Fujairah holds unique position in the UAE. It is the
only emirate that lies on the eastern side of the
UAE, along the Gulf of Oman, while all the six other
emirates are along the Arabian Gulf. The Hajar
mountains have kept Fujairah separated from the rest
of the country.
Fujairah's main occupations in the past were fishing
and agriculture. Pearl fishing was non-existent
because the waters of the Gulf of Oman were much
deeper and colder than the Arabian Gulf, not
suitable for the growth of pearl oysters.
The Ruler of Fujairah, H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin
Mohammed Al Sharqi, succeeded his father in 1974.
around 140,000 inhabitants.
The Fujairah port is an important port for container
liners and for the world's largest livestock
shipping companies which have set up their main
holding station for sheep and cattle for the entire
Arabian peninsula here. The Ministry of Agriculture
and Fisheries are planning to build a dam in this
area where there is a famous waterfall.
Its clean beaches, the numerous water sports like
swimming, yachting, water surfing and deep sea
fishing attract tourists all round the year. The
Fujairah Tourism Bureau has the specific task of
promoting in bound tourism. Three new hotels are
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