What to See in United Arab Emirates

Fujairah (UAE)

Fujairah is the capital of the “youngest” emirate of the same name in the country. This is the only emirate in the country, which is located on the coast of the Gulf of Oman, in the east of the country, it is separated from other emirates by the Hajar mountains, that is, this area is separated from the rest of the desert part of the UAE.

The city of Fujairah itself is not very developed in terms of tourism, it is an industrial city. It is not worth swimming in the city port area, because the proximity of oil platforms does not have the best effect on water quality. The main resort area of the emirate of Fujairah is called Khor Fakkan and is located 50 km north of the city of Fujairah. The first buildings you see when you arrive here is a big hotel Oceanic with windows in the form of portholes and the residence of the Emir of Fujairah, which is located on a hill. The waters of the Gulf of Oman are cooler than those of the Persian Gulf, but deep sea fishing, diving and snorkelling are still very popular here. The coastal waters are inhabited by king fish, tuna, barracuda, small sharks, turtles, conger eels, and there are also corals. In addition to the inhabitants of the sea, sunken ships can be seen in the vicinity of the beaches of Khor Fakkan. It is worth being careful not to step on the “stone” fish, which disguises itself as the color of stones, and in case of danger releases a toxic substance from the spinal fin.

From the sights of the city of Fujairah the Archaeological Museum can be distinguished, where finds from the ancient cities of Kidfa and Bitna are exhibited, some of them are over 4500 years old. Also of interest are the ruined city fort, which was built back in 1670, and the tower of the Trade Center.

30 km north of Fujairah Al-Bidiya Mosque is located. This is the oldest mosque in the emirates, its age is about five centuries. The mosque is a high tower surrounded by four small domes. Also, 50 km from the city, three natural areas were developed – Al-Wurraya waterfalls, Ain-Al-Madhab gardens and hot springs of Ain-Al-Ghamur. Ain Al-Madhab Gardens are located in the foothills of Madhab in a picturesque valley. There are mineral springs (sulphurous), the waters of which are used in two pools (for men and for women). On weekends, performances with elements of folklore are arranged in the gardens. Not far from Ain Al-Madhab is a rural settlement where you can get acquainted with the culture and way of life of the local population. This place is open to tourists every day. The Al-Wurraya waterfalls are located on the way from the Khor Fakkan district to the settlement of Dibba.

Sharjah (UAE)

According to Ask4beauty, Sharjah is located in the emirate of the same name on the Persian Gulf, 13 km from Dubai. By the 19th century, due to the development of trade routes, the city became a major port, however, over time, this status was lost. Now the port of Khalid is functioning, but it is not the largest in the Persian region.

Holidays in Sharjah are becoming more and more popular. Recently, an international airport was built here, which increased the flow of tourists. The resort is known for its sandy beaches, picturesque lagoons, quiet parks and, of course, numerous bazaars. Almost all hotels are located in the northern part of the city on a wide spit jutting out into the Persian Gulf. You can swim only on the beach belonging to the hotel in which you are staying, and you should not sunbathe in the top forest, this is strictly prohibited by local laws. But you can practice various sports.

In addition, in 1998, the state of Sharjah was recognized by UNESCO as the “Cultural Capital of Arabia”. 17 museums are concentrated here, among which are the historical, ethnographic, archaeological, Islamic museums, where ancient manuscripts and works of Arabian art are collected. Among the architectural sights stand out modern original memorial “Unification”, a monument to Progress 15 m high, located on the Government Square, and a symbol of Islam – the monument “Koran”, which is a seven-meter structure in the form of an open book. In Sharjah King Faisal Mosque is located, which can accommodate more than 3,000 people. The local Expocentre annually hosts all kinds of thematic exhibitions that gather many people.

In the center of the city, in the Gulf of Khaled, there is an island on which the park is located. Here you will see a fountain, which occupies the third place in the world in height – 100m, there is a children’s town and a shopping street with a central market built in the Arabic style, known among tourists as a “locomotive”. In the Iranian market, you can buy traditional oriental souvenirs.

On the territory of the entire emirate there is a dry law, even the presence of alcohol in your luggage is criminally punishable. Therefore, there are not so many discos and bars here.

Sharjah (UAE)