Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fujairah a Great Base for Getting to the America’s Cup Venue at RAK


In a recent article on the new and increasingly popular site ‘America’s Cup in the UAE,’ I posted the above Distance Diagram to illustrate the short distances between anywhere in the UAE and especially between the various cities and towns and the 2010 America’s Cup venue at Ras al Khaimah (RAK).

Fujairah and RAK
Tourists in the Emirates for the America’s Cup will undoubtedly be staying in RAK, yet the hotels in this small emirate will be filling up fast, if they haven’t filled up already.

Check out the distances between RAK and the main cities in the other emirates. I have listed them below:

Distances Between RAK and Other Cities
Look at the short distances (in kilometers) between RAK and the main cities in the other six emirates of the UAE:
Dubai 105
Sharjah 85
Ajman 70
Fujairah 110
Abu Dhabi 250
Uum al Quwain 55

Fujairah Factors
Fujairah city is little further than Dubai to RAK and as I said elsewhere, distance is only one indicator. The time it takes to get to RAK from other places will depend on speed limits, road conditions, the time of day, traffic congestion, accidents etc.

The cost of living, including the cost of accommodation, is much more reasonable in Fujairah than in the larger centres.

My Choice
These factors make Fujairah, the coastal city on the Arabian Sea, a rather attractive place for tourists to make their base. It will certainly be my choice as a base for the 2010 America’s Cup.

On Related Sites
Nissan’s First Electric Car Could Be in UAE by 2010, Experiencing the Emirates, 11 August 2009.

Distances Between Ras al Khaimah and Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi… America’s Cup in the UAE, 11 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: Distance diagram of the UAE (courtesy of Keluarga Wahyu di Qatar, which has one of the most detailed descriptions of a road trip between the UAE, Oman. Check out this site to plan your trip).

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