Dubai: Interested in visiting the latest family-friendly destination in the UAE this long weekend? It’s time for a road-trip to Khorfakkan.
583 metres above sea level, the Al Suhub Rest Area – which was inaugurated by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, during Eid Al Adha this year – offers a stunning view of the city and includes a two-floor flying saucer-shaped building, with a diameter of 30 metres.
The ground floor includes a restaurant and a café that can accommodate 88 people in the inner hall and 48 in the outer balcony. As for the basement, it contains a multi-purpose hall that can accommodate 62 people, a prayer room for men and another for women, toilets, and service and administrative facilities.
The rest area also includes a children’s play area and 89 parking spaces.
How to get there
Once you reach Khorfakkan, as you drive down S104 (Rugaylat Road) along the city’s coastline, you will see the route leading to the Al Suhub rest house between the Beach Park and the Khorfakkan Waterfalls.
The length of the road leading to the Suhub lounge is 6.5 km, and includes two lanes for ascent and one for descent. The incline is not too steep, making it a safe and enjoyable drive.
There is also a hiking trail, which leads to the area, extending from the Al Rufaisah Dam over a distance of three kilometer.