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Fujairah is one of the seven emirates forming the United Arab Emirates. Fujairah Emirate is located in the eastern Arab states near the Gulf of Oman. It occupies 1.5% of United Arab Emirates surface, the surface is covered almost entirely by mountains. Emirate's ruler since 1974 Shaik Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi. The main economic source is the cement factories, stone quarries and mining.
In 1902, Fujairah accepted British protectorate, became the last of the emirates that joined the Trucial States, and on 2 December 1971, he joined United Arab Emiratelelor.
Fujairah emirate covers an area of 1150 square kilometers, or about 1.5% of the surface Emiratelelor United Arab Emirates is the fifth in the United Arab Emirates. The population is about 130,000 inhabitants. Emirate of Fujairah is the only emirate that has almost entirely mountainous. All other Emirates such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi is located on the west coast and are largely covered by desert. Therefore, Fujairah boasts a higher than average annual rainfall of the Emirates, which allows farmers in the region to produce grain crops each year.
The weather is warm for most of the year. From October to March, in general, daytime temperatures averaged about 25 ° C and seldom rise above 30 ° C and high summer temperatures exceed 40 ° C. Winter period also coincides with the rainy season. Rainfall is higher than the rest of the Emirates thanks to mountains that surround them, and partly because of the prevailing easterly winds bring with them the Indian Ocean off the clouds.
Fujairah Emirate's economy relies on federal subsidies from the Government of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates based in power). Local industry based on cement factories, stone quarries and mines. A revival of construction activity has helped local industry.
Sometimes on Fridays, you can witness the lashes applied for minor offenses such as drunk in public to walk. Penalties are incurred outside the main court, located next to Fujairah Tower in downtown. However, such practices have become less frequent in recent years. Alcohol is only permitted in some hotels, and since 2000, and a few bars. By 1998, gambling such as slot machines were only allowed in certain hotels, but petitions from local people led to their prohibition. It was argued that some players lost their monthly wages, stopping support their families.
Fujairah is one of the safest cities in the Emirates. Cinemas, generally, are open late, where you can watch and in Hollywood blockbusters. However, the Hindi cinemas are not censored, because they are not as vulgar as some Hollywood productions.
Water sports are becoming increasingly popular among both locals and visitors alike. Examples of water sports: Jet Skiing, windsurfing, waterskiing and diving. Professional diving instructors can be found at Le Meridien, where you can get and the International Diving license fee.
Fujairah | Fujairah is one of the seven emirates forming the United Arab Emirates. Fujairah Emirate is located in the eastern Arab states near the Gulf of Oman. It occupies 1.5% of United Arab Emirates surface, the surface is covered almost entirely by mountains
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