It was our anniversary on the 25th of this month and the best way to celebrate it was to explore a new city together. So we decided to go to Fujairah, a lesser known emirate in the UAE.About Fujairah: It is one of the seven emirates of the UAE and is situated on the east coast and has the coastline on the Gulf of Oman. The public transport is scarce here but taxis are available in plenty.Best time to visit: definitely not May! It was very hot! The winter months ( November to March) are the best time to visit any emirate in UAE for that matter Dress code: The emirate of Fujairah is not as liberal as Dubai and one must follow the dress code when visiting the mosque and other religious places. Swimwear etc. is allowed within the resort/ hotel limits.
Visit the Sharjah Corniche for a relaxing windy environment and to Al Noor Mosque to grab on serenity and peace of mind. Sharjah is predominantly an Indian locality
1. ABU DHABI
Al Ain - United Arab Emirates
Al Ain, an oasis in the middle of the desert, is the largest in-land city in UAE. Though smaller than Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Al Ain still has so much to offer that you can't not visit this place. Located only two hours east of Dubai, this destination makes for a great weekend getaway!Al Ain is full of parks, tree-lined avenues, green roundabouts and mini oasis, giving it the nickname 'Garden City'. It is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed, the founder of UAE, and an ancient settlement that was one of the pitstops between Oman and other Gulf countries. It is one of world's oldest permanent settlements and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The city has picturesque forts, beautiful gardens, traditional souks and adventure hotspots. It truly is a coming together of the ancient and modern worlds and shows how a city can retain its cultural roots while still evolving into a modern and developed entity.Things To Do
Ras Al-Khaimah - United Arab Emirates
From Abu Dhabi from Central Bus Station, take a bus ticket to Ras Al Khaimah or rent a car (if would be economical and convenient) and drive till the top of Jebel Jais, it is the highest point of the country. Pitch a tent and cook. It can be really cold, ensure to carry warm clothing.
Fujairah - United Arab Emirates
Next morning after enjoying the sunrise at the peak, head to Fujairah for a relaxed diving. Contact Barracuda Diving Center before scrambling off to Fujairah about the weather condition. It is advisable to hire a taxi if you have a restricted time. Places are far and it’s completely hilly area. Taxis are cheaper here comparatively.