Fujairah Historic Fort

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During your vacation plans to United Arab Emirates, you should also consider visiting Fujairah Historic Fort located in the city of Fujairah. You can cross check the address and the exact location from the map given on this page. In case of any troubles reaching Fujairah Historic Fort, or confusion regarding the visiting hours you can also call on the number provided.

While planning your visit, be sure to check if a ticket needs to be purchased for visiting Fujairah Historic Fort and also account for the usual time required to cover the place so that you do not miss out on anything. You can also explore the various tours offered by our partners on this page which would help enhance your experience of Fujairah.

Being well connected, Fujairah Historic Fort has bus station(s) and railway station(s) nearby and if you prefer to use your own vehicle, information on gas stations and parking lots can also be found on this page.

On your visit to Fujairah Historic Fort, you can also pay a visit to the Tourist Information Center and Public safety station for more information on the place. You can alternatively use our Fujairah trip planner to explore the nearby areas to plan the day perfectly. Areas near Fujairah Historic Fort, Fujairah also has easy access to public essentials such as Pharmacies, ATMs and Banks and Internet Cafes, details of which can be seen on this page.

There are also a lot of options for the foodies near Fujairah Historic Fort. From places offering quick bite foods such as pizzas and burgers to multi-cuisine restaurant’s, you will not regret visiting this place. There are also some specialty food places offering steaks, barbeques, sea food etc. In case you want to have it light, you can visit any of the dessert and coffee places available which should leave you content with the variety in their offerings. In case you are one of the kind who prefers a drink where ever they go, there is also an option to go to bars, breweries, cafes and hotel lounges. Also check other things to do in Fujairah nearby that can be covered in case you still have time left to kill.

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  • Amazing fort, the site is still under restoration and I must say it's mind blowing works of craftsmanship. This fort at its time was one of the largest and most important fort in the region. It's residents have build the fort by using local materials such as :rocks, stones, mud & hay. Great place to take photographs. Highly recommend Leave like if this was helpful.

  • Fujairah Fort (قلعة الفجيرة‎) is a fort in the city of Fujairah United Arab Emirates(UAE). Dating back to the 16th century, it is among the oldest as well as the largest castles in the country. It is noted for playing significant roles in fighting back the wave of colonialism. Today, it is among the main tourist attractions in the city. It is probably the oldest fort in the UAE and was occupied by the Wahhabists... It is very beautiful.

  • It's great, the structure itself holds great historical significance and it's a good place to take vacation pictures. My only complaint is that it is extremely hot outside so you shouldn't got there at day time or mid day. I would reccomend somewhere around 5pm so you don't become a walking sweaty waterfall each time you step into the scorching heat of uae.

  • The Emirate of Fujairah is rich in archeological treasures some of which date back to about five centuries ago including castles, forts, towers and mosques. These forts and castles were used for defensive purposes in repelling invaders and maintaining the soil of the homeland and its identity, and the Fujairah Fort is one of the important and largest forts of the Emirate. The Fujairah Fort is characterized by its position on a high hill in the old Fujairah region, and built up to about 20 meters above sea level, and overseas the whole city of Fujairah at this height and is three kilometers away from the coast. The design of the Fujairah Fort differs completely from the usual engineering designs of the rest of the forts of the state. Existing buildings three circular towers and a fourth square tower and a tall building with a section similar to the tower, these buildings are linked by a wall between the towers to form a central hall in the middle. This irregular Design has emerged as one with several specificities, of the irregular shape of the rocks upon which the fort was built. Fujairah Fort was built from local materials involving stone, gravel, clay, hay, and alsarooj substance (gypsum).

  • Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and the only one of the seven that has a coastline solely on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf. Fujairah, dominated by the Sharqiyin tribe, sits at the mouth of the important trade route, the Wadi Ham (which is guarded by the Sharqiyin fort at Bithnah), through the mountains to the interior and the Persian Gulf Coast. Known as the Shamaliyah, the east coast of what is now the UAE was subject to Muscat until 1850, when it was annexed by the Al Qasimi of Sharjah. The Shamaliyah was governed by the Al Qasimi Wali at Kalba although frequently seceded and in 1901 Hamad bin Abdulla Al Sharqi, chief of the Sharqiyin, declared independence from Sharjah. This was recognised by a number of the Trucial Sheikhs and also by Muscat, but not the British, who were frequently provoked by the independently minded Ruler. Since the absorption of Kalba by Sharjah in 1952, the Shamaliyah is shared by the emirates of Fujairah and Sharjah. In 1952, Fujairah entered into treaty relations with Britain, becoming the last of the emirates to join the Trucial States. On 2 December 1971, Fujairah joined the United Arab Emirates. Fujairah is home to the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates which was built in 1446 of mud and bricks. It is similar to other mosques found in Yemen, eastern Oman, and Qatar. Al Bidyah Mosque has four domes (unlike the other similar mosques which have between seven and twelve) and lacks a minaret. The emirate of Fujairah covers approximately 1,166 km2, or about 1.5% of the area of the UAE, and is the fifth-largest emirate in the UAE. Its population is around 152,000 inhabitants (in 2009); only the Emirate of Umm al-Quwain has fewer occupants. Fujairah is the only emirate of the UAE that is almost completely mountainous. All the other emirates, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi are located on the west coast, and are largely covered by deserts. Consequently, Fujairah boasts a higher than average yearly rainfall of the UAE, allowing farmers in the region to produce one crop every year. The emirate has a cove, Ad Dayt. The weather is seasonal, although it is warm most of the year. The months of December to March are generally the coolest, with daytime temperatures averaging around 25 °C (77 °F) and rarely venturing above 30 °C (86 °F)—with temperatures climbing to over 40 °C (104 °F) degrees in the summer. The winter period also coincides with the rainy season and although by no means guaranteed, this is when Fujairah experiences the bulk of its precipitation. Rainfall is higher than the rest of the UAE, partly because of the effect of the mountains that encircle the Emirate, and partly because the prevailing winds are easterly bringing with them water-laden clouds off the warm Indian Ocean. The variability of the east coast climate is partly due to the presence of the Hajjar mountain range. As with other mountainous areas, precipitation is higher, and this allows for a more varied micro-environment in the area.

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