Looking for a quick dose of nature without the hassle of traveling too much? Just go to Khorfakkan.
Soaring high-rises, iconic skylines, a tourist’s dream, long sandy shorelines, massive shopping malls, world’s class attractions, and diverse hustling population, are all that come to mind when we think about the fast-paced metropolitan UAE. Now Imagine a drive through majestic mountain terrain while enjoying the serene views, then over to explore the scenic views of relaxing beach, beautiful green park, and man-made waterfalls, a dream of a nature lover, yup! that’s Khorfakkan for you.
Here is what your ideal day trip to Khorfakkan will look like.
The Road to Khorfakkan Through Majestic Hajar Mountains:
It’s a sheer joy. Enjoy the road leading to khorfakkan through the not very tall but rugged and magnanimous Hajar mountains for it’s the personification of beauty, calmness, and wilderness. The 5-tunnel road not only cuts the distance but also makes the driving pure pleasure. The two-lane-each-side road is smooth like a tarmac so close your eyes, if you are driven to Khor Fakkan, and enjoy the drive with some great music of course.
Enjoy Barbeque At The Shees Park And Enjoy Splendid Man-Made Waterfall:
Looking for some recreational activity at Khorfakkan? Yes, plenty but one that talks of the town are the recently opened Shees Park. People have been flocking to see the beautiful lush green park because there is plenty to do here. The highlight of Shees park is its 25-meters high man-made Waterfall that cascades into a beautiful lake.
The park has a designated barbeque area and a seating area for families while children can enjoy the play area. Last but not the least, Shees park features a mountain walk where the public can climb and traverse. One thing that everyone will instantly notice is how picturesque the whole place is since it’s surrounded by Hajar mountains and lush greenery.
Refresh Your Mind And Soul In Wadi Shees And Kayaking At Al- Rafisa Dam:
Your Khorfakkan is incomplete without visiting Wadi Shees and Rafisa Dam should be on your itinerary plan for the day trip. The sound of a stream burbling down the bed of rocks or the sound of a rippling bubbling brook – something very unusual in a desert, isn’t it? That sound is what you first notice while walking down the ramp bordering the water of Al-Rafisah Dam.
Al Rufaisa dam is enclosed between Hajar mountains and the blue waters are so calming and serene that you will never want to leave. Also, if you want to have an awesome breakfast, the Al-Rufaisa lounge will cater to your gastronomical experience.
Visit Roman Inspired Amphitheatre And A Man-Made Waterfall:
A day trip to Khorfakkan should include soaking up to local culture and that includes watching the spectacular Khorfakkan amphitheater, inspired by the grand design of the Roman Colosseum. Thousands of people have already flocked to see its grandeur and beauty in the first week of opening. Hungry visitors can also sample delicious dishes at the amphitheater’s restaurant and café.
Next to the Amphitheatre, a magnificent 45m-high waterfall cascades down next to the amphitheater. Although the waterfall is man-made, it was carved out of natural rock and is often illuminated at night. Both the amphitheater and waterfall face Khorfakkan’s shimmering bay, so visitors can enjoy a wander along the beach before enjoying a spectacular show.
There is more to the glitz and extravagance of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, a more serene part of UAE awaits you. If you are venturing there, Khorfakkan is other-worldly in short. Most agree it is one of the most beautiful sites on Earth and is a must-do on anyone’s bucket list.