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Stewart :

Hi, my wife and I moving to Khor Fakkan in 2 weeks, and we plan to stay at the Hotel Oceanic for about 5 days while we search for more permanent accomodation. Apart from the Oceanic, are there any other (cheaper) alternatives in either Fujairah or KF? Also, just on the off-chance, does anyone know of any apartments or villas available (in Fujairah or KF) around the end of this month (August)? Many thanks!

Sender :
"check out this web site. It should answer your questions about hotels. but it sounds like the Oceanic is the way to go!"
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desertbloom2003 :
"I have been to a few places there with my family- great place! try staying at the Sandy Beach Hotel?motel or the Holiday beach Hotel all with chalets open to the beach and swimming pools for both adults and kids ( kid sized). Tips: Take a box of water and lots of drinks ( far cheaper) some breakfast stuff too - they have a kitchenette. When you want to make a barbcue they will give you one, and also an electric kettle. There are also scuba diving places nearby. try to visit the Friday market while you are there- ask hotel management about it. Call ahead for bookings. Check my website for more info about places: "
wikiwiki :

I will be staying in Fujairah for 8 months and i heard that there is not much in cheap public transportation (buses). Is it worth it for me to buy a car? I am a poor student by the way, so the things in my price range will probably be older than me (21 fyi) thanks!

willie v :
"Dear Wiki, I would suggest that you use the sharing taxi in moving around Fujairah. Although there is no mass transport like bus or trains, etc... still the sharing taxi (around) Dhs 2-3 per ride is the best you can have. The issue is if you would like to travel outside of Fujairah ... say Dubai or sharjah.. then at least Dhs. 120/taxi is the cost. This could be Dhs. 30 - 40 again if sharing. Cars in Fujairah or Sharjah or Dubai are very cheap and you can have the car that you want at any price range (starting from Dhs. 2500 depending on the model). However, it's the question of cost in securing a VALID UAE DRIVING LICENSE. (if you're European or American - you can exchange your present license) UAE offers one of the highest driving license preparatory cost ! And they are very much commercialized. Although the license will cost you Dhs. 500 to secure a 10 year license, you are going to spend Dhs. 3000 to Dhs. 5000 just for the course. (more expensive than the car you would like to buy !!!) and the catch ? you are not going to get it in at least 3-5 months ... So by the time you will have your license, your 8 months of stay is up... This is an honest opinion and If you wish to to clarify something further, just update your question and I'll give my reply as well..."
jma :

I'm a western expat from Australia who moved to Dubai with my wife and 2 young kids late last year. Im finding Dubai to be ridiculously expensive and like one big construction site - so we are considering moving to Fujairah. Does anyone know what it's like to live there? It seems a lot cheaper and is still within 1.5 hours from Dubai. I would appreciate any thoughts/suggestions you might have - especially those who live in the UAE. Thanks in advance!!

DB-T :
"It don't seem like that much of a difference. Maybe a little cheaper to live there. But the lifestyle won't change much."
Fanano :
"I'd tell you, Fujairah isn't really an urban city, it's more rural and kind of on the country side. You might not find it very convenient. I would have suggested you Sharjah or Ajman if you wanted cheaper rates because at least they are more developed and more urban. Oh, and the weather is much better there! I've visited Good Luck"
dodo.baba :
"Fujairah is alright, if u like nature and Marine life, than u will like it more because it haves mountains and it is on the Indian ocean dislike Dubai which is on a gulf and full of buildings and cars if u r moving there and still be working in Dubai, then it will be difficult, because the road linking the 2 cities pass through mountains and full of trucks. B/W they are building new road linking Dubai with Fujariah which takes a journey of 75 minutes. i also think that ur children will not like it in the same way they are liking Dubai because there is no much of things to do in fujairah fujairah is developing and will soon be nice place to live in with all these new sea side projects."
Anees K :
"I lived in Fujairah for almost 10 years. Fujairah is really nice and calm place. Its fast developing city. I know a company that is planning to invest millions in tourism and aviation sector in Fujairah. But living there and working in Dubai is not a good idea due to the heavy traffic that you will face. Also think about your kids education."
me :
"A family member has been 6 years in Fujairah. Housing is cheaper but going up. Still nothing compared to Dubai. Also food is cheaper. We would go down to buy our groceries from Fujairah. More "motels", "hotels" Russians and Chinese looking for lonely men, probably cheaper too. Small city, one main road thru city center. Choitrams and Lulu are there. Nice anything for 2 dhs. shops DHL, western union and all the others are there. Much quieter. Fewer traffic jams, though that one main road is clogged during rush hours. More jinn hanging around that place given the mountains so if there is movement or sound in your apt/house, just ignore it. If your keys dissappear just ask for them back. More asthma attacks in Fujairah given there are more than 330 sites where they are blowing up the mountains so the dust and such is troublesome. Some westerners leave because of the air quality. N o decent "western" school there. There well might be one soon given a large influx of expatriates joining an new educational program. Fujairah is likeable, small but growing. Still time to catch glimpses of original life."
blondieee :
"Fujairah is very different from Dubai... Dubai is more liberal, very urban, more of a party city with a lot going on, while Fujairah is just kind of quiet.. I live in Abu Dhabi, it's 45 min- 1 hour away from Dubai, at most, and it is really good for family life.. it's expensive, but I don't think it's as expensive as Dubai? If you want to move somewhere cheaper, I would say move to Sharjah.. I love the souks there, and I think it's the only place in the UAE where you can get Hollister.. which is so random in my opinion anyways. I find Sharjah more interesting :D"
anoooni :
"yes Dubai is a bit expensive .. but you don't really have to stay there .. if you find Australia cheaper then you have the option of going back and living there right ?? and about Fujairah .. its a very calm city .. not many options to do and spend time with .. nice nature and weather sometimes .. i know a lot of my friends in Northern Emirates who are studying and working in Dubai/ sharjah .. and go shopping there in Dubai/ Sharjah .. go for leisure of have fun any where (Abu Dhabi .. Al Ain .. Dubai .. sharjah) except Northern Emirates .. its only a place to stay and sleep in .. i personally find it nice place and very quite .. we go there as a change from the city .. but as i told you .. you wont find the quality of things so if you're willing to take it this way .. ok go ahead oz Fujairah is a nice place .. otherwise .. a ticket back to AUS =) good luck .."


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Date: 2008-02-05 01:44:02

I found this great blog called UAE Mega Projects which covers the $2.4Trillion Mega Project real estate boom going on in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaiman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. They also cover Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. There is lots of great info given along with many videos and links.

Date: 2008-02-05 01:44:02

Alcatel Lucent - the French telecommunications giant, has been awarded the tender for the construction of The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) a US$110 million fibre optic cable system, connecting between Mombasa in Kenya and Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman.

Date: 2008-02-05 01:44:02

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a Middle Eastern federation of seven states situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.

Date: 2008-02-05 01:44:02

Dubai is one of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) state out of seven (Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Ajman, Shrjah)....

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