The Underwater World Of Fujairah
OutdoorUAE|May - August 2018

Both, if you are a long time East-Coast diver, or it’s your first time here, you can’t miss reading this book to discover useful information about marine life in Fujairah

Nico de Corato

After one of my usual dives in Khorfakkan, on my way back to Dubai I stopped for a coffee, and to say hello to my friend Major Ahmed Ebrahiem, Managing Director of Fujairah International Marine Club. 

It was a few days before ramadan, so I had a gift for him: a copy of the book I just published (Dialetto Emiratino, an Italian-Emirati phrasebook). He also had a gift for me: two books. One was Focus on Fujairah: Through Minie’s Lense, 1964-2000 is a photo book documenting the creation of the Fujairah Maternity Hospital, built by Wilhelmina van de Weg, its daily life and her travels on the east coast. The other one: The Underwater World of Fujairah, whose publication has been possible thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, who intends to share information about the richness of Fujairah underwater.

Fujairah is characterised by a mountain landscape; agriculture and fishery have traditionally been the main activities for a very long time, although nowadays the economy is based on different fundamentals. During the past few decades, thanks to the improvement of the road network and communications of this Emirate, the underwater world has been a tourist attraction especially for divers who want to see the beauties of this natural environment.

Those who love tropical seas and watching all sorts of incredible marine creatures such as strange-looking fish, brightly coloured (and sometimes even poisonous) ones, corals and starfish, should not miss this read. This book aims at introducing you to the attractions of the underwater world of this Emirate.

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