Today we’re sharing with you a real Besides the Obvious place: the Snoopy Island. No, we are not joking, this place indeed exists. Snoopy Island is one of the secrets of the United Arab Emirates. A lovely place for every visitor, from snorkelers to professional divers and the occasional couples or families looking for a calm destination. So let’s review now the reasons why to visit Snoopy Island.
Why is it called Snoopy Island?
The island is named after the three sections of rocks that rise up to create the nose, belly and feet of the iconic image of Snoopy sleeping atop his doghouse. It’s impossible to miss it.
Where is Snoopy Island?
Snoopy Island is located off the coast of Fujairah within a 2-hour-long drive from Dubai. The emirate of Fujairah covers approximately 1,166 km2 or about 1.5% of the area of the UAE, and is the fifth-largest emirate in the UAE.
This island is a rocky marine outcrop situated a hundred meters from the InterContinental Beach Hotel at Al Aqah. If you follow the road, before arriving to the hotel you will spot the long free beach, where you can park anywhere and enjoy the beach freely, while admiring the views on Snoopy Island.
You will find crystal clear waters and incredibly beautiful coral reefs. These are some of the reasons why this island is a popular hangout for divers and beachgoers. If you are up for the road trip to the area, here are some of the things to do in Snoopy Island to make the most of your visit.
Things to do around Snoopy Island
Visit the free beach with the best view on Snoopy Island
The free beach is the Al Aqah Beach, this is what you should be looking for. All around, the rest of the bays belong to big resorts, so normally you cannot have free access to there. But to Al Aqah Beach, the access is for free. There are many parking places as well to leave your car. The only downside is that you cannot have a place to change clothes, so you need to arrive prepared in your bathing suit. Also, be aware that there is no shadow, so don’t plan to stay very long under the sun.
Go for diving & snorkeling
A dive in the waters around Snoopy Island is truly something you won’t forget. You can see from stunning shipwrecks to beautiful coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. The breathtaking reefs of Snoopy Island are one of the best snorkeling spots in the entire United Arab Emirates where you can come across different types of fish, turtles, and even blacktip reef sharks.
The water is warm year-round and offers perfect diving conditions. If you would like to try, you should look for the Sandy Beach Dive Centre that offers services and gear for professional divers and amateurs as well.
Kayaking around the Snoopy Island
You can also rent kayaks, banana boats, or even parasailing trips and bingo rides. The waters around the Snoopy Island is usually calm all year long and has a perfect temperature to enjoy any kinds of water sports.
Enjoy some treats around
All the bigger hotels around offers dinner at their restaurants, and they also have their own beach bars to enjoy some treats after a long day on the waters.
Where to stay around the Snoopy Island
There are some amazing hotels around that provides all the luxury that you can imagine. Take a look at the below selection, you won’t regret if you choose from here.
How to get to Snoopy Island
The easiest to approach Snoopy Island is definitely with your own car. If you are coming from Dubai, you should cross the country via Khorfakkan and from there drive up to Al Bidya Mosque direction. From there it takes only 20 minutes to get to Snoopy Island. From Fujairah city, it’s less then an hour to reach Snoopy Island on road E99.
Best experiences around Snoopy Island
Enjoy our discounts in the place
Useful information about Fujairah & the UAE
How many emirates are there in the UAE?
The United Arab Emirates is formed from a federation of seven emirates, consisting of Abu Dhabi (the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain.
What is the capital of Fujairah emirate?
The capital of Fujairah emirate is Fujairah City.
Is Fujairah the smallest emirate in the UAE?
The emirate of Fujairah covers approximately 1,166 km2 or about 1.5% of the area of the UAE, and is the fifth-largest emirate in the UAE.
Why Snoopy Island is called Snoopy Island?
Snoopy Island is named for the three sections of rock rising up to create a profile of feet, belly, and nose similar to the iconic image of Snoopy sleeping on top of his doghouse.
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2 Replies to “Have you ever heard of the Snoopy Island?”
Another point for this place is that the water there being from the Indian Ocean is a few degrees cooler in summer. Doesn’t seem like a big thing but in the UAE summer you’d be glad to have even one degree off where possible.