Situated not far from the eastern coast of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Khorfakkan covers an area of 190,000 square meters at the foot of Al Sayed mountain, with the capacity to welcome around 3,600 visitors. It was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, in December 2020, and currently operates as a local venue for family entertainment, culture, and business meetings. It also comes with a modern cooling system, and restaurants and cafes for refreshments.
Although a recent landmark, much of its overall design was inspired by ancient Roman amphitheaters, with classic Arabic and Roman designs evident on its exterior. Indeed, this brings emphasis to Khorfakkan Amphitheater as a cultural venue, but it also complements the rugged landscape.
Visitors also go to the amphitheater for its man-made waterfall. Measuring 45 meters high, the waterfall cascades over a rocky mountain, with visitors able to watch from the corniche below. Waterfalls are among the most visited landmarks in ecotourism for how they beautifully complement sceneries. and Khorfakkan Waterfall equally complements the ambient setting of the amphitheater and its rugged landscape. The waterfall is lit during nighttime, and there are also viewing windows available for visitors at a much higher elevation.
Alternatively, the amphitheater offers a magnificent view of the nearby beach, which is famous for its coral reefs, and a favorite destination for diving enthusiasts and boat riding. Overall, Khorfakkan Amphitheater is a neat venue for the family, and for businesses looking to host meetings at the venues. Not only that, visitors will also be at awe from the marvelous landscapes and cascading waterfall. If you’re coming in from Dubai, it is located over 160 kilometers from the city, but you can pay a visit by taking a train from Al Fahidi station and then ordering a taxi at the next stop.