Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and the only one of the seven that has a coastline solely on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf.
Like other Emirates of the UAE, the climate of Fujairah is dry and very hot during the summer months and cooler during the winter.
Built in 1670, and restored during the latter part of the 20th century, Fujairah Fort is the oldest fort in the United Arab Emirates. It is made of mud brick with two round towers and one square one. Located on a hill near the Fujairah coast on the edge of date gardens, the fort is encircled by the ruins of old houses. It is free to walk around in, and there is an observation deck.
The Al Bidyah Mosque
The oldest mosque in the UAE, believed to be nearly 600 years old. Though tourists are no longer allowed inside the mosque, from the outside, it is exceptionally beautiful, very small, and gives the impression that it grew from the earth like a beautiful fruit.
Arabic (English is widely spoken)
GMT + 4 hours
Dirham (UAE Dh)
The electrical system is based on 220 and 240 volts / 50 Hz.
Islam is the official religion; other religions are also respected. Ramadan: Ramadan is the holy month of fasting when Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking during daylight hours. As a sign of respect, visitors are also required to refrain from these activities in public between sunrise and sunset.
The dress code in UAE is comparatively relaxed, but extremely revealing and inappropriate clothing may be considered offensive.