Khor Fakkan – Muhammad Al-Wasila:
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Councilor and Ruler of Sharjah, continued with steady and confident steps and a wise vision to advance Sharjah’s development process. His Highness, with his foresight, creative vision and clear connection with the people of the Emirate, has managed to achieve a remarkable renaissance march, consolidating Sharjah’s civilized status regionally and globally, and a lofty beacon of culture and knowledge, and an important destination in tourism, investment and a diversified economy.
In Khorfakkan, one of the leading cities of the Emirate, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, with an inspiring vision, insight and great determination, drew the cultural and touristic identity of the city; His achievements therein were beacons of science, knowledge and culture, in addition to the dazzling and innovative tourism facilities which, after their inauguration, having been achieved with imaginative creativity, became a destination for internal and external tourism.
Sultan’s most prominent achievements in Khorfakkan last year strengthened the knowledge, science and culture front, and was the required addition to the series of His Highness’s achievements in Khorfakkan in recent years, especially in the tourism city’s identity; Where the city possesses the dazzling innovative “cloud break”, “Rafisa Dam break”, the Khorfakkan amphitheater, the city corniche, the mountain waterfall and other remarkable tourist attractions.
During the past year 2022, His Highness inaugurated educational buildings, represented by the opening of “Khorfakkan University” and “Victoria School”. The university has generated a beacon of awareness and knowledge and has become an added value to the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, which was earlier inaugurated by His Highness. It became a high castle in the march of higher education in the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE, while the opening of the school with new buildings, methods and educational curricula constituted an innovative platform for public education in the city.
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi inaugurated “Khorfakkan University”, whose academic year started last September, after His Highness formed the Board of Trustees under his chairmanship; The university is a great addition to the process of higher education in the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE.
As part of his growing interest in human development, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated the Victoria International School in Khorfakkan, which is located in Al-Haray area. Its establishment came within the directives of His Highness and his insightful vision to complete the qualitative education environment and provide it for all regions of Sharjah, contributing to the development of the science and knowledge process.
The Sharjah Public Works Department, in implementation of the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, has succeeded in completing the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services building project in the Jaradiya area in Khor Fakkan at a cost of 50 million dirhams, and extends over an area of 8910 square meters. City, and is one of the leading projects in the Emirate of Sharjah, characterized by the application of green building standards.
The project includes a number of buildings; The most prominent of which are the educational classroom buildings covering an area of 6,678 square meters, the center’s product sales point, the Masarat Center for Development and Empowerment, theater, gymnasium, art hall, laboratories, laboratories, clinic, waiting rooms, warehouse buildings, shade inside and outside children’s play areas, and drivers’ rest rooms.
Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, thanks to the unlimited support of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, has been able to take a global position as it has achieved achievements as a leading institution concerned with people with disabilities, empowering them, close, advocate. for them, and educate the society about their issues in various fields.
The new buildings of the city provide an attractive educational environment that achieves the principles of comprehensive design, targeting students, their families, workers in the field, volunteers and researchers, creating an inclusive and accessible environment in accordance with the highest international standards.
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Under the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, last year he inaugurated the Al Rayahin Lodge project, which includes 20 old heritage houses, restored in the eastern region along the course of the valley and transformed into a four-star hotel, with a total of 35 hotel rooms, to be ready to receive individual visitors and families.
The residence includes facilities and houses that have been restored preserving their archaeological features and the original layouts of each, in order to preserve the popular heritage, the fragrant past, the ancient spirit of the place and its historical and touristic importance. Where the project contributes to the protection of the heritage identity of the place, the preservation of the ancestors’ belongings, the illumination of their residences and the restoration of the residences’ houses, carried out in accordance with the standards of the “UNESCO “organization and other specialized agencies to preserve the popular memory, the visual vision and the social content of each heritage landmark in place.
The inn also includes the largest house owned by the “worker” family, which has been restored to become a luxury heritage restaurant, serving many Emirati foods that establish the traditions of parents and grandparents in the preparation of popular dishes , which consists of materials and products available in the local area, and each house consists of Different sections and spaces that meet the desires of the guests, including bedrooms, a living room, a liwan and outdoor seating. The residence also includes an outdoor garden planted with palm trees, henna and basil, and used the largest house in the region to include the residence’s reception area, a restaurant, certain services for the residence, management offices and a group of popular . shops that match the heritage character of the residence. The design used owes to the basics and structure of the old Emirati neighborhood, which usually consists of close-knit tenements called “Al-Fareej”, separated by narrow roads called locally “Al-Sakik” .
The identity of the Rafisah dam
In implementing the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, last November the Trade and Tourism Development Authority launched the new visual identity of “Al Rafisah Dam”, one of the most prominent tourist and entertainment destinations in the eastern region of the Emirate of Sharjah, in a move aimed at consolidating the destination’s position and supporting the movement. The visual identity of the “Al-Rafisah Dam” is inspired by the elements of its design from nature, the surrounding environment , the originality of the place and the cultural heritage of the people of the region.
The new identity is a qualitative addition to the tourism sector in the city of Khorfakkan, and is in line with the directions to strengthen the position of the Emirate of Sharjah as a leading tourist destination, and to increase the emirate’s presence on the global tourism map. consolidate , by highlighting the ingredients and capabilities that characterize the emirate’s destinations, with what it offers of exceptional and diverse tourism experiences such as adventures and activities, environment, mountainous, marine and many others, which contribute significantly to increasing the number of visitors and tourists coming to the destination.
The Al-Rafisah Dam Rest House is one of the most beautiful and attractive environmental projects in the eastern region of Khorfakkan. Covering an area of 82,000 square meters with a depth of 13 meters, the lake includes a range of world-class tourist and service facilities that meet the diverse aspirations of visitors.
The Rafisah Dam offers visitors and tourists tours of the lake with motorized boats and other kayaks that give them the opportunity to paddle, feed ducks, birds and turtles, explore the lake and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
The mountain waterfall is a tourist destination far from the facade of the Khorfakkan amphitheater. There is no doubt that the viewer of the waterfall is sure of the grandeur of the idea and the ingenuity of design and implementation after the completion of rock carving to imitate natural simulate. waterfalls, to end with the flow of water from the top of the mountain to its bottom, with a height of 45 meters and a width of 11 meters, offering visitors and passers-by The Corniche Street has a wonderful view and the splendor to enjoy the flows of fresh water to form a wonderful nature that integrates with sea water, in addition to the charming lights that give it creative beauty.
Inaugurated two years ago by His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, the Cloud Cross has remained an important destination for visitors to the city, and because of its ingenuity in its implementation and remarkable beauty, it has become an important destination. Which is devoted to aesthetic values, after the rest rose to the ranks of Al-Ula, and its visitors flew high in the dazzling spaces, and it was a source of happiness for all who climbed its summit.