Modern architecture United Arab Emirates
FUJAIRAH ans KHOR FAKKAN
Fujairah, Masafi and Khor Fakkan
This fine example of modern concrete architecture looks like a firestation. The village of Masafi is a trading post on the edge of the Hajar mountains and belongs half to Ras Al Khaimah and half to the Emirate of Fujairah.
Fujairah's Wadi Wurayah National Park the first protected mountain area in the Emirates hosts rare wildlife such as the Caracal Lynx and Epipacis Veratrifolia a native orchid.
The historic Al Bidiyah Mosque was built in the 15th century from mud brick and stone. The four domes are supported inside by a central column and are covered by many layers of plaster.
Fujairah and Khor Fakkan beach at the Indian Ocean
The Oceanic Hotel and resort opened in 1974 at Khor Fakkan Beach and was designed by architect Ashok Mody of Mumbai. Guest rooms with a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean.
New container terminal at the deep water port of Khor Fakkan an east coast enclave which belongs to the Emirate of Sharjah.
Historic lookout tower overlooking the ancient fishing village of Al Badiyah is believed to be built at the same time 1446 A.D. as the mosque. Also an important archaeoligic site of the U.A.E.