Fujairah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, on the Gulf of Oman. Fujairah is the only Emirate of the U.A.E. that is almost totally mountainous, surrounded by the ruggedly majestic Hajar Mountains. Dana Plaza offers shopping in the souks, while excursions include dune drives, camel safaris and a voyage to the region’s only fjord, Musandam Fjords.
The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.
Most Active or Strenuous
Minimal Activity Required
The lush, fertile landscapes of the United Arab Emirates are yours to discover during this memorable tour of the scenic East Coast.
Depart the pier via coach for the scenic drive along the East Coast of the UAE, a region characterized by excellent beaches, the rugged Hajjar Mountain range and lush green expanses. Along the way, a photo stop will be made at the 300-year-old Fujairah Fort, which is currently under renovation. This landmark museum was inaugurated in 1991 with exhibits that are both interesting and educational. During your visit, take a guided tour through the various rooms and view displays of old weapons, traditional costumes and artifacts excavated from around the East coast. Other exhibits provide a glimpse at local lifestyle, past and present.
Next, a photo stop will be made at the Oasis in Bithna, whose impressive fort guards the mountain pass.
Your tour will continue with a visit to the Friday Market, a famous and colorful roadside market featuring an abundance of souvenirs, clay pots and artifacts for sale. Your drive continues through Omani Dibba en route to Al Bidiyah Mosque, the oldest mosque in the Emirates. A stop at the exterior of Bidiya allows for one last photo opportunity before commencing the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.
Relax, swim and take in the coastal beauty of the United Arab Emirates during this half-day visit to the Le Meridien Hotel.
Depart the pier via coach for the scenic, 45-minute drive to the beautiful Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Hotel and Resort, located on a stretch of unspoilt golden beach, nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean.
Upon arrival, you will be offered a welcome drink, and receive an orientation of the hotel and facilities. During your visit, relax and enjoy the beach and pool facilities or take a swim in the blue waters of the Indian ocean.
Following your approximately three hour visit, you will re-board your coach for the forty-five minute return drive to the pier.
Please note: Walking on this tour is at the guests' discretion. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties. A limited number of sun beds at the resort will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Although changing facilities are available, guests are encouraged to wear their swimsuit under a cover-up. Sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a towel from the ship; and flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. In the event the Le Meridien should become unavailable, it will be substituted with a similar property.
Explore the United Arab Emirates in a unique new way during this exhilarating off-road desert journey.
Depart the pier via off-road vehicle for the drive through the desert. Along the way, you will pass through an area of rugged rocks and gleaming reddish sand dunes en route to Fossil Rock, where 80-million-year-old fossils are embedded in the ancient rock. You will also see Camel Rock, a curious formation of rock protruding from the desert sand and shaped like the head of a camel, and take exciting sand-dune rides over the tall, undulating dunes.
Please note: This tour involves travel over bumpy, uneven terrain. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, guests who utilize a wheelchair or those who suffer from motion sickness. All children must be at least two years old, and accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate on this tour. Parents are advised to provide the age and height of the child so proper seats and safety belts can be arranged.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.