In the easternmost part of the United Arab Emirates lies Fujairah, a rugged location with imposing mountain backdrops and unspoiled natural beauty. Detached from the rest of the country by the Al Hajar Mountain range and facing the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah is the fifth largest of the seven emirates that constitute the UAE. Unlike the rolling sand dunes, extensively developed coastline and sky-piercing highrises that are synonymous with sister emirates like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the scene here is vastly different. There is a far quainter vibe resulting from the absence of tourist hordes – travelers get to be amazed by some of the nation’s oldest mud-brick forts once home to ruling families and are surrounded by a landscape of craggy peaks, pockets of palm-tree dotted oases and pristine white sand beaches.
November 29, 2017