The emirate of Fujairah is working on creation of a strategic master plan project 2040 by end of the year, which will set a framework for urban, cultural and sustainable development. The plan will highlight the tourism and manufacturing enterprises, two sector with untapped growth potential.
The plan will also showcase areas and sources of economic growth, by carrying out a host of strategic long term projects. As per officials, the urban planning will include service projects such as development of a three kilometre Corniche along with all entertainment and leisure amenities such as restaurants and cafes. Plans for a sports complex are also underway.
The tourism developments include opening of four and five-star hotels, in addition to a large number of business and tourism projects. Statistics from tourism sector revealed that over 600 new hotel rooms will enter the hospitality market, in addition to a mall.
With increasing activity in Fujairah’s family tourism sector and growth in value to AED37 billion, the family tourism sector demonstrates performance and potential. The emirate expects about 1.4 million visitors by end of this year. The number of hotel rooms in the emirate is 2800 rooms, which shows high demand and reflects huge investment.