Tourism Bureau was established in 1996 to market the
emirate's considerable tourist attractions, which
include such diverse activities as watching bloodless
bull-wrestling, visiting mangrove forests and bird-breeding
sites, or navigating the steep mountain roads and
narrow gorges of the Musandam peninsula.
The area between Al Faqit and Al Aqqah, just south
of Dibba, is already a popular destination for holidaymakers,
thanks to its long, sandy beaches and many snorkelling
and scuba-diving sites.
Tourism Bureau recently signed a contract with the
Belgian Three Corners Emirates Company to build a
150-room resort in Al Faqit. The Dh 34 million Fujairah
Resort will be constructed on 35,000 square metres.
In addition, Emirates plans to build a five-star,
200-room hotel in Al Aqqah which will be operated
by Meridien Hotels. Several other projects are also
set to commence in the near future: a spa in Ain Al
Ghammour, two diving centres in Dibba Al Faqit and
a large marina and golf course in Al Aqqah near the
Sandy Beach Motel.