One of the seven Emirates forming the United Arab Emirates, Fujairah lies on the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered in the east by the Gulf of Oman and in the west by Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.
Known in ancient times as 'The Land of the Sea Giants', this is a hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered. Unspoiled natural beauty can be found in its wonderful beaches, majestic mountains and historical archaeological sites.
A paradise for water sport enthusiasts, the warm crystal waters harbour a rich and varied marine life, making it particularly popular for diving and fishing. For the more adventurous, off-road driving through desert and boulder-strewn wadis provides magnificent vistas of the towering Hajar Mountains whose peaks contain some of the oldest rocks in Arabia.
|Location:||Arabian Peninsula||Vaccinations:||None compulsory, contact your doctor|
|Size:||1,150 square kilometres||Flying Time:||UK/Ireland to Dubai: 7 hours. Approx 90 minutes by car from Dubai International Airport.|
|Population:||130,000||Telephone Code:||+ 971 9|
|Local Time:||GMT + 4 hours||Electricity:||220/240 volts|
|Visa:||None required by UK or Irish passport holders||Tourist Office (UK):||
|Currency:||UAE Dirham (Dhs)||Language:||Arabic, English is widely spoken|
|Tipping:||Some bar and restaurant bills will
contain a pre-added service charge;
if you wish to tip 10% is generous. Tipping hotel staff such as chambermaids, porters etc. is at your discretion.
|Smoking:||Please note that electronic cigarettes are illegal in the UAE and are likely to be confiscated at the border.|
*Weather patterns are unpredictable and this data should be used as a guide only. Rainfall data is per month.