Located northwest of Fujairah City near Madhab Spring Park and Madhab Palace, Fujairah Heritage Village is one of the most notable tourist attractions in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The village was built back in 1996 by the ruler of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohamed. He was also a member of the Supreme Council at the time.
Being one of the most significant historical and archeological places in UAE, the primary aim of laying foundations of this village was to promote heritage amongst the youth and future generations.
What to visit at Fujairah Heritage Village
When it comes to taking a walk across the whole Fujairah Heritage Village, there are plenty of insightful views to engage the visitors.
The skillful displays of artistry in every other part of the village takes you back to traditional Arab life. Throughout the entire village, the simplicity of rural life is pretty apparent. The houses are made with the ancient materials and techniques of the region. As for huts, some are designed with bricks and mud while some are made of twigs and date leaves.
With the presence of conventional places like rural grocery shops and barbershops that are divided into rooms, you get glimpses of early life led by the locals.
Furthermore, there are cooking utensils and farming tools used by the early Arabs as well as the handicrafts made by local women which are displayed on the walls of small guestrooms in the village houses.
In addition to this, you will also come across the famous Al Yazrah Irrigation System that was used in Arab farms before the industrial revolution in 1857. Unlike the use of modern machinery for the irrigation of crops in modern times, the Al Yazrah Irrigation system relied on a bull.
Also, the well-known monument, Fujairah Fort is part of the Fujairah Heritage Village. Established in 1967, the Fort holds great importance for being home to the royal family as well as leading the defenses of the city of Fujairah.
You may also try the Qahwa while you are on the visit. Qahwa is a local coffee, having healing properties. It is made with crushed cardamom and other spices, contributing it a strong aroma and a distinctive taste. Qahwa will be served to you in traditional cups along with some dates.
How to Get to Fujairah Heritage Village
To make your way to the city of Fujairah, you can avail the service of either a rental car, a taxi, or a bus. However, once you are inside Fujairah, 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 is at the Ministry of Labor – over 20 minutes walking distance away.
Fujairah Heritage Village Open Hours and Tickets
The Fujairah Heritage Village remains open throughout the whole week, from 10 A.M. to midnight and the ticket price for gaining entry into the village is 5 AED per head.
Tours Including Fujairah Heritage Village
You can also choose to book a tour which includes a visit to Fujairah Heritage village. We have listed the best tours for Fujairah heritage village below.
East Coast Tour to Fujairah from Dubai
The first tour plan in our guide is a well-curated one and includes reputable tourist attractions like Al Bidayah Mosque, the photogenic Al Bithna Fort, Friday Market of Fujairah, Fujairah Fort, Fujairah Museum, and the topic under discussion, the Fujairah Heritage Village.
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 precise. 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 Fujairah City Tour From Dubai
This tour plan will take you through an impressive mountainous area to popular tourist sites like Ottoman Mosque, Fujairah Museum, Snoopy Island, Carpet market, Fujairah Fort, and Fujairah Heritage Village.
This tour plan has a departure timing of 9:00 A.M. too and the pickup facility is available from your hotel as well as any other location within Dubai. After the tour ends, you will be dropped at your preferred location.
The price of the ticket for this tour starts at $85.00. The confirmation and cancellation policy of the ticket is the same as the first tour plan.
Unlike the first tour plan, however, this tour plan is more of a private one, and only your group can participate in it.
Fujairah and East Coast Tour
The highlights of the third tour plan on our list include the visits to Kalba Town, Fujairah town, Fujairah Museum, Fujairah Fort, Al Badiyah Mosque, Friday Market, Gulf of Oman, and the Fujairah Heritage Village. You will also be provided a buffet lunch at a beachside hotel!
If you choose to go with this tour plan, at 8:00 A.M. of your allotted day, you will be picked up from your hotel by an English-speaking driver in an extremely comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. You will be dropped at your designated hotel in the same vehicle.
The price for the ticket of this tour plan starts at $125.00 and what stands it apart from the other tour plans is that you need to book tickets for a minimum of 2 persons. Whomever you pick as your companion, he/she will be the only person besides the driver alongside you throughout the trip.
The ticket confirmation and cancellation rules for this tour are similar to the other tours mentioned in this guide.