Welcome to Fujairah & the Eastern Coast

Facing the Indian Ocean (more specifically, the Gulf of Oman), the east coast belongs almost entirely to the emirate of Fujairah, interrupted only by the three small Sharjah enclaves of Dibba Al Hisn, Khor Fakkan and Kalba. While the businesslike capital, Fujairah, has a couple of heritage sites, tourism is concentrated further north, especially around Al Aqah, where the rugged Hajar Mountains dip down to long, sandy beaches with excellent swimming, snorkelling and diving.

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$41.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Tour to the East Coast - Orient Express

Board an air-conditioned coach outside your Dubai hotel in the morning and get ready for a day trip to the country’s far east coast with your local guide.Entering the emirate of Sharjah, pass the palm plantations of Al Dhaid and travel through the jagged Hajar Mountains before reaching the village of Dibba. Stop here to wander around the port and learn about Dibba’s important role in maritime trade and settlement since the pre–Islamic era. Continue driving along the coast, peppered with old fishing villages that each tell a story. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch (own expense) and a chance to cool off with a dip in the serene Gulf of Oman. Your next stop is Al Badiyah Mosque, the oldest-known mosque in the UAE in the emirate of Fujairah. Imagine how old this Arabian temple is as you tour the mud-brick structure — the date of its construction is unknown, but the surrounding site has been excavated to reveal that it has been inhabited for 4,000 years. Going forward in time bit, head to Fujairah Fort, built in 1670 and recently renovated to its former glory after British attack in the 20th century. It’s considered the oldest fort in the UAE. Then visit another historic citadel, Al Bithnah Fort, built in 1735 and once considered of vital importance to the defense of the country’s eastern region.After all that sightseeing, now it’s time to browse the Masafi Friday Market (despite its name, this covered outdoor market is open seven days a week). Hunt for bargains on Arabian rugs, earthenware, antiques, souvenirs and more.Relax on the cool coach ride back to Dubai at the end of the day.

$101.13 Outdoor Activities

Private 4x4 Hatta Day Trip to Heritage Village and Fossil Rock

Start your day with a pickup by 4x4 jeep from your Dubai hotel, and then travel east through the UAE’S sultry desert landscape. As you travel, chat with your private guide about the UAE and the sights that you want to see. The itinerary, as described below, is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences.Traveling in the direction of the Omani border, your first destination of the day is Hatta, a sheikdom and ancient trading enclave high up in the Al-Hajar mountains. Relax as you watch the terrain change from the pristine streets of Dubai to the soft-red dunes of the desert and rocky mountain passes of Al-Hajar.After roughly two hours, arrive in Hajar and stop to explore its 16th-century highlight: Hajar Heritage Village. With your guide, walk around the village’s mosques, watchtowers and houses while hearing how such buildings were made from materials such as mud, reed and stone. See Hatta Fort, and learn about daily village life for the Hatta people many centuries ago. Having enjoyed 1.5 hours walking around the village, stroll back to your 4X4 jeep to travel deeper into the desert. Stop for a picnic breakfast and then continue traveling to Jebel Maleihah, a site known locally as ‘fossil rock.’ Look for marine fossils — imprints of ocean life millions of years ago when water covered Arabia — on a stroll around the rocky desert outcrop, and then continue to nearby Camel Rock in Fujairah. The otherworldly rock formation makes for a dramatic photo set against the backdrop of undulating dunes and sandstone buttes. Also watch a Falconer demonstrate the hunting skills of the Emiratis’ favorite bird and share in his knowledge about why the magnificent Falcons are so special to the Nation.Continue your journey back to Dubai, taking in more sweeping expanses of desert, and then finish your day trip with a drop-off at your hotel in the early evening.

$134.20 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Musandam Dibba Cruise With Pickup From Fujairah

09:00 to 09:30am, Meet and greet. Transfer from Fujairah to Musandam Dibba, Oman. On the way we will be passing by beautiful  Hajar Mountain having intense experience of Musandam Peninsula & Dibba Al Bay. 10:30am, start our amazing traditional cruise on board our Omani Dhow with the perfect Arabic hospitality. Enjoy your time lazing and sunbathing under the sun, whilst you feast your eyes upon the beauty of the white and salty mountains. You will pass by the natural beautiful carved caves, through the deserted Haffa village and Zighy beaches.  With snorkel on your face and flippers on your legs take a thrilling plunge down the crystal clear waters, of the Indian Ocean. After you relish the Arabic tasty lunch you can have more time for swimming, snorkeling or relaxing and catch some sun to the lull sounds of the surf.4pm, we will transfer you back to the harbor and then drive you back to your Hotel in Fujairah.

