Fujairah is the fifth largest of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is approximately 2 – 2,5 hour’s drive from Dubai (depending on location and traffic).
It is the only emirate that is located on the east coast, along the Gulf of Oman and almost completely mountainous.
The Hajar Mountains that divide the United Arab Emirates in two has kept Fujairah separated from the rest of the country.
Some of the main cities and villages in Fujairah are Dibba, Al Bidyah, Masafi and Fujairah City.
Al Bidiyah Mosque, the oldest mosque in the UAE, is located in the emirate of Fujairah.
Fujairah is an emirate with remarkable beauty, long sand beaches and majestic mountain ranges.
Several water sports like swimming, yachting, surfing, diving and deep sea fishing take place all year round.
As the border to Oman is close by, it is also possible to go on a day trip to Musandam.
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Al Badiyah Mosque
Al Badiyah Mosque is the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and was believed to be built in 1446 AD.
The mosque is built into a hillside along the coastal road close to Badiyah village. It’s worth walking up here for magnificent views of the Hajar Mountains and the Gulf.
Al Badiyah Mosque is considered as a landmark with exceptional archaeological importance. In addition
it has historical importance as the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates being used till today, where all five prayers are held in the mosque until now.
Non-Muslims are free to visit the mosque, but must be modestly dressed and women must also cover their hair.
Getting here from the other emirates
From Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman or Umm Al Quwain take the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road E311. From Ras Al Khaimah take the Gragrah – Ghub Road E87 and Rugaylat Road E99.
Of course you can get to Fujairah by taxi. If you are travelling from elsewhere in the emirates, it is advisable to book in advance, as not all cab drivers will be willing to drive that far.
Kindly note that taxis will stop only in safe areas, if you flag it down on the street.
By Public Bus
There are several inter-emirate and intercity buses provided by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which go to Fujairah. NOL cards or paper tickets are required (passengers must check with the ticket vending office).
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