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Fujairah

It may be less well-known than some of its neighbours, but the emirate of Fujairah on the UAE’s east coast has plenty to offer visitors to its shores.

Each weekend, plenty of Dubai residents head to the unspoilt beaches of Fujairah to enjoy a relaxing getaway on the Gulf of Oman.

Fujairah’s Hajar mountains are the highest on the Arabian peninsula and provide breath-taking scenery and excellent hiking opportunities for the more adventurous. Scuba diving and a full array of water sports are also a popular part of Fujairah life.

Along with an intriguing cultural heritage (the emirate is home to Al Badiyah mosque – the oldest in the UAE, dating back to the 15th Century), Fujairah also offers a stunning corniche along the beach front which brings together locals and visitors alike.

Founded in 1999, Fujairah International Marine Club, host venue of round 1 of the UIM XCAT World Series, is the only facility of its kinds on the east coast of the UAE.

FIMC organises several international events – not only powerboating but also sailing and jet ski competitions, as well as traditional marine sports such as Shoosh and UAE Dhow and rowing races.