Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that have been part of the United Arab Emirates since 1971, it has some 1,150 km² and 130,000 inhabitants by 2006. Since 1974 it is ruled by Sheikh Hamad bin Mohamed Al Sharqi. Fujairah consists of two main and separate parts, both on the east coast of the country along the Gulf of Oman. Being the waters of this region colder than those of the Persian Gulf, Fujairah could not benefit from the fishing of natural pearls.
From being a fishing village and peasants, it has recently become a container port and is trying to develop tourism. Although Fujairah has a freight transport service at the Fujairah International Airport, to access the passenger air transport service, travelers must move to another emirate.
Al Badiyah Mosque
The date of construction of the mosque is uncertain, it is estimated that it dates from the fifteenth century. The site was investigated by the archeological center of Fujairah in cooperation with the University of Sydney and the Department of Archeology and Heritage of Fujairah concluded that the mosque is believed to have been built in 1446 AD, along with the two watchtowers that dominate the mosque and the town.
The mosque continues to receive daily prayers and is a tourist attraction.
Located about 2 km from the center of Fujairah, the fort is a complex formed by a castle, a mosque and several old houses, guarded by three round watchtowers and a square watchtower.
The irregular shape of the castle is due to the irregular surface of the rock on which it sits.
Radiocarbon dating has identified the date of construction as around 1500-1550. Then it was renovated during 1650-1700.
Wadi Wurayah is a protected natural park that houses more than 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, in addition to more than 300 species of plants, some endemic or endangered.
Famous for its picturesque waterfalls in the middle of the Hajar mountains, Wadi Wurayah is a must see in the United Arab Emirates. With streams and puddles scattered over the rocky outcrops, it is one of the few places left in the world where the endangered Arab tahr still roams freely and one of the last places in the Arab Emirates where the Arab leopard, which is not He has seen since 1995, he still survives.