Fujairah City

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Fujairah City (Arabic: الفجيرة‎) is the capital of the emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, located on the Gulf of Oman (part of the Indian Ocean).

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Clockwise from top: Hills in Fujairah, Al Hajar Mountains, Fujairah Beach, Fujairah North Resort, Al Bitnah Fort
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Fujairah City is located in United Arab Emirates
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Coordinates: 25°07′20″N 56°20′03″E / 25.122325°N 56.33416625°E / 25.122325; 56.33416625Coordinates: 25°07′20″N 56°20′03″E / 25.122325°N 56.33416625°E / 25.122325; 56.33416625
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateFujairah
Government
 • TypeMonarchy
 • Emir(Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi)
Population
 • Total97,226[1]
Websitewww.fujairahtourism.ae

PopulationEdit

In 2016, the city had a population of 97,226, a significant number (43%) compared to 225,360 in the entire emirate.[1]

CommercialEdit

 
Hamad Bin Abdulla Road, the main east-west road in Fujairah City

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.[2] 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 northern part of the waterfront has many cylindrical tanks for oil storage.

The Fujairah Free Zone is located to the north of the city.[3] Creative City is a media free zone on the Sheikh Khalifa Highway to the west.

ShoppingEdit

There are a number of shopping malls, including the large City Centre Fujairah mall, opened in 2012.[2] Other malls include the Fujairah Mall (opened in 2016), LuLu Mall (opened in 2014), and Century Mall.[3] Markets include the Central Market, Fabric Souk, and a Fish & Vegetable Market.

EducationEdit

The University of Fujairah is located in Fujairah City.

Schools include:

TourismEdit

The restored Fujairah Fort and the nearby Fujairah Museum are located in Fujairah City.[3] 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.[4] It can hold around 28,000 worshippers.[3]

 
View on Fujairah Beach looking out to sea

On the seafront are Fujairah Corniche and Fujairah International Marine Club on Al Corniche Road.[3] 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.[3]

TransportationEdit

The Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Expressway (aka Sheikh Khalifa Highway), a dual carriageway road, links Fujairah City with Dubai and other parts of the UAE, passing through the mountains just inland from the city.[3] This leads into Hamad Bin Abdulla Road, which continues through the city to the coast.[5]

The main airport in the emirate, Fujairah International Airport, is located to the south of Fujairah City. It currently only handles cargo traffic.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "United Arab Emirates: Emirates & Major Cities – Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". citypopulation.de. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to Fujairah City". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Fujairah Map", www.fujairahtourism.ae, UAE: Fujairah Tourism & Antiquities Authority, 2018 Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ MacManais, E. J. (Summer 2018). "Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Our very special landmark". www.fujairahobserver.ae. UAE: Fujairah Observer. pp. 60–63.
  5. ^ "The new Hamad Bin Abdulla Road". www.fujairahobserver.ae. UAE: Fujairah Observer. 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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