Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Fujairah City

Fujairah Fort

Draped over a rocky mound above vestiges of Fujairah’s old village and a date-palm oasis, this restored fort looks splendid, especially when floodlit at night. Built from mud, gravel, wood and gypsum in the 16th cen…
Top Choice International in Fujairah City


On a balmy night, there's no better place for cocktails or a meal than Breezes at the Hilton Fujairah Resort. At the town's only beachfront restaurant, the menu revolves around pasta, burgers and salads, although to…
Top Choice Italian in Fujairah City


Never mind the ho-hum looks and location: this is Italian food at its most authentic, thanks to chef Angelo Usai. His homemade pasta, wood-fired pizza and creamy risotti are superb and can even be enjoyed with a gla…
Spectator Sport in Fujairah City


If possible, visit Fujairah on a Friday when the ancient sport of bull-butting takes place in a dusty dirt patch south of the town centre (before Al-Rughailat Bridge). Introduced centuries ago by the Portuguese, tod…
Museum in Fujairah City

Fujairah Museum

This old-school local-history museum does little to meaningfully display and label its significant collection of archaeological finds from such tombs as those at Badiyah, Dibba and Qidfa (including vessels, arrowhea…
Lebanese in Fujairah City

Al Meshwar

With its Fred Flintstone exterior, this perennially popular local restaurant is easily spotted. Just as well, for the Lebanese fare is finger licking, from the tangy hummus and copious other mezze to grilled meats a…
South Indian in Fujairah City


The decor is a bit worn, but the pungently flavoured dishes from the South Indian province of Kerala are fresh and authentic in this licensed restaurant at the City Plaza Hotel. Menu stars include the prawns masala …
Irish Pub in Fujairah City

McGettigan's FJR

The opening of McGettingan's has injected some much-needed pizzazz into Fujairah's nightlife. Events like happy hour, quiz night and open-mic night bring in the punters, as does the soulful pub fare, from burgers to…
Iranian in Fujairah City


A branch of the popular Sadaf franchise, this always-busy eatery serves up traditional Iranian fare, including grilled kebabs and delicately spiced zereshk polo (rice with barberries) with meat or chicken, amid hila…
Market in Fujairah City

Central Souq

At the bottom of the main strip, Hamad bin Abdullah Rd, locals shop for meat, fish, produce, dates and spices at the traditional Central Souq, set up in a no-nonsense market hall.