Consider yourself to be a road trip enthusiast? Well then, traveling to Khorfakkan should definitely be on your To-Do list this year. Khorfakkan is an old picturesque industrial town steeped in history. There’s a lot of things to do in Khorfakkan for you!
The town of Khorfakkan is located near the Gulf of Oman, on the east coast of the UAE. The town is sandwiched between the Arabian sea and the Shumayliyah mountains. The word Khorfakkan literally translates to, “The creek of two jaws”. It surrounds the only natural deep-water harbor in the region. This region is and was an essential port for trading with Africa and India.
Here are a few things to do in Khorfakkan for you!
Khorfakkan heart beach
The Khorfakkan heart beach is a hidden gem. Not many people know about this beach. The heart beach is big and spacious. Its water is pristine and clean with a bluish-green hue most of the time. For those looking for some adventure, there are some kayaks/water activities. Resting shelters are also available for visitors. A wooden door frame was recently set up next to the beach for photography enthusiasts to better ‘frame’ their shots.
Another highlight of this location is the cave near the beach. Located at the end of the beach this cave is perfect for those looking to click amazing pictures. The beach is accessible via an offroad route or via a hiking trail.
The Khorfakkan Amphitheater is an unmistakable imaginative addition to the tourist spots in the Emirate of Sharjah. The structure of the amphitheater, which is the biggest development project in the city. It is situated at the foot of “Al Sayed” mountain looking across the seashore of the city of Khorfakkan. It lets guests to see the natural side of the city. His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah launched the Khorfakkan Amphitheater on 14 December.
His Highness also launched the manmade waterfall attraction. The waterfall is quite possibly the most conspicuous tourist attraction to Khor Fakkan specifically, and the Emirate of Sharjah overall.
It is 45 meters in length and 11 meters wide and is situated 43 meters above sea level. It comprises various windows through which one can see the waters of the waterfall from the highest point of the cavern above to the lower part of the mountain.
Al Rabi Hiking trail
Sitting above the city of Khor Fakkan and the Gulf of Oman, the Al Rabi trail offers remarkable all-encompassing views of the surrounding areas. Considered an amateur climb spanning over 5.3 km, this trail is visited by adventure lovers of different ages and fitness levels. It is one of the few trails in the city of Khor Fakkan, around one and a half hours from Dubai. This trail is truly famous among local people as a quick end-of-week escape.
Shees Park in Khorfakkan is settled among the Hajar Mountains! Introduced in October 2020, this new park highlights astounding open-air facilities and amenities, ideal for travel and road trips with family or friends during the cooler months. Situated close to Wadi Shees in Khor Fakkan, on the edges of Sharjah. The park has a manmade waterfall that adds to its picturesque beauty. The park also features walkways for the visitors to make it easy for them to transverse the mountainous paths The park also hosts a designated BBQ area, as well as kids’ play zone.
When is the best time to visit Khorfakkan?
It is best to visit Khorfakkan between the months of November and April. During this period the region is sunny but the temperatures are still in the comfortable zone, ranging from 18°C to 30°C. Also, the evenings tend to get a bit cool and low on humidity.
So, come on over to Khorfakkan for the time of your life. You will fall in love with this town and its many picturesque locations.