Fujairah

The road here passes through a desert landscape, which is replaced by impressive mountain ranges. Then the highway goes down to the coast of the Indian Ocean, striking with its pristine and pristine beauty.

Here you can see fishing villages on wide sandy beaches and watch how locals pull their nets from the ocean or unload the catch from the sides of the boats. In the capital of the emirate, the “old city” with an ancient cemetery and fort 300 years ago is of the greatest interest.

On the northern border of the coast with Oman is the ancient settlement of Dibba. It was in its vicinity, according to the annals, that the last battle of the soldiers of Khalifa Abu Bakr for the triumph of Islam in Arabia took place in 633. Residents of the village believe that the ashes of these 10 thousand daredevils still rest in one of the local cemeteries. For a small fee, they will transport you by boat to the Omani part of Dibba, to the north of which the skerries of the Musandam Peninsula begin. (Just in case, nevertheless put in your passport stamps on entry into the Sultanate and preliminary departure from the UAE).

The resort town of Khorfakkan between Fujairah and Dibba noticeably comes to life on weekends and during Muslim holidays. This is especially true of the cozy promenade (Cornish Street), stretching from the Oceanic Hotel, famous for its diving center, to the Fish Market. Before you bring it, you will find that shells of all shapes and sizes crunch under your feet - here fishermen clean the nets. On the promenade you will find the futuristic Caffe Vergnano 1882 and the Golden Fork classic restaurant. Right behind the Oceanic is a sea-washed mountain, and behind it is a secluded sandbank. This is a favorite place for those who prefer to relax in a tent away from civilization. From Horfakkan you can go on an excursion to the mountains, to Lake Wuraya (Wuraya lake), or swim to the Shark island (Shark island).

The town of Khor Kalba on the southern border of the coast with Oman is known for its protected bay, where salt and fresh water mix. Evergreen mangrove trees with aboveground roots grow in the water that glows at night. The unique microclimate attracts many birds and rare species of turtles. Keep in mind that in administrative terms, Khorfakkan and Kalba belong to Sharjah, where it is necessary to comply with Islamic laws regarding clothing, including bathing, and alcoholic beverages.

Watch the video: Vlog. A day in Fujairah, UAE (December 2019).