Al Fujairah

  • Contrary to its neighbours, this emirate's economy is based on fishing and agriculture.
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    Fujairah

    Contrary to its neighbours, this emirate's economy is based on fishing and agriculture.

Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination United Arab Emirates

The only emirate without a coastline on the Arabian Gulf is Fujairah, which is ruled by the Al Sharqi family. Situated along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, Fujairah covers about 502 sq mi. Unlike other emirates, where the desert forms a large part of the terrain, mountains and plains are its predominant features. Fujairah's economy is based on fishing and agriculture. Like Ras Al Khaimah, the land in Fujairah is irrigated by rainwater from the Hajar Mountains, making it ideal for farming. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi is the present ruler. .

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