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Khor Fakkan is a that town belongs to the emirate of Sharjah, which lies on the Gulf of Oman on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The literal meaning of Khor Fakkan is “Creek of Two Jaws”. The town is located on the very attractive Bay of Khor Fakkan and has one of the most important container terminals in UAE, which is operated by Gulftainer Company.
Although the town is a part of the emirate of Sharjah, it is completely surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. As a part of the emirate of Sharjah, the town is ruled by Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al-Qasimi, who is a member of the Al-Qasimi house, the royal family of the Sharjah Emirate.
The distance between the famous city of Dubai and Khor Fakkan is about 146 kilometers (90.72 miles), while the distance between Abu Dhabi, the federal capital of the UAE, and Khor Fakkan is about 280 kilometers (173.98 miles). If you are coming from outside of the UAE, you will find many choices of international airlines from which to choose that operate in Abu Dhabi: Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaima, and Al-Fujairah international airports.
Khor Fakkan is a popular travel and tourist destination. It has white sandy beaches and is surrounded by high mountains. It is considered a perfect destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. The coral reef in the Gulf of Oman is quite the sight to behold. Khor Fakkan has a traditional fruit, vegetable, and fish market (souq in Arabic) near the beach, which is worth visiting, too.
Another attractive destination near Khor Fakkan is the Al Wurrayah Falls in Wurrayah Wadi, which is located in the emirate of Al-Fujairah. This waterfall with its natural swimming pool and mountainous hiking spot is the most visited waterfall in the UAE. To reach Wurrayah Wadi, you need a vehicle with a four-wheel drive because there are no paved roads connected to it.
There is no public transportation service within the town. The only available transportation methods are rented cars and taxis. The intercity buses and shared taxis are available from and to the cities of Al-Fujairah, Massafi, Al- Dhaid, and Sharjah from the main terminal in Khor Fakkan. Khor Fakkan does not has many hotel choices, but the most famous one is the Oceanic Hotel, a four-star hotel with a beach resort and park.
The climate of Khor Fakkan is similar to the rest of the UAE. . The temperature in winter is between 20 C to 30 C (68 F to 86 F), while in the summer, it ranges from 35 C to 48 C (95 F to 118.4 F). Khor Fakkan is a calm tourist spot in which to relax after touring the noisy and bustling city of Dubai.