suitable.

We believe that we have provided you with ample reasons to add Fujairah City to your next travel plan list. So, when are you heading here? Let us know in the comments section below.

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