Fujairah holds a unique position in the UAE. It is the only emirate that lies on the eastern side of the UAE, along the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean, while other six emirates are along the Arabian Gulf. The Emirate derives its name from a spring of water located beneath one of the mountains. The Hajar mountain range that divides the UAE in two, from Ras Al Khaimah to Al Ain has kept Fujairah separated from the rest of the country.
The Ruler of Fujairah, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, and a member of the UAE Supreme Council, succeeded his father in 1974, and has ably administered the land and has been instrumental in the commissioning of several industries. Fujairah has much to offer. This small community today enjoys modern facilities and conveniences, and is linked by modern highways to all major cities in the United Arab Emirates.
Its strategic location provides easy access to international shipping routes, via any of its three Ports and an international airport.