Khorfakkan Waterfall in UAE

The United Arab Emirates is a scenically beautiful country. Besides the spectacular modern-day architectural splendors of Dubai & Abu Dhabi, the country also has natural beauties like pristine beaches by the sparkling blue sea, glistening deserts, majestic mountains, and serene waterfalls.

Yes, the waterfalls. The UAE is dotted with various waterfalls of varying sizes. Not all of them, though, catch the fancy of the tourists. But among those who do, one of the most popular & frequently-visited ones is the Khorfakkan Waterfall.

Khorfakkan is a port city, located in the emirate of Sharjah. Facing the beautiful Gulf of Oman, Khorfakkan is an important port and is also rich in archaeological sites that date back to ancient times. So, you must visit Sharjah to witness the beauty of this waterfall.

Read on to know everything about the Khorfakkan Waterfall.

Things to See at Khorfakkan Waterfall

Khorfakkan offers tourists the opportunity to enjoy the cool sea breeze and the scenery of the beautiful Hajar Mountains & the stunning rock formations. And, to top it all, here lies the awesome Khorfakkan Waterfall.

1. Khorfakkan Film

This epic movie was shown on screen for the first time on the day of Waterfall’s inauguration. The first screening was attended by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, the ruler of Sharjah. The Sharjah Broadcasting Corporation has produced this film. Additionally, this film encapsulates the exemplary bravery shown by the people of Khorfakkan against the Portuguese invasion in the early 16th century.

2. Khorfakkan Amphitheatre

The newly-opened Khorfakkan Amphitheatre is heavily inspired by the Roman amphitheaters. His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi opened it to the public in December 2020. Covering over 1,700 square meters, the grand & imposing amphitheater can accommodate over 3,500 spectators. The lobby of the amphitheater covers a huge space of 75,000 square feet & it has 6 elevators to facilitate easy entry & exit of spectators. The amphitheater is semi-circular in structure with various arches & columns creating a spectacular sight. And yes, the state-of-the-art cooling system of the theatre ensures respite from heat during the punishing summer months.

3. Restaurant 

Go right to the top of the waterfall at a height of over 100 feet. So, here you would find a cave carved into a rock. And in this cave is located a wonderful restaurant. Pamper your taste buds here while you get magnificent views of the azure bay and the waters of the waterfall cascading down the rocks. The delicious food & the spectacular sights would also create a mesmeric ambiance for you.

Things to See Nearby Khorfakkan Waterfall

1. Khorfakkan Beach

The 3-km-long Khorfakkan Beach is the perfect place for spending some relaxing time. So, lie down on the beach & enjoy the magnificent views of the sparkling waters. You might also go for a swim to feel energized. The myriad rock formations in the crescent-shaped beach would also catch your fancy.

2. Boat Ride

Hop onto a boat ride & visit the nearby Snoopy Island & Shark Island. Moreover, off the island, there are ample opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming. So, enjoy the spectacular views of the underwater rock formations as you are accompanied by local submarine fauna like moray eels, Arabian angelfish, and sting rays.

3. Hiking Activities

The Al Rabi Tower invites you to a basic level of hiking. Once you hike up to the top, you will be able to capture the stunning views of the Gulf of Oman on one side & Khorfakkan town on the other. Additionally, with the beautiful beach & rugged mountains forming the perfect backdrop, the views from atop the tower are nothing but spectacular.

4. Kayaking Opportunities

Visit the beautiful Al Rafisah Dam off the Khorfakkan Highway. This dam, built over 4 decades ago, now sports a shining new look. Additionally, the crystal clear waters of the lake here provide the perfect opportunity for some kayaking activity. The majestic Hajar Mountains loom large in the backdrop, while the greenery all around is a sight to soothe sore eyes.

Best Time to Visit Khorfakkan Waterfall

The ideal season to visit the dam would be from October to February. The weather is quite temperate during these months & you can enjoy this outdoor activity without any discomfort. As the temperatures can be quite punishing visiting Khorfakkan Waterfall can be difficult during the summer months.

How to Reach

The most suitable option is to drive down to Khorfakkan. The distance from Sharjah is 110 km & from Dubai it is 135 km. You can also book transportation services from Travel Saga to reach your destination. Moreover, we also provide rent a car service.

Is there any Entry Fee

There is no entry fee for visiting Khorfakkan Waterfall. So, visitors can enter for free at there.


This waterfall at Sharjah is one of the most popular tourist destinations. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural waterfall in UAE. Visitors can go for hiking, trekking, and other popular attractions in Sharjah. Connect with Travel Saga to book your Sharjah Private City Tour.