Fujairah is not very rich or has a thriving tourism industry like its counterpart Dubai or Abu Dhabi, but it does have a few good options. It is definitely catching up on the tourism bit and give it a few year, Fujairah is definitely going to have a huge spike in the number of tourists. Of late, several resorts, in addition to the existing ones, have opened up to accommodate the rising number of people (both internal and tourists), flocking to the emirate in search of peace, quiet and sea adventure, with the government planning to open many more.
However Fujairah sadly lacks more budget options, although there is one YHA backpacker’s hostel near the beach (rooms cost AED75 or $25- 971-9-2222347) but you require an advance booking.
A number of hotels and hotel apartments are located along the Hamad bin Abdulla Street within easy distance to the Corniche, restaurants and the shopping malls. With the rising number of tourists in the region, the lack of mid-range and cheap hotels can surely be seen as a detriment to the growth of tourism. Plans are on to develop tourist villages, entertainment and tour programmes which will attract more tourists to the region.
The Al Diar Siji Hotel
Developed as a part of the Abu Dhabi-based Al Diar Hotels, Al Diar Siji Hotel is designed with business travellers in mind. Located within easy distance from the malls and Fujairah Trade and Exhibition Centre, it has pleasant rooms, attentive staff, gym and a number of clubs attached to the hotel, including a 10-pin bowling alley makes it a favourite among the visitors.
Radisson Blu Resort Hotel Fujairah
Perched on the edge of the sea, Radisson Blu Resort is the ideal getaway catering to local and residents looking for a weekend break or tourists thronging to the emirate in search of relaxation in style. All rooms face the sea, private beach and family friendly amenities including kids play area make it a very convenient place to stay. It is a good idea to watch out for special weekend or seasonal deals at the resort. The restaurants serve authentic Japanese, Arabic, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine in addition to the local varieties of food.
With the dramatic Hajjar Mountains as a backdrop and the waves of the Indian Ocean crashing on its private shores, the Hilton Fujairah Resort is an idyllic resort destination. Located centrally, it allows easy access to the shopping district in the emirate. Live music at the hotels Breezes Beach Bar is particularly popular, while the water sports offered by the hotel is a wholesome fun for the entire family.
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
Located on the pristine beaches opening out to the Indian Ocean with the breath-taking Hajar Mountains in the background, Le Méridien Al Aqah beach resort, a short 90-minute drive from Dubai International Airport, is the perfect getaway from the city bustle. Every room offers views of landscaped gardens and the ocean stretching into the horizon. The hotel has specialized restaurants, dedicated kids club and fitness centre.
Sandy Beach Resort
As the name implies, the hotel is located on the sandy shores along the Indian Ocean, with a feel-at-home atmosphere that is its main drawing point. Reasonably priced and furnished with traditional wooden furniture, this resort is easily a preferred choice of most expats and visitors. The resort also offers diving trips and those with the diving certificates can easily book a dive at the hotel. If you are looking to stay at Sandy Beach check in advance. The hotel is usually packed right through the year. Plenty of watersports options are available at the resort.
Fujairah Rotana Beach Resort
One of the finest beachside properties in the emirate, Fujairah Rotana Beach Resort is perfect for visitor in every way. Away from the noise, this hotel has a private beach that makes it great for a beach holiday. The resort nicely blends in well with the local landscape offering unbroken views of the adjacent mountains. Guests looking for watersports can avail of the facilities (most of them free) offered by the hotel, water skiing, kayaking and windsurfing among the most popular ones. For those with time on hand and inclination towards adventure, you could easily hire a glass bottomed boat for a visit to the nearby Snoopy Island and snorkel to your heart’s content.