Distinguished by its rocky formations, plentiful sunshine, and pristine water rich in marine life, Snoopy Island is a perfect spot for weekend getaways with family and friends. Situated in Fujairah, in the northeastern region of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the island is just off the coast of a nearby beach in Al Aqah and measures just 360ft x 240ft in size.
As you might have guessed, the island was named after the character from the comic strip series "Peanuts," with the mountains resembling Snoopy resting on top of his iconic red kennel.
So, when you get to this stunning location, what activities can you do around Snoopy Island? Astonishingly, it's surrounded by shallow water, making it safe for snorkeling and scuba diving. In fact, you'll be in for a treat as you'll be greeted with coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. You can visit Sandy Beach Dive Center, located at Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort, for the best diving experience. Snoopy Island is also ideal for various water sports and activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding. Visitors are advised to visit Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort to get started.
Since the island is situated next to a nearby beach, visitors can also hang out at Sandy Beach with a stunning view of Snoopy Island just off the coast. There are plenty of activities available at the beach. For instance, visitors can head over to Snoopy’s Tropical Bar for refreshment, Snoopy Lounge is a great spot for having shisha by the sea, and the beach also makes for a great camping spot. Fujairah Beach Camping Site is located a walking distance up north and is a great way to see the area during sunset.
Anyone coming in from Dubai will be able to visit Snoopy Island by going on a two-hour road trip to Al Aqah by car, or head over to Deira bus station to take the bus.