Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Sunday, September 4, 2011

What’s New in Fujairah?

There’s nothing quite like returning to a city after an absence to reveal many of the new enterprises and new projects which are in the making.

Often the most eye-catching features are the newly completed buildings (like the Al Tayer Motors showroom) or the growth spurts on construction projects (such as the new commercial district at the Toyota Roundabout and the fast emerging Sheikh Zayed mosque).

There’s a new roundabout architecture in the making at the gateway to the Fujairah Fort. The word is that this roundabout will display a huge sword, thus showcasing the traditional sword sports that is part of the highland heritage and which has been made popular in recent years through the annual Al Saif sword competition.

There are new purposes for old buildings and in this regard it is interesting to see many residential villas being turned into the locations for a business.

There are new offices that have been opened such as the RAK Airways centre in the Fathima Shopping complex near the Perfume roundabout. This budget airline, which now has a shop in every emirate, is certainly going to give the newly-proposed Al Hajar Airlines a run for its money. This shop has only been opened a few weeks but there has been steady interest in the flights to its five main destinations viz. Kozhikode (Calicut), Jeddah, Dhaka, Chittagong, Cairo and Doha.

There are new bakeries (with delicious looking cakes, biscuits and nuts), new restaurants and with all new facilities, there are new owners and employees who are finding their feet in their new jobs.

So what new buildings and facilities have caught your eye in the emirate of Fujairah?

Take a Look

A few photos of some of the new buildings and people in Fujairah have been posted in this public Fujairah in Focus on Facebook photo album.

Geoff Pound

Many more Fujairah news items and photos are posted in the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

Image: Fujairah’s new Al Tayer Motors is the second largest auto showroom in the UAE.

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