His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, who has been in power since the death of his father in 1974.
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 Arabian Gulf (the other six emirates).Fujairah is also home to the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates which was built in 1446 of mud and bricks. The population of Fujairah is approximately 130,000 as of 2006 with covering an area of 1,300 square kilometers.
All the other Emirates, like Dubai and Abu Dhabi are located on the west coast, and are largely covered by desert. Consequently, Fujairahthat lies in the east boasts a higher than average yearly rainfall of the UAE, which is a boon to the agricultural industry.
Fujairah's local industry consists of cement, stone crushing and mining. Resurgence in the construction activity helped the local industry. There is a flourishing free trade zone and boasts of a commercial port facility.
Getting around in Fujairah Taxis –
Metered are the major way of getting around in Ras Al Khaimah.
operate on long-haul routes and cater mainly to smaller towns, like KhorKalba, KhorFakkan, Masafi and Kalba.
Local bus service
in Fujairah city is available.
Fujairah is connected to other emirates like Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain by taxis.
Travel in and around Fujairah and the surrounding towns of Dibba Al Fujairah, KhorFakkan, Kalba and Masafi has been made easy by the development of modern highways over the last 30 years. The car and the truck are the main mode of transport. Most daily activities can become impractical, if not impossible, without a private vehicle.
Things to do / see in Fujairah. Masafi
is a small town famous for its market, a good place to buy Iranian or Pakistani made carpets, UAE pottery and also there are some fruits and vegetable stalls.
Masafi Friday Market
A market, called the Masafi Friday Market or Souq al Juma, as it is known locally, even though it is open seven days a week, is found on the Dubai-Fujairah Road as you approach Masafi. The main items to bargain for are rugs, earthenware, antiques and souvenirs. This is a great place to buy carpets, mats, etc.
Al Bidyah Mosque.
A mosque built of stone and mud bricks in 1446 AD, is the oldest mosque in the Emirates and one of the holiest. The building has four domes supported by an internal pillar unusual for religious architecture in the region.
Canyon in the Hajjar Mountains
Fujairah is the only Emirate of the UAE that is almost totally mountainous. The Hajjar Mountains separate Fujairah from the rest of the country. The mountain range got its name from the Arabic word meaning “stone mountains. The road is very picturesque and you will see deep wadis (canyons) and huge rocks. Usually excursion buses make stops at the deep canyon which provides brilliant views at the mountain area.
Dibba Al Fujairah
Dibba Al Fujairah is the largest town in the Northern part of the Emirate and the upper part of the Gulf of Oman. The town lies on a coastal plain, nestled in the mountains, in the midst of green fields and ancient relics. There is a road linking Dibba with Fujairah, which runs parallel to the Gulf. On the side of the road lie coastal villages such as Dhidana, Bidiya, Merbah and Sharam. On the other side Dibba is connected with Masafi by a road up to Fujairah-Masafi highway, which also links with the Fujairah-Dhaid-Sharjah dual carriageway. Dibba is reputed of its relics and historical places, including tombs and implements dating back to the 7th millennium B.C. Archaeological finds have revealed that the area was inhabited by man since the Stone Age. In the 3rd millennium B.C. Dibba was a commercial centre frequented by the Phoenicians, masters of the sea at that era.
Every Friday afternoon at 4.30 the pickups roll in with bulls, ready to fight their bloodless duels without matador or banderillas. Fujairah is the only place in the UAE where you can find this unique "sport".
Swimming on the coral reef & Snorkeling
Near Fujairah there is this little island named snoopy for its shape, it has on offer a lot of colored exotic fish on the coral reef. It is an Ideal for a swim or a snorkel as you please.
AinGamour&AinMadab with their springs of mineral water are famous tourist resorts. Equally the Wareea waterfalls, which flow down throughout the year, is another destination frequented by tourists.