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Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and the only one on the Gulf of Oman in the country’s east instead of on the Persian Gulf. It is largely a business centre with few tourist attractions.

Of some interest is the fort, located just outside the city itself. The main structure is still undergoing renovations, but visitors may walk around the reasonably large site (for free).
Fujairah is also home to the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates which was built in 1446 of mud and bricks. It is similar to other mosques found in Yemen, eastern Oman, and Qatar. Al Bidyah Mosque has four domes (unlike the other similar mosques which have between seven and twelve) and lacks a minaret.

Things to See & Do

* Al Bidyah Mosque
* Fujairah Fort

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct – May
Currency – UAE dirham (AED)
Language – Arabic
Population – 130,000 approx
Land Area – 1,450 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style

Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 971

Port location – The Port of Eilat is located between the south and north beaches.

Transport Links – Buses run reguarly between Dubai and Fujairah (around one every hour during the day and evening).

While Fujairah has an airport, it is closed to passenger aviation at the present time. Airborne visitors will arrive at one of the western Emirates.

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