Fujairah City is the capital of the emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, located on the Gulf of Oman (part of the Indian Ocean). It is the only emirate on the east coast. Fujairah owns Dibba and Masafi.Fujairah City is the main business and commercial centre for the emirate, with tall office buildings (e.g., Fujairah Tower) lining Hamad Bin Abdulla Road, the main route into the city. The city's location provides direct access to the Indian Ocean for the United Arab Emirates, avoiding use of the Persian Gulf, which requires access via the Strait of Hormuz.
The restored Fujairah Fort and the nearby Fujairah Museum are located in Fujairah City. Fujairah Heritage Village, near Madhab Spring Park, preserves some of the emirate's past. The main mosque is the large white Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the second largest in the UAE and a landmark that is visible from many locations in the centre of the city. It can hold around 28,000 worshippers.
View on Fujairah Beach looking out to sea
On the seafront are Fujairah Corniche and Fujairah International Marine Club on Al Corniche Road. There is also bull fighting on Friday afternoons. To the north is Fujairah Beach on Al Faseel Road.
Most major hotels are on or close to Hamad Bin Abdulla Road and Al Corniche Road.
HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al SharqiSheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi is the ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. Hamad Al Sharqi was born in 1948, the son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, former ruler of the Emirate of Fujairah, one of the principalities which make up the United Arab Emirates. His mother, Sheikha Fatima bint Rashid Al Nuaimi, was a princess of the neighbouring Emirate of Ajman; she was the sister of the present ruler of Ajman, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.