Tourism is of great importance
to Fujairah as the Emirate is renowned for its scenic
beauty and other qualities which make it a tourist
attraction for those seeking entertainment and tranquility.
Tourists are attracted by diverse entertainment activities.
Some prefer to swim in the warm waters as Fujairah
beaches extend for 90 kms along the Gulf, while others
choose to visit ancient archaeological sites which
tell the history and glories of the ancestors.
is also renowned for its high mountains of multiple
colours and deep valleys where water courses flow
throughout the year which represent yet another attraction
for tourists. There are marine reserves where a variety
of beautiful and rare sea creatures live amongst a
jungle of coral reefs - another attraction for tourists
interested in the diving sport.
are also attracted by the mineral and healing waters
such as those to be found at the Madhab and Gamour
springs. The waters of these springs are claimed by
natives to heal from rheumatism and some skin diseases.
The Wareea's water falls are is one of the most beautiful
mountainous spots in Fujairah.
of Fujairah are not merely the rugged mountains, the
mild weather or the unspoiled beaches, but tourists
interested in relics may also leisurely have a stroll
in area dating thousands of years before Christ. The
ruins of old fortresses and mosques at Fujairah, Bithna
and Bidiya areas provide enormous clues to the spectacular
history of the region.
On a directive
by H.H. the Ruler of the Fujairah, the Tourist Bureau
was set up to act as a focal point to look after tourist
affairs and promote Fujairah as a tourist destination.
has three natural marine reserves for sea creatures
set up by a decree issued by H.H. the Ruler in mid-1995.
The reserves are located at Faqeet, Dhinada and Aqa.
The project represents the most important step taken
by the UAE to protect marine environment. Apart from
that the reserves are also a tourist attraction for
amateur and professional divers who see a variety
of fish and rare sea creatures underwater.