$93 Tours & Sightseeing

Complete UAE Tour from Dubai

The tour commence with a visit to the old city of Dubai, where you see the historical sites of pre-oil period that are still preserved,that includes the Bastakiya, Fahidi and the Souk al Khabeer. The tour continue in the old city of Dubai to see the spice and gold market. Passing through ancient city to arrive at the most modern high-tech city, the modern Dubai. We stop at the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building on earth,  Burj Al Arab - first 7 star hotel in the world, Palm Island, the famous Jumeirah beach. We move towards to the emirate of Sharjah. The state of Sharjah is known as the cultural capital of UAE, it is home to millions of expatriates. The beautiful green city has structured with magnificent Islamic modern architectural, which is indeed a great replica of ancient palaces. We would make a photo stop at the pearl monument, king Faisal mosque, blue souk, cultural square.The tale of the two cities (sharjah and Ajman) will be incomplete without paying a visit to the smallest Emirate of Ajman, blessed with long stretch of blue waters and white sandy beaches is indeed worth to see. Soon we enter into the emirate of Um al Quwain you will experience the country side of UAE, where you can observe the traditional Bedouin life and culture.  The emirates is a hub for the tourists from various parts of the world known among the beach holiday makers.Our next visit to the Ras Al Khaimah, the emirate is surrounded by high rise mountains and its valley are developed to some of world most beautiful residential areas. The emirates have a few building material manufacturing units which are known all around the world.  We drive through a the long stretched roads from Dhaid to reach the distant Emirate of the Federation, state of Fujairah and take a take stop at the traditional Bedouin Friday market of Fujairah. The drive continue through our national highway to reach the capital city of UAE – Abu Dhabi. A detailed visit to the marvelous monument the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque. It is such as resplendent piece of glorious architecture that make you to forget the long drive that took you to the capital. On the way to Abu Dhabi we will make a stop at Yas Island to see the Ferrari world, drive through the presidential palace and Heritage village . Based on the guest interest we visit the traditional bazaar, where guest can see a variety Arabian palm dates.Finally enjoy the sky scrapers of Modern Dubai to see the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab photostop, Palm Islands, Al Fahidi street, upcoming developments

$275 Outdoor Activities

Deep sea fishing in Dibba Fujairah

If you are looking for deep sea fishing in United Arab Emirates Dibba, Fujairah is the best place for deep sea fishing. The fishing trip starts from Dibba, Fujairah sea port. The activities include deep sea fishing, swimming and snorkeling. The speedboats carry a maximum of 8 participants. Experienced captain on board who know the best fishing spots in Dibba. We will provide fishing equipment such as one line fishing roll, bait, hooks & weights. Life jackets and snorkeling equipment's also provided on board. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling apart from fishing. Water and soft drinks served on board. All guest need to carry passports or UAE Emirates id. This need to show to coast guard.

$180 Day Trips & Excursions

Explore Emirates East Coast Tour Departing from Dubai Sharjah and Ajman

East coast full day tour from Dubai with lunch and guide included This tour takes you through some of the fascinating attractions to be located in Fujairah, the only emirate in the UAE to be located along its eastern coast, facing the Gulf of Oman. Discover the highlights of the East coast  Fujairah Fort: Believed to be the oldest fort in the country, it is a site of great historical importance as it served as the home of ruling family as well as being a vital defensive building. Built in 1670 and badly damaged in the early part of the 20th century, the fort has since been restored to its former glory. Fujairah Museum: This museum is known for its excellent collection of artifacts dating back to the early Bronze Age that were excavated during digs at Bithnah and Qidfa. One of its standout exhibits is a 2,200-year old bowl made from an ostrich egg.  Participants also have the opportunity to do some shopping at the fruit and vegetable market and carpet market, where they can pick up fresh food and souvenirs to take homeYou should know  AVAILABILITY: Every Monday from 09:00 to 16:30  LOCATION: Eastern Region DRESS CODE: Casual The itinerary in points Pass through Dhaid to the Hajar Mountains Stop at the local market place – " Friday Market" and the Fujairah Museum Photos at the Fujairah Fort and Badiya Mosque photo stop Lunch followed by relaxing swim at the beach  

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