The Emirate of Fujairah is one of the seven emirates forming the United Arab Emirates. Situated in the country's east, Fujairah extends 90 kilometers along the Gulf of Oman. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi is the present ruler. Under the leadership of His Highness, the Emirate has enjoyed a rapid rate of economic and social development in recent years. An amazing amalgamation of the traditional values of the East and modern technologies of the West, Fujirah has to offer world class standard of living. More than a quarter million people of various nationalities, including Emirates, inhabit this Emirate of 1450 sq kms. Fujairah's economy is based on fishing and agriculture. Like Ras Al Khaimah, the land in Fujairah is irrigated by rainwater from the Hajar Mountains, making it ideal for farming.