Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sharm on the Way from Fujairah to Al Aqah

If you blink you may miss Sharm.

It is about 40 kms from Fujairah and 5 kms before you reach Al Aqah (home to hotels such as the Sandy Beach Resort, the Miramar, Le Méridien and the Rotana).

Sharm appears as a one camel town with a road hump or two to slow you down. This measure is probably to keep the locals safe but it also seems a ploy to get you to slow down enough to stop at their roadside market.

To Market to Market
The Sharm market is not as comprehensive as the Friday Market but it has a wide range. Fruit, veges, pots, plastic toys, plants…what more do you want?

Market but No Marketing
Like most of Fujairah the marketers have not left their stamp of Sharm. You could easily think that there’s not much to Sharm as you could think of the whole of Fujairah.

Rich History
There is nothing to alert you but Sharm is one of the rich archaeological sites of Fujairah. It has been excavated and analyzed by archaeologists who have written articles about the architecture of an ancient tomb and pre-Islamic ceramics found at Sharm.

Fishing and Diving
Sharm today is a fishing village and there are also some good spots for diving out from the beach.

Dr Geoff Pound

Images of Sharm.

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