One of the 7 emirates of UAE and rightly known as the jewel of the Middle East
Fujairah holds a unique position in the UAE. It is the only emirate that lies on the eastern side of the
UAE, along the Gulf of Oman, while the other six emirates are along the Arabian Gulf. The Emirate
derives its name from a spring of water located beneath one of the mountains. The Hajar mountain
range that divides the UAE in two, from Ras Al Khaimah to Al Ain, has kept Fujairah separated from the
rest of the country. Historical importance of Fujairah dates back to the period before the birth of Christ.
It was known in the old ages as the land of sea giants. The main cities and villages in Fujairah are Dibba,
Murbeh, Qidfa, Al Bidiyah, Masafi, and Al-Siji. Fujairah is a land endowed with remarkable beauty.
Sun-kissed beaches, majestic mountain ranges, and convivial weather conditions conspire to present
Fujairah as an exotic land, ripe for discovery by tourists and business persons alike. Numerous water
sports like swimming, yachting, water surfing, and deep-sea fishing take place all year round and attracts
enthusiasts and sportsmen from all over the world. Fujairah is rightly known as the jewel of the Middle
East. Its unique location offers free access to the major shipping routes of the world, making it the pick
of ports for entrepreneurs around the world.
Fujairah is mere a 90 minutes’ drive time from Sharjah, under two hours from Dubai, and just three and
a half hours from Abu Dhabi. Its strategic location, which provides easy access to international shipping
routes, has played a key role in its development as one of the world' stop oil-bunkering ports. Over 40
giant tankers pass through the port daily.