At the contrary of other emirates, it is located on
the coast of the Gulf of Oman, and thus never could practise the fishing
of the pearls, water being colder than in the Arabo-Persian Gulf. The
principal resources were thus a long time agriculture and fishing, it
is not a question of an oil emirate, but the principal activity is currently
harbour, Fujairah which can accomodate containers, with for advantage
that that avoids with the boats having to cross the strait of Ormuz.
Projects of development of tourism are being studied. The current emir
is Sheikh Hamad ibn Muhammad ash-Sharqi, since 1974.