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Visiting Fujairah Fort – A complete guide

Currently considered as one of the prime tourist attractions in the city of Fujairah, Fujairah Fort sits on a small rocky hill, about 2 km from the city of Fujairah. This Fort is one of the oldest as well as the largest castles of United Arab Emirate (UAE) to date.

The exact date of the construction of the Fujairah Fort was somewhere around 1500-1550 while it was later renovated in 1650-1700.  The Fort is packed with several houses, a mosque, and a central hall fortified with three round towers and a square tower on the sides.

If we take a look at its profound history, not only did it serve as a home to the royal family, but it is also known to have resisted the British wave of colonialism in the 20th century. 

From 1808 to 1810, the fort remained under the possession of the Wahabbists. More than a century later, in 1925, there was an incident of bombardment on the castle by the British to enforce the anti-slavery policy – three of the guard towers were brought down by the attacks of HMS Lawrence.

The matter was settled when the sheikh finally agreed to pay the 1500 rupees as a fine. Later, between 1997 and 2000, the Fort was reinstated to its original state using the same materials it was built with, in the first place.

What to See at Fujairah Fort

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The Fujairah Fort not only offers an insight into the rich, ancient history of the place as well as breathtaking views of the whole city of Fujairah.

Just a few kilometers from the Fujairah Fort are the Fujairah Museum and the Fujairah Heritage Village.

The Fujairah Heritage Village features restored houses, the exhibition of traditional life, and a display of Emirati farmers’ Al Yazrah irrigation system.

On the other hand, the Fujairah Museum contains dozens of artifacts and items of cultural importance. Thus, it gets you up to speed with the history, culture, and heritage of Fujairah.

How to Get to Fujairah Fort

To get to the city of Fujairah, you can avail the service of either a rental car or a bus. However, once you are inside Fujairah, to get to the Fujairah Fort, your options are more or less limited to only a rental car or a taxi since there are no regular bus stations around Fujairah.

Amongst these, your best bet is to hire a rental car or even a motorbike before you arrive in Fujairah. 

There is also a public transit app known as Moovit, which is currently operational in Fujairah. It offers public transit services in the form of buses throughout Fujairah. Its closest bus station to Fujairah Fort is at the Ministry of Labor, at a 28-minute walk.

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Fujairah Fort Open Hours and Tickets

The Fujairah Fort remains open all week from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. and entry into the fort is free.

Tours Including Fujairah Fort

You can also choose to visit Fujairah Fort as part of a tour. 

East Coast Tour to Fujairah from Dubai

This tour plan is a well-curated one and includes reputable tourist attractions like Al Bidayah Mosque, the photogenic Al Bithna Fort, Friday Market of Fujairah, Fujairah Heritage Village, Fujairah Museum, and the topic under discussion, the Fujairah Fort.

On this tour, the departure time is 9:00 A.M, in an air-conditioned vehicle, from anywhere in Dubai that suits you. If you are staying in a hotel in Dubai, both pick and drop services will be offered to you.

The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $79.00 and you will receive confirmation as soon as you book the ticket. There are only limited tickets available for each tour, 20, to be exact. So, book your ticket right away!

However, if for some reason, you have to cancel the booking, you will have to do so at least 24 hours before the start of the experience.

Private Tour: UAE East Coast & Fujairah Day Trip with Lunch

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It is yet another well-designed tour plan that includes visits to places such as the fishing village of Dibba near the border of Oman, Indian Ocean, Badiyah Mosque, Friday Market in Masafi and Bithnah oasis, and the Fujairah Fort.

In this tour, the departure time is also 9:00 A.M. on a private air-conditioned vehicle, from your private hotel in Dubai. In the case that you are staying in a Private Residence or Villas in Dubai, pick up for you can be arranged from any nearby hotels. Additionally, if you are staying in a hotel that is not a part of the city, you can request a pickup by paying some extra amount.

There is also the facility of pickup for the transit guests from any nearby Airport Hotels.

Furthermore, you will have a private professional English-speaking guide along with you for any instructions that you might need.

The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $345.38 and you will receive confirmation as soon as purchase the ticket. Since this trip will be on a private vehicle, only your group can participate.

The cancellation procedure has a 24-hour before the experience policy similar to East Coast Tour to Fujairah from Dubai.

East Coast Fujairah Tour

This tour is the third one on our list and its package includes visits to Fujairah museum, Fujairah Heritage museum, Indian Ocean, Jumeirah mosque, Bidiya Mosque, Carpet Market, Mountain of Dibba, the Khor Fakkan Beach, Fujairah Beach, and Fujairah Fort.

The departure time for this tour is a bit early, at 8:00 A.M. and there is no air-conditioned vehicle but the upside is that it offers pickup service from anywhere in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman.

The price of the ticket for this tour begins at $173.68 and the ticket’s confirmation and cancellation policy is the same as the above-mentioned tours.

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