Visit to Khor Fakkan


Khor Fakkan is a well-known city in the emirate of Sharjah, located on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates. The territory of Khor Fakkan Tour is surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. It takes its name from the fact that it is located in Khor Fakkan Bay (Two Jaws Stream). The Khor Fakkan Container Terminal is the largest natural deep-water port in the United Arab Emirates. Domestic tourists usually like to visit this region regularly.



According to historians, in 1580, a Venetian jeweler, Gasparo Balbi, included "Chorf" (possibly Khor Fakkan) among the place names on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates. Later, the Portuguese built a fort at Khor Fakkan. However, it was destroyed by invaders in 1666.


This fort and another were mentioned as "Gorfacan", a place in a small bay near the beach, with about 200 small houses built of date branches, in the logbook of the Dutch ship "Meerkat". It is known as a triangular Portuguese fortress on the north side it was left in ruins. A fortress on a hill on the south side with no platoon or artillery also collapsed. Meerkat's record clearly indicates date palm, as well as fig trees, melons, watermelons and myrrh. He also mentions many wells with specialized "good and sweet water" for irrigation purposes.


In 1623, the invading Persian army, under the command of the Omani Sheikh Muhammad Suhar, brought down the fort state. The Portuguese counter-attacked the Suhar and drove them from the Portuguese forts, including that of Khor Fakkan. Portuguese commander Ruy Freire urged the people of Khor Fakkan to remain loyal to him. The Portuguese king also established customs offices in the region.


In 1737 the Persians invaded Khor Fakkan during their intervention in the civil war in Oman and expelled the Portuguese with the help of the Dutch. According to German traveler Carsten Niebuhr, Khor Fakkan belonged to a sheikh of the Qawasim, the ruling family of Sharjah.



Khor Fakkan is known for its extensive history of human settlement. Recently, a team of researchers from the Sharjah Archaeological Museum identified 34 tombs and one settlement belonging to the early and mid-2nd millennium BC. It looks like a port gathered on rocky outcrops.


The Rifaisa Dam in the Khor Fakkan Mountains is one of the main tourist attractions. It is believed to have been established above a city. You can even see the roofs of old houses when the water is calm.


Tour itinerary

Pick up and return to your hotel/residence.


Visit of the river places

Rafisah Dam

Khorfakkan Sheep Park

ledge / khorfakkan beach

nosy island

Khorfakkan Waterfall

Historic city.

40% special discount on private tours.


Aed 550 for 2-4 people Private tour in 4×4 vehicle.


650 Aed for private tour of 5 to 6 people in 4×4 vehicle.


Sharing is not available!


(Duration of the visit: approximately 8 hours)

Pick up time around 9:00 am. M. at 10:00 a.m. M. Delivery time around 5:00 p.m. Mr. at 6:00 p.m. Mr.


Preferred hours are available.