Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Friday, May 29, 2009

Does Fujairah Hold the World Record for…

World Record
Unlike Dubai, Fujairah does not hold many records, in fact, I can’t think of one record it holds.

But does Fujairah hold the world record for having its international airport closer to the main street than any other city in the world?

I haven’t measured the distance but the Guinness Book of Records is bound to bring their measuring tape when they come to make it official. The distance can’t be more than one kilometer from the airport’s front gate to Fujairah’s main drag.

Talking about Fujairah’s airport, there is a cautious excitement about the recent announcement that there will be three airlines operating in and out of the airport by the end of the year.

Once Bitten…
There is cautious excitement, because the last announcement from a CEO of a new airline operating from Fujairah never got off the runway. Worst than that, there are still many potential passengers bound for the Philippines who lost thousands of dirhams because the Kang Pacific Airlines went broke.

There is curiosity to learn which new airlines will be based at Fujairah and whether for instance, the huge Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and British contingents that live in and around the eastern emirate will be able to fly home directly from the Fujairah International Airport.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Does Fujairah Hold the World Record?

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