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Uae Area Guide, Part 5 Of 8 - Fujairah

Mar 14, 2008
Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates or UAE and is a wonderful emirate to visit with many attractions and points of interest to keep visitors busy. Fujairah is steeped in history and there are many historical sites of interest as well as archaeological sites to visit in this emirate. Fujairah is also blessed with a beautiful and diverse natural environment which offers visitors everything from landscaped parks to mountainous rock climbing areas, beautiful natural waddies and waterfalls through to hot springs which people visit for their natural therapeutic properties. The marine environment of Fujairah is also pristine and varied and attracts visitors from all over the world who dive and fish in the waters off this emirate as well as partaking in every imaginable form of water sports.

Fujairah has three ancient castles or forts situated within fifteen kilometers of the city, the first Fujairah Fort is a massive mud brick castle that was built in 1670 and was fully restored to it's former glory in 2000. Al Heil Castle is a more modern structure that has been used as a castle by the rulers of Fujairah as well as being used for defence of the surrounding area and as a vantage point for surveillance in years gone by. Al Bithnah Fort was built in 1735 at a strategic location to guard the main passage across the Hajar Mountains through the Ham Wadi; it has long been considered the most important fort and castle in the eastern region of the UAE. Thirty kilometres north of the city of Fujairah is the 400 year old Al Bidya Mosque, this mud brick structure complete with several domes is an engineering marvel of its time and well worth a visit.

There are several beautiful waddies throughout Fujairah those of us in the West would think of them as oasis complete in many cases with waterfalls. The waddies are well worth a visit and many people choose to take four wheel drive adventure tours that take tourists on tours through the desserts of Fujairah and on to the waddies.

Ain Madhab Park is a resort and 50 hectare landscaped garden in Fujairah that is a popular attraction for families who enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful gardens and resort. Ain Al Ghamour, twenty kilometres south of Fujairah city in the mountainous area of the emirate, has natural springs that reach sixty degrees Celsius and are often bathed in by people hoping to gain health benefits from the springs therapeutic properties, rheumatism, arthritis and back pain are all said to be relieved by the waters.

Fujairah's coastline is pristine and the climate in the emirate is perfectly suited to water sports and activities. There are numerous reefs off the coast of Fujairah that attract divers and recreational fishermen from all over the world. Water sports of all kinds are available in the emirate from sailing to jet skis and everything else imaginable. Fujairah also hosts the Power Boat Racing World Championship every October.
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