What to do in Fujairah
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Fujairah is one of the most attractive tourist and travel destination in the region, and has a lot of attractions and activities to offer. A paradise for watersports enthusiasts of all kinds, the warm crystal waters harbour a marine life rich in variety making it particularly good for diving and fishing. For the more adventurous, off-road driving through desert and boulder strewn wadis provides vistas unrivaled in the country as startling emerald green date groves nestle between the towering Hajar peaks containing some of the oldest rocks in Arabia. Water Sports One of the most important activities and attractions is the Power Boat racing world championship, hosted in Fujairah every year in October and organized by Fujairah International Marine Club, and the Bull Butting, which is one of the major attractions in Fujairah can be seen every Friday.
Description Bull Butting began in Portugal between the 16th and 17th C. The Portugese who colonized the area brought the sport to the United Arab Emirates. In Fujairah, bull butting is a family event. Every Friday, local families and tourists gather at an open field to watch the bulls' battle it out. The day begins with 20 bulls and winners move on the next round. The prize for the winner is to have his value increased. After many hundreds of years in an open area the bull butting contests will take place behind a fence. Even though the bulls are tied up and handled by attendants, they sometimes take to charging spectators - especially those in red. Bull butting has become a major attraction in Fujairah. Hobbies & Activities category: Sports activity or museum
Description Fujairah Fort, built in 1670, was badly damaged by a British in the early 20th C. Considered the oldest fort in the UAE, it has served as a defensive building and a home for the ruling family. The Fujairah Fort is a mud brick structure with three major sections, several halls, one square tower and two round towers. The fort has been renovated and restored to its former glory. For many centuries it was the only stone building along the Fujairah coast. Located on a hill at the edge of date gardens, the Fujairah Fort is surrounded by the remains of some old town houses. Hobbies & Activities category: Town walls, fortifications, gates; Scenic site or route; Towers, monuments, observation deck
Description The Fujairah Museum is located south of the Fort, opposite the Ruler's Palace. Displays at the Fujairah Museum include artifacts found in archeological digs at Qidfa and Bithnah. Local and foreign archeologists have uncovered items dating back to early Bronze Age, over 4,500 years ago. Exhibits at the Fujariah Museum include pieces made of bronze, steel, brass, silver and gold. Bronze and Iron Age weapons, painted pottery, carved soapstone vessels and pre-Islamic silver coins. The latest addition to the displays is Herbs and Folkloric Medicine. An exquisite discovery in Qadfaa during archeological excavations is an ostrich's egg dating back 2200 years. The egg was used by local ancestors as a bowl and is still in very good. Hobbies & Activities category: Glass, porcelain, pottery exhibit; Gold, silver, metalworking exhibit; Historical museum; Jewels, diamond cutting.