East Coast Kaleidoscope

See Fujairah, the UAE east coast, on this scenic drive past local sights such as the Badiya Mosque, Masafi Pass, Friday Market and Bithna Oasis.

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    All ages
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    Approximately 4-4½ hours

Board your motor coach at the pier and drive to Al Badiya Mosque. Dating back to 1446, this unassuming structure is built of mud and stone; it’s considered to be the oldest mosque in the UAE.

Continue across Dibba (a coastal area), named after the town that provides the UAE with its drinking water, with a view of the Arabian Gulf toward Masafi Pass in the Hajar Mountain range. In the Masafi Pass, visit the Friday Market, a famous and colorful roadside market that evolved from a few merchants taking advantage of the natural travel break to what is now an abundance of handmade artifacts, clothing, housewares, and fruits and vegetables. Visit the Bithna Oasis, a basin of green palms surrounded by the arid mountains. See the imposing Fort Fujairah, built in the 18th century, that still stands guard from mountain access.

This excursion is not wheelchair accessible. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. The order of sights visited may vary. Guests can expect to walk for about a half-mile over mostly paved and even surfaces. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat; shoulders and knees must be covered.