Weekend Getaway to FUJAIRAH

MARHABA(hello in ARABIC)

Fujairah is an emirate on the east coast of United Arab Emirates(UAE) about 167 kms from DUBAI, lying down the Gulf of Oman.  This emirate is famous for rocky Hajar Mountains and crystal, clear, clean beaches of UAE.

NEAREST INTERNATION AIRPORT – Fujairah Airport in city and Dubai International Airpot.

By Road – Driving to Fujairah from Dubai takes around 2 hours 42 minutes. This drive is very picturesque due to mountainous route and beautiful views of Hajar mountains. 

Our drive
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The roads of UAE are very smooth, safe and well maintained.  There are some villages in between where there are Friday markets on road side for stopovers. You can buy fresh fruits directly from the farms, palm trees handicrafts and persian carpets.

There are many luxurious beach resorts along the coastline of Fujairah. We chose 

Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort    

for our stay. 

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Always check the deals on GROUPON and other travel sites for best plans and rates.

We took the swimming pool facing room and there are some mountain facing rooms also. Because Fujairah is having rocky mountains on one side and beach on other side.  

 

Mountain facing rooms have view of rocky mountains and a highway :-

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There are lots of activites in the hotel like children’s club, Tennis court, Water sports, Beach Fun, Lavish swimming pool with bar inside, Musical beach side bar named as ‘Gonu Bar’ (lively in afternoons and romantic at night).  This hotel has total of 218 rooms with 

RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT
  • Children’s Pool
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Spa Facilities
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna and Steam Room
  • Squash Court
  • Crazy Golf (Miniature Golf)
  • Fitness Center
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water Sports
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis Lessons
  • Aerobic Classes
  • Table Tennis
  • Billiards

 

There are many water sports which can be purchased during the stay. We did this 

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CURRENCY – DIRHAMS AND U.S. DOLLARS

LANGUAGE – Arabic and English

Food in resort – Continental. I like Sapore for Italian food. Baywatch poolside bar is good for drinks. Gonu Bar and Grill is very lively with the sounds of waves. 

Breakfast Layout is very sumptous and with lots of variety and have a decent seating arrangement.

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Going for huge Breakfast arrangement

There are also lots of trekking and hiking points nearby in the mountains with lots of professional trekkers coming over. Mountain bikes and camping is quite popular in local areas.  Near this resort you can go to see old Fujairah fort , mosque and local village life of UAE.

This resort is away from the hustle and bustle of city life between mountains and seas. It is a complete relaxation for family, couples, solo travellers, parties and get-togethers and business meets. 

Main Lobby having Vintage car display.

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Lobby having vintage car display

Note :- This is note a sponsored Post. Stay in this hotel is done under my own expense.

FUJAIRAH

29 Comments

  1. Looks like the perfect getaway. It must be hard to choose between pool view and mountain view– both are so lovely. I absolutely love water sports, so this would be a great hotel for me.

  2. As someone who loves camping and hiking, Fujairah would be a great escape for me. I would love to experience the real rural UAE and enjoy the beautiful landscape. The hotel certainly looks lovely and of a very high standard and would be fun to stay at as well.

  3. Looks like a fun place to relax and explore a not-as-well-known part of UAE. To be honest, I often forget that there are beaches in this part of the world, so your post is a pleasant reminder of that. I love that there are many opportunities to get out into the city and discover more of the history and local customs, and not just the resort life!

  4. I would also choose the pool view room. It makes me feel like more of a holiday if I can be near the pool! The activities available at this hotel make it seem like a great place to get away from it all.

  5. I know nothing about the Emirates except Dubai so I really enjoyed reading your post. The resort in Fujairah looks really nice, especially with that big swimming pool. The view towards the sea is definitely much better than the one towards the mountains and the highway. I like the sound of the villages having markets on the side of the road on Fridays.

  6. Fujairah looks beautiful, the hotel, the beach the mountains. What a nice get away. I would love to travel here one day to check it out myself. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. The roads look perfect. Fujairah is definitely an accessible place if you live in UAE. I like that this resort has an amazing mountain views and a beautiful pool. There is also a good variety of activities that everyone can enjoy.

  8. I have never heard of the Emirate, Fujairah. The views of the drive from Dubai to Fujairah look incredible, worth driving even if it’s just to drive and come back! Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort looks like the perfect family resort, I’d love to stay here with my daughter and enjoy all the activities for a few days.

  9. Wow! They have quite a lot of activities in Le Meridien. I stay in the chain quite often and it is a good hotel for business purposes. never tried for leisure trip.

  10. The only thing I knew about this region was Dubai, but you have opened my eyes. Now I know that the UAE is beautiful everywhere. I can’t wait until I can visit that area

  11. The road trip from Dubai to Fujiarah looks fascinating and picturesque! Must be quite interesting to be in the midst of mountains and sea on either sides. Must be a perfect weekend getaway for people working in Dubai.

  12. Fujairah looks perfect for a quick weekend escape if you’re in Emirates. Driving on those roads must be so amazing with such a splendid view!

  13. I do love a trip to Fujeirah, always reminds me of long weekends with my family as a child. I have still yet to visitAl Aqah but it looks just as good as I had heard it was when it first opened. I’ll have to plan a staycation.

  14. I love getaways like this. Not too far, approachable and when the drive is as pretty as this what else can you ask for. Thanks for sharing this new place! <3

  15. This looks like an awesome place to relax! And bonus that its a place off the beaten path, at least for Americans. I wouldn’t have thought to look to vacation in a place like this!

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