Fujairah and a day of indulgence

I got Dubai’ed* and booked a night for the husb & me at Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa. Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make the UAE and less than 2 hours from Dubai on road, made easier with the recent construction of Sheikh Khalifa highway that beautifully cuts through the jagged Hajar mountains. The landscape is arid and nothing much to rave about (unlike the arid but beautiful one of Leh) nevertheless, the drive was seamless for most part.Fujairah Rotana Resort

The resort sits snugly with the mountains on one side and Gulf of Oman on the other. Not one who’d go about booking ornate resorts or even writing about them, Fujairah Rotana deserves a special mention because of their excellent service and friendly staff. And of course, the location. We even got an upgrade despite a busy November weekend and I cannot help but mention the impressive breakfast buffet that catered to almost every palate. Our room was cozy and came with a balcony facing the pool and the sea view, one that looked particularly incredible at night. Fujairah Rotana Resort 2

Not much to do in  the emirate but for those interested, there is the Al Badiyah Mosque, one of the oldest structures built during the Ottoman Empire. We also happened to pass by an impressive looking Sheikh Zayed Mosque of Fujairah, that somewhat resembles the Hagia Sofia of Istanbul from outside. Sheikh Zayed Fujairah

In all, a brief but wonderful encounter with Fujairah and one I’d like to escape to every now and then, budget permitting.

Tip: Check Groupon or Cobone websites that offer discounts at the resort. And at Fujairah Resort, do try the absolutely delish Piña colada made by our very own Mr. Pradeep from Kerala land 🙂

*Dubai’ed: residents of the emirate who tend to or can afford to spend more than they really should/need to!  

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