Heading toward Khorfakkan on the new Sharjah – Khorfakkan highway opens up a view of the beautiful Al Rafisah Dam. Originally buil...
Heading toward Khorfakkan on the new Sharjah – Khorfakkan highway opens up a view of the beautiful Al Rafisah Dam. Originally built in the 1980s, the dam has had an upgrade with a new visitor centre and rest area.
The Dam borders a large, clear lake with boating facilities is overlooked by the magnificent Hajar mountains. The sandstone mountain range towers over a pure blue reservoir, surrounded by a rich green landscape and man-made waterfall, perfect for nature lovers and outdoors adventurers.
There is a rest area, a mosque, outdoor play areas for kids, a parking lot, supermarket as well as a popular restaurant with lake view. Part of the redevelopment has restored the nearby Wadi Shea Fortress and the surrounding old plantations. A kilometer-long walkway, fringed with palm trees, winds its way along the mountain’s edge, through the plantations up to the fort.