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Where to stay in Fujairah

A bit about Fujairah

A tranquil oasis of calm on the glistening shores of the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah is a quieter alternative to its glamorous sisters of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Modern resorts scattered along the coast provide the most appealing places for travellers to stay. As the only emirate to face UAE's eastern seaboard, it boasts the best beaches and waters for swimming, snorkelling, diving and other watersports.

The region's dramatic landscape is mostly mountainous, with the rugged peaks of the Hajar mountains sloping towards creamy sand beaches backed by a clutch of hotels. Deep ravines and wadis with waterfall oases carve into the hillsides. More frequent rainfall captured by the mountains also means Fujairah is greener than anywhere else in the UAE and you can gaze out on date palm-studded valleys from the many high vantage points.

Fujairah City is the region's capital and a thriving business centre where you can find some souks and interesting cultural sights, as well as a string of beaches with hotels and an international marine club skirting the sea. The best places to stay in Fujairah are right by the shore, particularly in the picturesque areas around Al Aqah beach and Dibba. Inland you can discover a wealth of historic and natural attractions, including mosques, fortresses, scenic wadis and mountain springs.

Beach breaks and escapes

With the magnificent backdrop of the giant Hajar mountains sloping down to natural beaches of pale glistening sand, Fujairah has the most picturesque coastline in the UAE. Warm year-round temperatures and calm waters add to the region's appeal for sun-and-sand seekers, and a host of attractive luxury and midrange hotels are spaced out along the beaches of Al Aqah and Dibba to the north of the emirate.

Al Aqah beach

A wide swath of glittering sand washed by the calm opalescent waters of the Gulf of Oman, Al Aqah beach is overlooked by the rugged Hajar mountains and makes an ideal setting for a relaxing break. In a peaceful location between Fujairah City and Dibba, it's also within easy reach of the emirate's main attractions. There are plenty of aquatic activities to enjoy here too, not least snorkelling among the schools of subtropical fish that surround Snoopy Island just offshore.

An affordable resort with excellent facilities, the low-rise Sandy Beach Hotel has a more traditional air than the area's other accommodation options, and sits on the sand opposite Snoopy Island. But the five-star Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach will suit those who prefer the glamorous architectural hotels of Dubai and want an all-inclusive resort with all the bells and whistles. Rising in the shadow of the mountains, it has several dining options and there are a range of watersports available to guests.

An atmospheric, village-style resort studded with palms, the Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort is another great option set right on Al Aqah's creamy sands. While the Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa is another attractive high-end option with a rustic restaurant, cabanas and suites taking full advantage of the beachside setting. The hotel also organises desert safaris into Fujairah's stunning wadis and traditional dhow boat cruises along the renowned emerald coast of the Musandam Peninsula.

Dibba

At the northern end of Fujairah's coastline, Dibba beach is considered one of the best in the UAE and is flanked by a series of smart hotels and luxury resorts. The town of Dibba a-Fujairah itself is one of the region's largest, where you can find cafes and shops. Owing to the high Hajar mountains, the area is said to have the most favourable climate in the emirates.

Sailing, snorkelling and watersports are Dibba's most popular activities with facilities and equipment available at hotels such as the Radisson Blu Resort Fujairah. Set in a sandy enclave below steep cliffs, the Radisson has a prime oceanfront position and its own dive centre and aqua-sports facilities, so you can enjoy all the beautiful Gulf of Oman has to offer.

Sightseeing and culture

Fujairah City

For those who like to be close to souks, shopping malls and stores, cinemas, restaurants and cafes, Fujairah City is the ideal place to stay. There are a few international hotels dotted around the city including the Ibis and Novotel, but Fujairah City's seaside location means you can choose a waterfront hotel and enjoy beach bliss with all the attractions of the city just next door.

A collection of attractive low-rise buildings beside a private beach at the edge of Fujairah City, the Hilton Fujairah Resort boasts one of the best spots in Fujairah for travellers who want to combine relaxing on the beach with cultural exploration. The resort offers watersports and sundowner cruises from its beach and it's also a stone's throw from the seafront Corniche and the Fujairah International Marine Club, which is a good place to stop for refreshments, music and aquatic pursuits. Culture lovers can also explore the nearby souks, fortress, museum and heritage village.

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Places of interest in Fujairah

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

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