A day trip to Fujairah, away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai.
We spend the first two days hanging around the house, went to indoor playground and accompany daddy to collect his new car!
With our new ride, we decided one morning to go for a day trip to a nearby emirate. Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that makes up United Arab Emirates (UAE). It lies on the East Coast of UAE along the Gulf of Oman, well known for its beaches and Hajar Mountains. Its landscape is very much different from Dubai. Instead of skyscrapers, rocky mountains can be seen along the way and a 4WD car is ideal for exploring the emirates. A day trip from Dubai is great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A staycation along Fujairah Beach is also a popular choice for weekend trip.
As it was a last minute decision, we quickly packed up sunblock(weather is really hot these days hitting up to 46 degree Celcius in the day time), mineral water, snacks, umbrella, blanket for kids to use in car, swim clothes, towel and a change of clothes plus slipper.
AND OFF WE GO FOR OUR MINI ADVENTURE!
|Are u guys happy to be going on a spontaneous road trip? :) I guess the answer is YES!!!|
Our first stop is to Wadi Siji. Wadi is Arabic for dry riverbed or valley oasis that looks like a water pool. It is summer now so it is dry most of the time. Wadi Siji is known for being one of the oldest dam build in UAE in the 70s. There is nothing much to see this time of the year but we had fun driving through the rocky roads, a bit of an adventure I must say.
FIVE GORGEOUS WADI IN FUJAIRAH:
We visited one wadi today @ Wadi Siji!
|A lot of rocks formation and sands and rocks mountain along the way ...|
|When we asked what is he doing... he is actually writing a mini travel diary. I love how he organise his stuff and now starting to write a diary when no one teaches him about it.|
Al Bithnah Fort: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Bithnah
|We are little model|
|And a wefie with sweet boy|
Masafi Friday Market: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g311321-d8292187-Reviews-Friday_Market-Fujairah_Emirate_of_Fujairah.html
|And one from the boy!|
|We are all the way up here mummy....|
|Carefree girl and boy! Stay this way...|
|Price list for entering the park|
It was still hot when we left the park so we went to Carrefour to buy some stuff and cool down before bringing the kids to the beach. It was their highlight of the day as they kept asking if the next stop is going to the beach.
Umbrella Beach: https://foursquare.com/v/umbrella-beach-fujairah/4eb2147a8231c65b1a2a9dd9
|Enjoying the black sandy beach|
Al Meshwar Restaurant: https://www.zomato.com/fujairah/al-meshwar-fujairah-city