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Choices aplenty for Fujairah visitors

Choices aplenty for Fujairah visitors
30 Jan 2024 08:13

RABI HAMAMSAH (ABU DHABI)

With its high mountains and crystal-clear beaches Fujairah is a preferred destination for nature lovers and the emirate is listed on CNN Travel’s global destination list for 2024.

Apart from its stunning views and deep-sea diving, Fujairah, the second-smallest emirate in the UAE, has much more in store for visitors.

A major settlement on the east coast, Fujairah is separated from the rest of the UAE by the winding line of the Hajar Mountains.

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Major landmarks in the emirate include:

Al Bidya Mosque

Al Bidya Mosque is located in the north of Fujairah city. The mosque is built of mud brick and is the oldest in the UAE. It derives its name from the city that once surrounded it.

  • Choices aplenty for Fujairah visitors
    Al Bidya Mosque

 


Fujairah Fort

Fujairah Fort was built in 1670 and is considered one of the oldest forts in the UAE.  For many centuries, it was the only stone building along the Fujairah coast.

The area surrounding the castle is now part of the Heritage Village established by the Fujairah Department of Antiquities and Heritage. Here the visitor can catch a glimpse of restored old houses and exhibits on traditional life.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Renowned for its Islamic architectural marvels and cultural landmarks, Fujairah is home to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, considered the second largest mosque in the country after the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

  • Choices aplenty for Fujairah visitors
    Choices aplenty for Fujairah visitors

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Fujairah spans an area of three football pitches and features six 100-metre-high minarets.
The giant prayer hall can accommodate 32,000 worshippers. Known for its white facade, the mosque is among the major tourist attractions in the emirate.

Al Bithnah Fort

Al Bithnah Fort is the second largest fort in Fujairah. The site has witnessed wars and battles in the end of the 18th century and early 19th century.

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The fort is located in the village of Al Bithnah, 13 kilometres west of the city of Fujairah, nestled between mountain ranges of the Haam Valley overlooking an oasis.

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Snoopy Island

Located in the Indian ocean near Oman and the Hajar mountains, Snoopy Islands serve as an ideal sport for water sports and cultural events.

The popular water activities here are snorkelling and diving. Snoopy island owes its name to the interestingly shaped rock that looks like the cartoon character Snoopy.

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Al Farfar

The mountainous area of Al Farfar boasts a slew of  archaeological sites, including the historic Fort Al Farfar, old houses, mosques, and the old wells.

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