About Fujairah, UAE
Right along the Gulf of Oman, on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates is the city of Fujairah. Known for the Hajar Mountains and its luxurious beaches, Fujairah is also home to the towering Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The city covers 450 square miles with a population of just over 152,000 people. Fujairah’s local industries are primarily mining, stone crushing, and cement production. Sadly, even if visitors and foreigners fall in love with this land, they are not allowed to purchase any of it. Only Emirati nationals are allowed to purchase government land, and only after they prove their natinoality.
Popular Destinations in Fujairah
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Fujairah? Here are some of the travel attractions deemed most popular in this region:
Sardinia: Visiting the Arab Emirates is no reason to limit one’s palate to just Arabic food. Sardinia is the perfect spot for those looking to indulge in Italian cuisine. Thanks to Chef Angelo Usai, this Italian kitchen remains almost unrivaled. Although the restaurant’s appearance is modest, the dishes are extravagant in taste. Diners can feel free to enjoy a glass of Chianti as they sample the creamy risotto, woodfired pizza, and homemade pasta. Those with a sweet tooth are advised to try the chef’s tiramisu for dessert.
McGettigan’s FJR: If your taste buds crave a different style, McGettigan’s FJR may be the perfect place for you. An Irish pub, this spot offers happy hours, nightlife, and frequent open mic nights.
Breezes: Visitors preferring cocktails on the beach are in luck. There is no better place to enjoy a nice drink and a bit of food than at Breezes, located at the Hilton Fujairah. A large seafood platter takes top honors at this restaurant. Also featured are the salads, burgers, and delicious pasta. When it comes to beachfront restaurants, Breezes is the town’s one and only. Those looking for a romantic setting can wait until evening and dine alongside the ships at the Fujairah port.
Fujairah Fort: The Fujairah Fort is a real treat during the evening hours. At night, this 16th century structure is flooded with lights that drapes over a date palm oasis. The rocky mound which rests above the vestiges of Fujairah’s old village are also worth a look. In the days of yore, the Fort was defended through its construction of the square and circular towers. Gypsum, wood, grave, and mud make up the materials of this fort. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views from the ramparts and towers. Visitors looking to access the heavy teak doors which lead to the towers may have to ask around for directions, as access is not readily available to laypeople.
Bull-Butting: America has its baseball and football, and Fujairah has its ancient sport of bull-butting. In a dusty dirt patch at the center of town, bulls from all over the UAE compete against each other in a show of strength and the locking of horns. No need to worry, though, as these animals are treated very well by their owners. The goal is for bulls to push each other out of a circle; this is often a quick process but caution always comes first. The sport is traditionally played in an open field, but these days, the area is fenced in for spectator protection.
Luxury Lodging in Fujairah
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Fujairah? Fujairah has a large number of opulent hotel and lodging facilities, including:
- Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa
- Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
- Millenium Hotel Fujairah
- Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort
- One to One Concorde Fujairah Hotel
- Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah
Airports In or Nearby Fujairah For Private Jets
Several airports serve Fujairah, making air travel to the city particularly convenient. These include:
- Sharjah International Airport (SHJ):Located around 80 miles from Fujairah and 7 miles south east of Sharjah, this airport is one of the busiest in the United Arab Emirates. It covers an area of 3,800 acres and acts as a hub for many international airlines including Air Arabia. The airport stands an altitude of 116 feet above sea level and has oneasphalt runway measuring 13,300 feet t in length, designated in the 12/30 direction. The airport serves more than 9 million passengers annually, and has more than 70,000 aircraft operations per year.
- Dubai International Airport (DXB):Located 75 miles from Fujairah, this is the primary airport serving Dubai and is currently the world’s busiest airport. It covers 7,200 hectares of land, and sits at an altitude of 62 feet above sea level. The airport has two asphalt runways measuring 13,000 and 14,000 feet in length, designated in the directions12L/30R and 12R/30L respectively. The airport serves more than 80 million passengers annually and has more than 400,000 aircraft movements a year.
- Al Maktum International Airport (DWC):Located in the Jebel Ali, this airport is 100 miles from Fujairah. The modern airport covers 14,000 hectares. It has one asphalt runway measuring 14,700 feet in length, designated in the 12/30 direction. The airport is designed to complement Dubai International Airport, which is 25 miles away. Parts of the airport are still in construction, though the airport has started being used.
- Al Ain International Airport (AAN): Located in Al Ain, this airport is 110 miles from Fujairah. Al Ain is the fifth busiest airport in the country. The airport standsat an altitude of 866 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt runway measuring 13,100 feet in length. The runway is designated in the 01/19 direction, and is used by both commercial and private aircraft.
- Fujairah International Airport (FJR): This airport is located around 2 miles from Fujairah, and stands at an altitude of 153 feet above sea level. It has one asphalt runway measuring 12,300 feet in length.The airport was opened in 1987 and can handle up to 2 million passengers a year. The facility offers refueling, hangar and maintenance services as well as an aircraft recycling facility. Both commercial and private aircraft can access this facility.
- Khasab Airport (KHS): Khasab Airport is located 120 miles from Fujairah in Khasab, Oman. The airport stands at an altitude of 100 feet above sea level, and has one asphalt runway measuring 8,200 feet in length. The main commercial airline using the airport is Oman Air, with Muscat as the destination. The airport is also extensively used by private and chartered jets.
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