Fujairah in 3 days

by Travelbag on 19 September 2016, 16:09PM

When it comes to holidays in the Middle East, Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, is one of the region’s best-kept secrets. Combining traditional Arabic influences with the luxury of a modern resort, this fabulous United Arab Emirates destination is a great choice if you’re looking for an alternative to Dubai.

Fujairah

So, without further ado, we give you our extensive three-day guide to Fujairah. Follow our itinerary to the letter to check out all of the region’s best sights, attractions and beauty spots.

 

Day 1

Diving in the Middle East

Welcome to Fujairah! The average temperature is around 28°C and the sun is shining brightly on the region’s many beautiful beaches.

After dropping your bags off and checking into your luxury Fujairah hotel, we imagine the first thing on your mind will be to sit back and sunbathe.

At this moment in time, your hardest decision will be choosing between your hotel’s luxury pool and one of the many private Fujairah beaches that line the Gulf of Oman.

Watersports and scuba diving – jump straight into it!

Why wait for tomorrow for the experience of a lifetime? Watersports and scuba diving are all on your doorstep. Take a trip to the hotel’s front desk to book onto a range of amazing activities, including jet skiing, parasailing and surfing!

 If high-octane wave chasing isn’t quite your thing, you may want to take a short trip to one of the coast’s many brilliant dive centres, including the Al Boom Diving Al Aqah and Divers Down UAE.

 Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about scuba diving before going on an underwater tour of Fujairah’s spectacular dive spots. Once there you’ll find shoals of tropical fish and majestic marine life, including turtles and stingrays.

Eating out at one of Fujairah’s premier restaurants

 By now, you’ve probably worked up quite an appetite after an action-packed day out on the water. For these reasons, we recommend heading to one of the many sublime restaurants in Fujairah.

 In keeping with the theme of the sea, a visit to the Waves restaurant on Al Aqah Beach is a must. Set in the beautiful Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa, this romantic beachside hangout is one of the Emirates’ best dining spots for fresh fish and seafood.

 

 Day 2

 

Rise and shine! The second day of your Fujairah holiday is all about sightseeing. What separates Fujairah holidays from Dubai is that the Emirate has a more traditional and cultural feel to it.

 Sure, Dubai’s towering skyscrapers and futuristic malls are impressive, but Fujairah is where you’ll get an insight into life in the UAE before the region’s big oil revolution.

Sightseeing – uncover the history of Fujairah Fort before discovering a 500 year old mosque

Your day of discovery should start with a visit to the outstanding Fujairah Fort. The ancient fortress was built back in 1670 and pre-dates the formation of the United Arab Emirates.

 The fort remains one of Fujairah’s most famous landmarks and a must-see for all visitors to the region – you can even enter the fort’s courtyard and tour the towers.

 After exploring the Fujairah Fort, you may want to take a look next door and explore the magnificent Fujairah Museum. The permanent exhibition boasts one of the UAE’s best collections of ancient artefacts, many of which are more than 3000 years old.

 Round off your Fujairah sightseeing tour with a trip to one of the region’s oldest mosques, the Al Badiyah Mosque. Believe it or not, the building is still used today for daily prayers.

 The 500-year-old mud and stone structure is a far cry from the newly built palatial mosques of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but that’s a big part of its appeal. But don’t take our word for it, Al Badiyah retains TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site!

Explore Fujairah’s shopping mall and souqs

 The Middle East’s love of shopping is well documented. From designer boutiques to bustling markets, the region is the perfect choice for a little retail therapy.

 We imagine you’re probably a little burnt out to think about trekking up the Hajar Mountains at this point, so save that for tomorrow. For now, spend the rest of your day exploring the Emirates’ shopping mall and world-famous Friday Market – don’t worry, it opens seven days a week.

 City Centre Fujairah is nowhere near as big as Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates or the Dubai Mall, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’ve been on your feet all day.

 You’ll find a superb selection of high-street stores and big brand names, where you’ll likely find fantastic offers and bargains.

 Alternatively, the Friday Market, or Souq al Juma as it’s known here, is a must for its authentic Middle Eastern goods and products, including Persian carpets, pottery and gifts.

 

Day 3

 The Hajar Mountains

Earlier, we mentioned a trip to the Hajar Mountains. Well, today is your chance! We recommend waking up bright and early to discover this superb natural landmark – a must during all holidays to Fujairah.

Trek through the Hajar Mountains

The mountain range is the highest in the eastern Arabian peninsula and connects Fujairah with Oman. If you’re feeling adventurous, we recommend donning your best hiking boots for an exciting excursion in this rocky region.

 During your trip, you’re guaranteed to discover rare flora and fauna that are unique to this area, including certain types of gecko and other lizards. Of course, it goes without saying that you must pack plenty of water before embarking on a hike.

 The reason we recommend trekking early is to avoid the height of day, when the heat can prove more intensive and labouring. If you’re unsure about whether or not it’s safe to trek on a particular day, seek advice from one of the many tour guides or operators in Fujairah.

Be pampered back at your hotel before enjoying one final night in Fujairah

 Most luxury hotels in Fujairah boast sumptuous spas and treatment rooms, where you can sit back and be pampered beyond your wildest dreams. In our opinion, we can’t think of a better way to unwind after a long day of hiking than with a massage or pedicure.

 When night falls, you may fancy taking one last evening stroll along the beach before going for dinner in one of the area’s many fantastic restaurants, either at your hotel or at another resort.

 Why not go Middle Eastern this time? You’ll find a wide-range of eateries that serve traditional Middle East cuisine, including spiced lamb kebabs and rice.

 

 When it comes to once in a lifetime Fujairah holidays, we have you covered. Travelbag boast over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry and could help you find your perfect break.

 Take a look at our range of affordable Fujairah package deals to find a getaway that’s tailored to your needs, we’ll take care of the rest.

 Looking for more inspiration? Check out our blog or our Middle East holidays page for more fantastic breaks.


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