Located on the east coast of the UAE near the Gulf of Oman, Khorfakkan is a tourist attraction. Khorfakkan Beach is what this city is most famous for. Located just north of the city center, Khorfakkan Beach is home to a thriving coral reef, a symbol of the government’s conservation efforts. Naturally, it has become a favorite destination for seafaring enthusiasts. When the city falls under Sharjah, it is geographically surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. So, when people make a list of things to do in Fujairah, the beautiful beach of Khorfakkan is certainly in it. Khorfakkan Container Terminal is the only deep marine port in the region. So, if you are renting an apartment in Fujairah, you will get used to seeing the big ships in the harbor and sailing. Behind the Khorfakkan Sea lies the rocky mountains of Hajar. Due to the aging nature, these rock formations look beautiful, rustic, and make perfect photo ops. Most Instagrammers include these excellent features in their feeds, but seeing them up close is a completely different experience.
There are a variety of activities to try at Khorfakkan Beach. Many small islands in the region, make it an ideal place to dive, trade in snorking and other water sports. You can book in advance all information about travel companies such as Adventure Sports, 7 Seas Divers or Hydro Water Sports. From Khorfakkan Beach, you can also rent a small boat to reach various islands. Local retailers offer snorkels, wings and masks to the employer. You can ask sellers details about Khorfakkan Beach too. They are always friendly towards visitors. There are many small islands and coastal areas famous for diving and snorkelling. Marine life patterns can be predicted based on past behaviors. Therefore, if you ask local experts in the area, they can advise you on where to meet a particular species of fish, ray, tortoise etc. Also, because of the depth and difficulty of navigation, your skills as a diver can also be tested.
DRIVING AND SNORKELLING
There are several places where you can snorkel and get into Khorfakkan. All companies offering such trips and services need to be registered and certified, so be sure to select only the most reliable companies. Here are some of the best places to try these water sports in Khorfakkan.
1. Shark Island
Most people can give snorkelling on Shark Island a hard ride, just for the sake of the name. But there have been zero shark attacks here. However you will be able to spot blacktip reef sharks east of the island, especially from November to April. Rest assured, you live far away from the shark. Nothing close to Steven Speilberg’s iconic ‘JAWS’ has ever happened on this beautiful island. Happily, they have many other victims to feed. Small fish and sea turtles can be very close when you come by boat here. Let them be.If you are a diver, Khorfakkan is a great place to enjoy a variety of marine life. The sea is visible, which is why this is one of the most popular activities near the Kororakakan Sea. These rock formations are home to radiation, moray eels and Arabian angelfish. If you spend many hours admiring the work done by NatGeo, this could be your chance to live that experience.
2. Dibba Island
The island of Dibba is very popular among divers and divers because you will find marine life thriving here all year round. This rocky and shallow water is home to tortoises, jawfish, batfish, clownfish and a variety of soft corals and boulders.
3. Coral Gardens
Crocodile fish and guitar sharks have made Coral Gardens their home. Maybe it’s time to buy a waterproof camera. A selfie with a crocodile fish would be great, wouldn’t it?
4. Anemone Gardens
To the northeast of Shark Island is the Anemone Garden. Depth of water is less than 20 feet [20 m] at this famous snorkeling spot near the coast of Khorfakkan. Jacks and small barracuda, and the shy sea will welcome you here. Do not stay underwater for long periods of time. These beautiful creatures are always shy and you can scare them.
5. Car Cemeteries
Even if you are an experienced shack, Cem Cemetery will test your skills. Appearance is low, the most feared animals hiding here. However, if you overcome this challenge, you can find some amazing sea creatures in this boring, yet fun place.
Timing: Sunday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CHILDREN PLAYING PLACES
There are playgrounds designed for children. These reasons are surrounded by palm trees and therefore, sunlight only filters. Therefore, children can spend hours trying to imitate their soccer heroes. If your child is a fan of Ronaldo or Messi, he would not want to leave the field until he scored a few goals. This is one of the most family friendly activities in Khorfakkan, which you should not miss. While the kids love each other around, you can get sunburned on a sandy beach and work on that tan. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen though!
ACCOMMODATION NEAR BEACH
Many Fujairah hotels will be ideal for those looking for accommodation near Khorfakkan. Here are some of the most popular hotels in Khorfakkan.
Oceanic Resort and Spa Khorfakkan
A small picnic with your family on a secluded beach, as the sun sets in the background behind the Hajjar mountains; Sounds right, doesn’t it? Oceanic Resort and Spa offers this and more. A four-star hotel, with 177 guest rooms and fancy suits, Oceanic Hotel Khorfakkan is the perfect flight for you and your family. Temperature-controlled swimming pool gives you the opportunity to prepare for swimming in the ocean. Or if you are pursuing a sea-related career, a game of tennis or volleyball may be a welcome break.
Raynor Hotel Apartments
Raynor Hotel Apartments is about 15 minutes drive from the beach. With a customer-focused approach, hotel management is focused on providing a positive experience for guests. There is an indoor buffet during the day and at lunchtime.