Fujairah

Ruler

 

H. H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi is the Ruler of Fujairah.

History

 

The history of Fujairah dates back to years before the birth of Christ. Fujairah's modern history began in 1808 when Sheikh Mohammed bin Mattar, leader of the Sharqi tribe, built his castle and the old city surrounding it.

 
 
 

How it was named

 
 

It is said that Fujairah got its name from a water spring located beneath one of the mountains in region.

 

Geography

 

Fujairah is the only emirate that is located along the Gulf of Oman. It covers an area of around 1,300 sq. km.

 

Nature and environment

 

Fujairah's climate is moderate and dry. It is renowned for its mountains, plains, beaches and Sulphur springs. Its land is ideal for farming.

 
 

 

Economy

 
 
The emirate's economy relies on trading, manufacturing, ships supply services, transport, storage, and agriculture. It's GPD reached 140,93 million AED of 2014.
 

Major landmarks

 

Wadi Al Wurayah waterfalls and Ain Al Madhab Gardens​​ are major touristic attractions in Fujairah. It also has a number of historical sites such as Al Bidya Mosque and the Heritage Village, besides beaches and hotels.

 
 

 

Population

 Population in Fujairah reached 202,667 as of 2014.