Emirate of Fujairah
The Emirate of Fujairah is a tourist haven that lures the most discerning tourists with special taste for its spectacular beauty, dazzling coastline, majestic mountains and deep wadis embracing timeless fortress and castles that take the beholder back centuries into the history of man. Its legendary beauty features lavish oasis, palm orchards, rich human heritage, exquisite handicrafts, fascinating folklore dances that made it over the years the favorable destination of tourists and visitors with special taste for sun, the sea and the marvels of marine life. With these rich and diverse features, holiday makers will never be short of exciting options from camping along the unspoiled coastline to fun filled cruises, diving, fishing, all type of water sports, underwater photography etc.
The Emirate of Fujairah is located in the eastern part of the United Arab Emirates. Its coastline extends along the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea.
1580 Square Kilometers. Fujairah area as percent of UAE 1.90 %
The Emirate of Fujairah is made of the coastal plain and the Hajar range of mountains divided by wadis.
Length of Coastline
The coastline of the Emirates of Fujairah stretches about 70 kilometers long from Wahala to Dibba Al Fujairah.
No. of population 182,023 (2012). Male 120,136. Female 61,887
Arabic is the official language. However English is widely spoken at business, hotels and banks.
Islam is official religion, but freedom of worship is assured to all.
Currency is UAE Dirham which is divided into 100 fils. Paper denominations are 5,10,20,50,100,500,1000. In addition to 1 Dirham coin, metal coins come in 5,10,25 and 50 denominations. 1 USD = 3.68 Dirhams.
Summer extends from May to September during which the weather is hot and sometimes humid. Winter begins in October and till April the weather is very pleasant.
Greenwich meantime +4 hours
Friday and Saturday (Government bodies only)
National Day 2nd December
New Years Day 1st January
Eid Al Fitr (3 days) 1st of Shawwal
Eid Al Adha (4 days) 9th of Zul Hajjah
Islamic New Year 1st of Moharram
Birthday of Prophet Mohammed 12th of R. Awal
Accession of Sheikh Zyed 6th August
Al Isra' wal Miraj 27th of Rajab
As Islamic holidays follow the Lunar Calender dates may vary from year to year when compared to the Western Calender.
What to do in Fujairah and on the East Coast - http://www.uaeinteract.com/recreation/activities_eastcoast.asp