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Fujairah - Frequently Asked Questions

For all those things you haven't found out in our generic description and introduction to Fujairah (or in our different travel guide sections) and you might be confused on or simply wondering about; this list of most commonly asked questions on Fujairah aims to answer every concern or query.

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Table of contents

  1. When is the best time to go?
  2. Do you need a visa?
  3. How can I get there?
  4. What is the local currency and what currency should I take?
  5. What is there to see and do?
  6. How easy is it to get from Fujairah to Dubai?
  7. Can I combine Fujairah with the Indian Ocean?
  8. How orthodox is Fujairah?

When is the best time to go?

The weather in Fujairah is usually best between September and March, when the climate is cooler than at other times of the year. Average temperatures hover around 25 degrees C during this time, whereas they can rocket to 40 degrees throughout the rest of the year.

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Do you need a visa?

If you have a UK passport, you will need a visa to travel to anywhere in the UAE, including Fujairah. A visit visa will be given to you when you land and show your passport. These are free of charge and allows you to stay for 30 days, with the opportunity to renew it once.

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How can I get there?

There are no direct flights to Fujairah from UK airports but most flights will take you directly to another part of the UAE, usually Dubai or Qatar. Then you can take another flight to Ras Al-Khaimah, which is the nearest airport to Fujairah, or you can drive from Dubai. Because of these options, it can take anywhere between 12 and 22 hours to reach your final destination. However, this makes Fujairah perfect if you are looking to explore more of the UAE as you can easily add in a short trip to another emirate on your way.

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What is the local currency and what currency should I take?

Like elsewhere in the UAE, the currency in Fujairah is the dirham. Major credit cards are accepted in bigger hotels but it's a good idea to take at least some cash with you. You can also easily change money from another currency into dirham in most major cities in the UAE.

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What is there to see and do?

The oldest mosque in the UAE is found in Fujairah - the Al-Bidyah Mosque - and the Fujairah Fort is widely thought to have been around since 1670, giving history buffs plenty to do. For those looking for something more fast-paced, Dibba Rock is an excellent spot to go scuba diving or even spot some wildlife.

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How easy is it to get from Fujairah to Dubai?

There is just over 170 km between Fujairah and Dubai, taking about two hours to travel from one to the other. Buses run every hour and taxis are relatively affordable, and of course you can always rent a car and drive if you have a valid licence.

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Can I combine Fujairah with the Indian Ocean?

Framed by the Indian Ocean, there are plenty of opportunities for you to combine your holiday in Fujairah with a trip to a spot in the Indian Ocean.

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How orthodox is Fujairah?

Laws and customs in Fujairah may be different to the UK so it's best to plan ahead to avoid causing any offence. The difference in drinking alcohol is one of the main things you may notice during your holiday. Non-Muslim tourists are able to drink and most hotels have a licence to service alcohol. However, it's illegal to drink or be drunk in public, while swearing or making rude gestures in public can also be cause for you to be arrested and prosecuted. People in the UAE dress modestly, with men and women being asked to cover up more than in the UK.

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