A recent letter received from James in Florida reads:
“I cannot find any site to book the local guides. Either I am searching [incorrectly] but [I] only come up with guides out of Dubai. Any tips?”
Unfortunately this inquiry is a frequently asked question. There are Emirati guides at the Fujairah Museum and Bidya Mosque but no local guides who are trained and able to take tourists around Al Fujairah.
Another tourist from the USA writes:
“We will be stopping for one day in November while on a cruise beginning in Dubai.”
“Though the ship has shore excursions, we don't relish the thought of being crammed on a bus with our shipmates and hauled around the region.”
There is a need for small and intimate tours, tailor-made to suit the needs of individual tourists.
Cruise Ship Tourism
With the cruise ship experience becoming increasingly popular and Fujairah being one of the stopping off places (from October to May) there is a great business opportunity waiting to be filled by local, knowledgeable guides.
More local news and photos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.