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More mountainous than emirates fronting the western edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Fajairah is home to a number of wadies. This term refers to the valley stream bed or the actual stream that flows in the wet season. Wadi Zikt, in Dhadnah, is less than five miles from the coast and hosts one of Fujairah’s largest dams. Located some 25 miles north of Fujairah, Wadi Al Wurayah is home to a number of waterfalls and some compelling scenery. Another three miles north is Wadi Siji that feeds into the Wadi Dim Waterfalls. A bit closer is Wadi Al Hail, roughly nine miles southwest of Fujairah.
Stretching along the coast, Fujairah Corniche (waterfront) provides the residents and visitors a place to relax, socialize, exercise and be at ease. It is usually bustling with people and activities during the cooler months.
On the east coast of the Fujairah shorelines and reefs are virtually untouched, revealing a land that looks unchanged and familiar to ancient seafarers.
The tropical waters of Fujairah and Dibba are teeming with fascinating marine life. You can find the colorful coral reefs also black tips, moray eels, turtles, lionfish, rays, cuttlefish, barracuda etc.
Experience and enjoy this beautiful marine life by snorkeling and scuba diving.
Many resorts on the Fujairah and Dibba coast and diving centers offer conducted snorkeling and diving expeditions.
Bull fighting in Fujairah is less about bloodletting and more about the animals' strength and the owners' pride.
Every Friday, as the sun prepares to call it a day, crowds start to gather around a metalfenced area oppostie the fujairah corniche to watch pick up vansunload ferocious but beautiful animals with floppy ears and large humps. The Brahman bulls are here to take part in a bullfighting competitoin. But unlike Spanish and portutuese bullfights, this one is with a difference - it is not bloody and there are no matadors and trophies.
The Almzafin is an ancient and unique way of recognizing the traditions of UAE Nationals, especially the people who live in the mountain who have kept this tradition alive. The Sword Championships have been inaugurated to highlight and maintain these traditions through the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Fujairah.
This event aims to promote UAE identity and to instill patriotism and pride in the arts.These authentic sports are a means of communicating ancient customs, deepening the pride of Emiratis towards their national values and showcasing these practices to everyone.
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