Radisson Blu Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah
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... is a town located along the Gulf of Oman on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The town, the second largest on the east coast after Fujairah and is set on the picturesque bay of Khor Fakkan, which means "Creek of Two Jaws" in Arabic.
Khor Fakkan is a small town that is surrounded by rocky hills. Rocky Hills sounds like it should be the name of an overweight Australian 70s TV detective!! The hills are very craggy and devoid of any vegetation ...
... of open desert where something wasn't happening. I am reminded of Singapore during it's great building phase in the 80's and 90's and when they were finished, they looked around and said - "wow, this is impressive, what we have done - but we have plowed under all of our history and heritage!" I fear that UAE is well on it's way to accomplishing the same thing, Dubai having already finished the plowing under for the most part. Will ...
... walk in the hot sand), Jim took aim, fired and we all said 'Right!' at the right moment, mildly terrified for the split second it took to pivot over the top, see the descent come into view properly lined up and straight down we went. It was so exhausting because we had to do this about 20 times to just get through about 5km of sand. I think we got into the swing of things though and I can see why Jim keeps going back.
... at 48*C/118*F. Soon enough, we boarded the bus to head to the city of Fujairah. In a small town on the way to Fujairah sits the oldest mosque in the UAE, and one of the smallest in my opinion. Because it's Friday, the Islamic holy day, few Muslims work, so more men were at the mosque for the afternoon prayer. However, we still stopped to take pictures. I climbed up the hill to the 2 watch towers above to look at the tree farms all around.
Back on the road, we ...
... than the bottom of the valleys! Oasis are definitely different from what I saw in Morocco and Algeria ... wao! We were expecting something else, but well. We found a small nice hotel and our room was right by the sea ... quiet and tranquil. The water on this side is at least 5 to 6 degrees cooler than Dubai side... just perfect for me (between 26 and 29 degrees, according to different hotels!).
We visited some forts ... we tried to go to some waterfalls, but there ...
Other places to stay in Fujairah
PO Box 12590, Dibba, Fujairah | 5 star hotelfrom $112
Dibba Road, Fujairah | 5 star hotelfrom $100
Sheikh Hamadn Bin Abdullah Street, Fujairah | 4 star hotelfrom $68
Al Ghourfa Rd, Fujairah | 5 star hotelfrom $77
Al Nakheel Street, P.O. Box 1199, Fujairah | 4 star hotelfrom $84
Hamad bin Abdullah St., Fujairah | 3 star hotelfrom $87
Al Aqqa, Fujairah | 4 star hotelfrom $102
P.O. Box 8899, Fujairah | 4 star hotelfrom $58
Hamad Bin Abdulla Road, Fujairah | 5 star hotelfrom $63
Al Gurfa Street, Fujairah | 4 star hotelfrom $52
Hamad Bin Abdulla, Al Sharqi Street, Fujairah | 5 star hotelfrom $76