Built in 1670, Fujairah Fort was badly damaged by a British attack in the early 20th century.Considered the oldest fort in the United Arab Emirates, it has served previously as both a defensive building and a home for the ruling family.
North of Fujairah city, the mud-brick Al-Bidyah Mosque is the oldest in the United Arab Emirates and was named after the town that once surrounded it.
The engineering features are a major accomplishment for the period of construction.
And for many centuries it was the only stone building along the Fujairah coast.
For Emirati locals, it's a favourite weekend escape.
The beautiful coastline is ideal for scuba diving and sunbathing, while the city is a great base for explorations into the Hajar Mountains.
The mosque consists of a prayer hall decorated with arches and featuring ventilation openings, and a mihrab (prayer niche pointing to Mecca).
A central pillar divides the internal space into four squares of similar dimensions, covered by domed ceilings.
Fujairah is a modern, industrious city that is the main settlement of the east coast.
The emirate is separated from the rest of the United Arab Emirates by the jagged line of the Hajar Mountains.
Although the city itself is a grid pattern of high-rise office blocks, much pride and fine restoration work has been put into the few historic monuments - the Al-Bidyah Mosque and Fujairah Fort being two excellent sightseeing highlights of a visit here.
For many tourists and visitors, Fujairah is a laid-back relief after the bustle of Dubai.