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Al Fujayrah Cruises

Fujairah is one of the United Arab Emirates, on the Gulf of Oman in the country's east.

The Emirate (State) of Fujairah is the fourth largest in area, covering 1150 square kilometres, or about 1.5% of the area of the U.A.E.; in population it is sixth, with around 130,000 inhabitants. Only the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain has fewer occupants.

Fujairah is the only Emirate of the U.A.E. that is almost totally mountainous. All the other Emirates, like Dubai and Abu Dhabi are located on the west coast, and are largely covered by desert. Therefore, Fujairah boasts a higher than average yearly rainfall, allowing farmers in the region to produce a meaningful crop every year.

The weather is seasonal, although it is warm for most of the year. The months of October to March are generally regarded as the coolest, with daytime temperatures averaging around 25 and rarely venturing above 30 Celsius with temperatures climbing to over 40 degrees in the summer. The winter period also coincides with the rainy season and although by no means guaranteed, this is when Fujairah experiences the bulk of its precipitation. Rainfall is higher than the rest of the U.A.E. partly because of the effect of the mountains that encircle the Emirate, and partly because the prevailing winds are westerly bringing with them water-laden clouds off the warm Indian Ocean.

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