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Places to visit in Fujairah
Fujairah has its perks when it comes to places to see, nature, and historical landmarks. It's known for its extraordinary food, hospitality, and people. Let's dive into tourists' top places to visit in Fujairah for a getaway to remember in this beautiful city.
The emirate is known for its nature from mountains to beaches, but what it's also known for is being rich with culture and history. Fujairah Museum takes you back in time, where you can indulge in seeing life and experience it how locals in Fujairah once did. From weapons to traditional homes, sculptures, and art pieces along with pottery. This museum dates back to 1969, and it expanded in 1998, where it now includes a laboratory and section for archaeological excavations. And what's exciting is that you're only paying 5 dirhams for a glimpse at the history of this beautiful emirate! Opening timings are Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm and on Fridays from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, while it's closed on Saturdays. On average, the museum will take you 30 mins to tour, since it's a small one; but we're confident you'll like it.
Speaking of history and heritage, Fujairah Fort is the oldest in the UAE dating back to the 16th century when the Portuguese ruled over the country and is only 2 km away from the coast. As well as it's estimated to be the largest castle in the United Arab Emirates while also being famous for the remarkable role it played in resisting colonial expansion. The fort overlooks the city of Fujairah and gives you a rich insight into the emirate's ancient history. Entry is free and opens all week from 8 am till 5 pm. Now, if you're looking to stay in a hotel that's only 7 minutes away from Fujairah Fort and other marvellous attractions in the heart of the city, and only a few minutes away from Fujairah airport, etc. Then Novotel Fujairah is the ideal hotel for you. This 4-star stylish hotel overlooks the beautiful Hajar Mountains. With restaurants, cafes, bars, and a fitness centre available in the hotel, you can also stay in and enjoy the hotel's different facilities and activities offered.
The oldest mosque in the UAE, keeping the past alive for 600+ years as it survived the Portuguese empire invasion, British invasion, and the pearling industry back in the 16th century. A hidden gem in Fujairah that takes you back to the ancient times of Fujairah. It's said that the villagers of Al Bidya didn't believe the builder of this mosque when he said that he could build a mosque consisting of 4 domes, so he challenged them and made it. Get to know this attraction on your next visit.
Lying on the east side of UAE and the north-eastern side of Oman, most rocks making up these mountains formed underwater. Known to be the highest mountain range in the region, the Hajar Mountains are the ideal place to break a good sweat.Hiking or camping is one of the few great ways to enjoy the spectacular views from these mountains. Also located in the Hajar Mountains is Madhab Spring Park, an ideal spot for families and people who love nature. It's a destination worth visiting for a picnic or swimming in the spring water; there are also separate swimming pools for women and men.
Top things to do in Fujairah
Looking for activities in the UAE? Fujairah has you covered. From diving in the country's crystal clear waters to camping and mountain biking. Nothing beats boredom like a good activity, lets discover!
Dive in Al Aqah
Al Aqah is known for being every diver's destination. It's one of a kind. Dive in one of the most popular diving sites like Martini Rock, the famous Shark Island, Snoopy Island, and more. Many places offer Scuba diving courses on top of free dives with professional divers; Al Boom Diving is one of the most famous besides Divers Down. From equipment to classes and fun, they'll take care of you! And if you're looking for a luxurious place to stay, that's right on the beach facing the spectacular views and only 10 mins away from Al Aqah, then this 5-stars hotel is for you. Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resortoffers a lot more than just hotel facilities, with 181 guest rooms and suites all facing either the marina or an ocean view. Surrounded by art and inspired by bohemian style, we guarantee you the best price and an unforgettable stay. From airport transfers to babysitting services, spa & wellbeing centre, etc. Fairmont Fujairah promises you a retreat like no other.
Camp at the Retreat Camp Fujairah
If you're a fan of sand and the beautiful mother nature, then this hidden gem is the one for you. Enjoy BBQing with friends and family or a romantic outing with your partner or just come along and indulge in the serenity of sunsets and sunrises in this unique location. Stay in a tent or a bungalow, different options are available to fit your liking. With restaurants and grocery shops all around the campsite alongside nearby attractions, The Retreat Camp Fujairah is for sure one of our favourite destinations in the city.
