Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Visit Fujairah for Kayaking and Diving

This is part of an irregular round up of blog postings (in the last month or so) about Fujairah, to write about why people visit this eastern city and emirate of the United Arab Emirates.

One blog writer records these attractions:

Getting to Fujairah
“Since the weather in Fujairah is way cooler than the other emirates, we decided to take our little vacation there.”

“We stayed in the Rotana Al Aqah Beach and it was a marvelous resort! The 2+ hours drive from Dubai was definitely well worth it. Along the road going to the hotel were rocky mountains which provides for a scenic trip.”

“We went into action straightaway upon arrival by kayaking into the vast Indian Ocean. The ocean was pretty calm so we had a great time paddling and checking out the whole scenery. Word of caution, the currents can be very unpredictable, so it would a smart idea to always check the weather forecast and speak to the boathouse people.”

“Determined not to get the downpour in the mountains get into the way of our snorkeling, we headed out to an isolated island off the coast to explore the underwater life of Fujairah. The sky was a little overcast and the sea was a little choppy on that day. But for us, that did not seem to matter. The water was a bit murky because of the rain on the highlands, but I think these shots are still fairly decent.”

To read the rest of the article and see all the shots go to:
Fujairah Trip, My Adventures Both Here and There, 20 August 2008

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Kayaking out from Al Aqah Beach (from the blog).

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