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Fujairah

Fujairah




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Fujairah is one of the 7 emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, and the only one on the Gulf of Oman in the country's east instead of Persian Gulf (the other 6 emirates).

The Emirate of Fujairah covers 1,150 km (440 sq mi), or about 1.5% of the area of the UAE, and is the fifth largest Emirate in the UAE. Its population is around 130,000 inhabitants. Only the Emirate of Umm al-Quwain has fewer occupants.

Fujairah is the only Emirate of the UAE that is almost totally mountainous. All the other Emirates, like Dubai and Abu Dhabi are located on the west coast, and are largely covered by desert. Therefore, Fujairah boasts a higher than average yearly rainfall of the UAE.

The weather is seasonal, although it is warm for most of the year. The months of October to March are generally regarded as 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 westerly 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. Tourist visitor numbers peak just before the school summer months.

Al Aqqa
Al Aqqa
Al Bidyah Mosque (Oldest Mosque Of UAE)
Al Bidyah Mosque (Oldest Mosque Of UAE)
Al Bidyah Watchtower
Al Bidyah Watchtower
Autour de Dibba
Autour de Dibba
Autour de Fujairah
Autour de Fujairah
Bithnah Oasis
Bithnah Oasis
Dibba Market
Dibba Market
Fujairah Ancient Fort
Fujairah Ancient Fort
Hajjar Mountain Valley
Hajjar Mountain Valley
Khorfakkan
Khorfakkan
Masafi Friday Market
Masafi Friday Market
Fujairah.JPG
Fujairah.JPG