Parasail over Khorfakkan Beach
If you're a fan of heights and water, the perfect sport is here for you; and at one of UAE's top-rated beaches! Indulge yourself in the beauty of Fujairah by parasailing over the beach of Khorfakkan where you'll be able to enjoy the exquisite views of the city while getting your adrenaline rolling. You can find the sessions for 100 AED per person and sometimes cheaper depending on where you're doing it. They usually last from 8 to 10 mins; we recommend trying discount and coupon sites or one of the most famous places for water sports in Fujairah, Adventure Sports & Diving. We promise you'll enjoy it.
Pump your adrenaline at Fujairah Adventures Park
We're calling out all the adrenaline junkies and sports lovers! What's a better way to kick start your visit to Fujairah than going toFujairah Adventures Park? Starting from dirt jumps, wall climbing, camping, mountain biking, and pump tracks, they got it all and they're ready for you. Enjoy your favourite activities at this number one urban adventure park in Fujairah, and don't forget to get your fun spirit along! Also, if you're looking to book your stay at a budget-friendly hotel that's only 5 mins away from the adventures park, then Ibis Fujairah is your hotel to go. With its vibrant ambience, this 3-star hotel is ideal for families, with facilities for children like a video game area with indoor playgrounds and board games. Ibis is in the centre of the city making it an ideal place for tourists and people who are looking to go for adventures and sightseeing around the emirate.
Go on a fishing trip
Fujairah is known for fishing as the city offers a lot of fishing tours and charters, which is good news! These fishing tours include fishing in the deep sea, unlike in shallow water, you'll be able to catch the different types of fish species that are more massive than the ones on the shallow side of the sea. A fishing tour trip usually lasts from 2 to 4 hours. So, if you want to experience nature in Fujairah at its finest, with no distractions coming from crowds and technology then take this trip with your friends, family, or alone as fishing in this gorgeous city is calling you!
Go on a dhow cruise in Musandam Dibba
Have you ever experienced a dhow ride? If not, then this is your perfect chance. From cruising to fishing, snorkelling, swimming, and delicious food, they'll provide it all for you on this trip! Whether you want to swim with the dolphins, explore places, kayak or simply enjoy the beautiful sea while on a dhow, you'll find all you want and more in these special dhow cruises.
Watch Fujairah's famous bull-butting
Want to do something a bit different? You'll love joining the crowd at the Omani side of the Fujairah Corniche to witness the bull-butting happening every Friday at around 5 pm. If you like trying new things and boosting your excitement, this activity is for you as we know you'll love it.
Best places to eat at in Fujairah
Food is everyone's best friend, especially when it's good! We bring you our favourite restaurants in the emirate offering a wide range of cuisines and mouth-watering dishes.
Located in 5 stars luxury hotel Fairmont, Canvas is a getaway place overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in the UAE. Surrounded by nature and representing the yellow happy colour as its sitting. Canvas serves a variety of flavourful bites including their speciality Fairmont Lobster Rolls, Buffalo Mozzarella Salad, Spiced Lamb Slider, and many more mouth-watering dishes to fit your liking. This unique restaurant has a variety of drinks and cocktails for you to enjoy in the poolside lounge.
If you're looking for something Lavish yet casual and cosy, Lava Diningis calling you. With its wooden decor, light blue colours, and spectacular views overlooking the beachfront and poolside. Indulge yourself in their menu of exotic dishes to try and refreshing beverages to enjoy. This place will leave your stomach satisfied and your guts feeling good.
Bars in Fujairah
Thinking of where to go in Fujairah after a long night out with friends? A good cold drink is always the answer, and our selection of bars is just what you need for a good time.
Arena Sports Bar & Kitchen
For sports lovers, you don't want to miss on watching one of your matches while on vacation, right? That's why Arena Sports Bar & Kitchen is the ideal spot for you to sit back and enjoy your matches while sipping on your favourite drink and indulging in their famous mouth-watering continental dishes in their European-style bistro. Happy hour on selected beverages is from 8 pm till 10 pm daily. And if you're staying at Fairmont Fujairah which is where the bar is located, you get a 50% discount on the beverage menu from 6:30 pm till 12:00 am every Wednesday.
The Bookstore Fujairah
Perfect for meat and liquor lovers. Mouth-watering meats grilled to perfection and a wide selection of alcohol available for you to choose from. Hidden behind a bookcase, The Bookstore located in Novotel Fujairah offers an intimate sitting taking you back to the 20s with its warm ambience and art pieces all around its walls. Open from 4 pm till 12 am daily.