If you’re planning to visit UAE’s Emirate of Fujairah, then prepare to to experience some of the old-world charm of the desert and Arabic hospitality at its best. Even if you have just one day for the trip, the city has wonderful attractions, excellent restaurants and stunning marketplaces, making it an ideal weekend getaway. It also offers a hoard of recreational activities for the adventure lover in you. The drive to Fujairah is a scenic and enjoyable one, and as it’s very easy to rent a car in UAE, we recommend to drive down to Fujairah in a car rental of your choice and enjoy a fun-filled weekend.
Places to Visit in Fujairah
The oldest fort in the UAE, the Fujairah Fort stands amidst the ruins of houses and buildings dating back to ancient times. The fort itself is located on a hilltop and was once the royal family’s residence. It tops the list of places you must visit when in the city due to its historical and cultural significance.
The Fujairah Museum is home to a huge collection of artefacts showcasing the rich culture and heritage of the town. Among the many interesting things on display, there are ostrich eggs, a rare soapstone vessel, and old weapons.
The Ottoman Mosque, also known as Fujairah-Al Bidyah, is one of the oldest mosques in the UAE. It is a short drive away from the city centre and can easily be reached by car. Car Rentals in Fujairah allow you to drive your way through the city in the vehicle of your choice.
Where to Eat
Al Meshwar with its intriguing décor, excellent service, and Lebanese delicacies cooked to perfection is a must-visit restaurant in Fujairah. Located on Hamad Bin Abdullah Road, the place promises you the best grilled meat platters in the city.
You can realize your dream of a romantic evening complete with candlelit dinner by the sea at Waves.
When it comes to dining with a hint of drama, Sensasia in Fujairah definitely makes it to the list. The place has an interesting ambience that is unusual yet chic. The menu offers delicacies from across the world, though the restaurant specializes in Asian flavors.
Shopping in Fujairah
If you are a fan of street shopping, the Friday Market at Fujairah offers you the experience of an Arabian souk. The expansive Hajar Mountains serve as the market’s backdrop. You must look out for Iranian silk and regional earthenware when here.
Fujairah City Centre
Located on the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway, Fujairah City Centre is a one-stop shopping destination for all your shopping needs.
Located in the junction between Kuwait Road and Al Faseel Road, the Century Mall is the place to be if you are a coffee, book, or cinema lover.
Fujairah offers a plethora of opportunities for adventure enthusiasts. The spectacular waters of the city are ideal for water sports like diving and snorkeling. You can go biking on the rough terrains of the Hajar mountain range or hike on its interesting trails. The city also has a number of dry river beds or wadis which are ideal for overnight camping.