Sharjah Ruler opens mountain-top destination with panoramic views of Khor Fakkan

Al Suhub Rest House is 580 metres above sea level and offers views of the Gulf of Oman

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Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, has opened a striking new tourism destination in Khor Fakkan.

The Al Suhub Rest House is almost 600 metres above sea level and offers panoramic views of Sharjah's east coast and the Gulf of Oman.

Sheikh Dr Sultan toured the striking circular building on Thursday ahead of the Eid Al Adha break.

See the stunning views from Sharjah's Al Suhub Rest House

See the stunning views from Sharjah's Al Suhub Rest House

The 10,250-square-metre facility includes a restaurant, cafe, children's play area, prayer rooms, bathrooms and viewing areas for tourists. About 8,700 trees were also planted.

A three-kilometre mountain path that connects to the recently redeveloped Rafisah Dam also opened on Thursday.

The rest house, meanwhile, is just the latest attraction to open in Khor Fakkan as it continues a transformation into a tourist hot spot.

A Roman-inspired outdoor theatre and huge waterfall opened on the Corniche last December, while a new heritage area encompassing a canal, hotel and traditional souq has also come to life.

Old buildings have been restored, shops rejuvenated and people will soon be able to stay in boutique heritage accommodation in the town.

Authorities opened a new road from Sharjah to Khor Fakkan in 2018 that cut the previous journey time in half.

The four-lane road features five tunnels and several stop-off points to make it easier for people to visit.

Updated: July 15, 2021, 5:26 PM