Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fujairah: Gearing Up for Tourist Boom

An Emirates Business 24-7 article describes the way the different emirates (including Fujairah) are gearing up to cope with the growing tourist boom in the UAE. Here is a snippet from Karen Remo-Listana’s article, 24 May 2008:

“Fujairah has between 1,500 and 1,600 hotel rooms and is aiming to increase its capacity to 5,000 in the next five years. The Fujairah Government allocated Dh2.94bn in 2006 for the development of tourism over five years. One of the biggest moves was building a 76km road costing an estimated Dh1.2bn to connect Fujairah to Dubai. The highway is expected to open by the end of this year. The establishment of the new Creativity City, the enhancement of the facilities at Fujairah Airport plus entertainment facilities and shopping malls are expected to further stimulate tourism.”

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: One of Fujairah’s popular landmarks—the Coffee Pot Roundabout, Faseel. This is very near the Hilton Hotel.

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