Khor al Fakkan

An ultra-conservative emirate 
A superb and lovely bay
The Fujairah Fort

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Khor al Fakkan/Al Fujayrah

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From an MSC ship on the Gulf of Oman, you can see the sizeable town of Khor Fakkan (or Khawr Fakkan) sprawling round a superb bay, one of the loveliest in the United Arab Emirates. The port where your cruise ship lies at anchor is part of the booze-free and ultra-conservative Sharjah emirate, and hasn’t enjoyed the tourist boom its location would otherwise suggest.
It’s a pleasant spot for a brief cruise excursion though, with a fine seafront corniche complete with fish market, a tempting stretch of beach (although, this being Sharjah, modest beachwear is advised) and views of a popular diving spot, Sharq Island, sometimes mistranslated as the rather alarming “Shark Island”, although sharq is in fact simply the Arabic for “east”.

When you are in Khor Fakkan consider an excursion to Fujairah, which has recently enjoyed something of a minor boom, mainly on the back of economic developments in neighbouring emirates, especially Dubai. The focus of much of this is the city’s massive oil-refuelling port – the world’s third largest after Singapore and Rotterdam – at the southern end of town, which is where most of the United Arab Emirates’ oil is exported from, as its east coast location saves shipping from making a two-day dog-leg around the tip of the Arabian peninsula.

 There’s usually a line of tankers several kilometres long offshore waiting for their turn at the pumps. The main sight in town is the photogenic Fujairah Fort, off Madhab Road on the northern edge of the city centre. Dating back to the sixteenth century, this is the most picture-perfect of the United Arab Emirates’s many forts, set atop a large plinth and with high, bare walls rising to a pretty cluster of towers and battlements, dramatically framed by an outcrop of the Hajar Mountains.

Must see places in Khor al Fakkan

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  • DISCOVER THE DESERT IN A 4X4

    AKTIV & ÄVENTYR

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    Discover the desert and wadi watercourses of the UAE from the modern comfort of a four-wheel drive. The tour takes you on a 1.5-hour ride along a modern motor-road to the scenic Masafi Mountains, continues over the ever-changing dunes of the desert and also includes the region’s typical wadis – seasonal watercourses – en route to the oasis of Wadi Shawkah. Further highlights of the tour include a photo stop at the Fossil Rock, famed for fossils dating back some 80 million years, and Camel Rock, an eponymously shaped outcrop in the middle of the desert sand. This exciting experience will be one you remember fondly for a long time to come. Please note: casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended. As this tour involves travelling over rough and bumpy terrain, it is unsuitable for guests with mobility problems, with neck/back problems, for pregnant women and for guests using a wheelchair. Children aged 4 years old can take part in the tour. This excursion is subject to weather conditions.
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    • Svårighetsgrad: Svår: Aktiva utflykter som endast rekommenderas för gäster vid god fysisk hälsa

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    • Längd
      5 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK1099per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK989per person

  • LEISURE AT THE BEACH

    HAV & SOL

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    Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Oman lies the town of Khor Fakkan, which belongs the emirate of Al-Sharjah, but is surrounded by Fujairah, and the nearby Khor Fakkan Beach – your sun-blessed destination on this half-day outing. Not only a beautiful stretch of golden sands and the inviting blue of the water await you at the luxury resort, but also glorious views of the majestic Al Hajar Mountains rising in the background. You will have plenty of time to check out the resort, use the pool, work on your tan or explore the area for a while before your return to the ship ends this beach-centric outing. Please note: 1 sun chair and 1 sun umbrella for every 2 guests are included in the price of the tour. The tour is unsuitable for guests using a wheelchair.
    • Inklusive dryck

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    • Möjlighet att simma

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    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

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      5 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK649per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK489per person

  • FUJAIRAH EAST COAST TOUR

    NATURSKÖNA VÄGAR

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    Enjoy spectacular views of unspoiled beaches and rugged mountains along the east coast of Fujairah and Khor Fakkan on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. The first item on the tour itinerary is a visit to the Fujairah Museum and its fascinating collection of local archaeological artefacts, including exhibits of coins used in Fujairah before the UAE was formed in 1971. The tour continues with a photo stop at the 300-year-old Fujairah Fort before stopping off at the Khor Fakkan Heritage Village. This special exhibition village is designed to let you take a step back in time and get a taste of the lives led by the former residents, including characteristics such as work tools, typical irrigation systems and the kind of work carried out many years ago. You will enjoy a folk show and taste local tea. Next stop will be at the Fish and Vegetable market before travelling along the coastal road and stop at Al Badiya (outside), the oldest mosque in the UAE. Two Portuguese watchtowers that date back to 1498 overlook both the mosque and the oasis village of Al Badiya. Please note: guides for languages other than English are limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. Due to the marked differences between outside temperatures and those found in the places visited as well as the air-conditioned tour vehicles, we recommend taking a light cotton jumper or cardigan for your comfort. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.
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    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

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      5 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK532per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK409per person

  • CAR WITH GUIDE

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT

    KLF39PV

    CAR WITH GUIDE
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

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      8 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK5572per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK5572per person

  • MEET THE LOCALS

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT

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    Sightseeing alone can only take you so far when it comes to getting the measure of a foreign culture, which is why this outing gives you a chance to touch base with a local family, perfect for familiarising yourself with their traditions and customs. After a short coach ride from the port, the family will welcome you into their home and introduce you to their daily life. Sip Arabic coffee, sample the home-made sweets and enjoy some ripe dates before you move on to the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, the Al Badiyah Mosque in Fujairah, which is thought to date back to the 15th century. A photo stop is scheduled here, after which the tour draws to a close with your return to the ship. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair, as there are a few steps at the local house. Guests shall not show any public affection and shall not take any picture without permission.
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    • Inklusive snacks

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    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      3 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK829per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK625per person

  • MINIVAN WITH GUIDE 3 - 6 PAX

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT

    KLF34PV

    MINIVAN WITH GUIDE 3 - 6 PAX
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    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK4922per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK4922per person

  • MINIVAN WITH GUIDE 3 - 6 PAX

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT

    KLF40PV

    MINIVAN WITH GUIDE 3 - 6 PAX
    • Ingen guide tillgänglig

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      8 h

    • Frånpris för vuxenSEK6502per person

    • Frånpris för barn 2-13 årSEK6502per person

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United Arab Emirates

Diamonds shining in the desert
Diamonds shining in the desert

Dubai is actually just one of the seven statelets which collectively form the United Arab Emirates, or UAE, a loose confederation founded in 1971 following the departure of the British from the Gulf.

Technically the seven emirates are considered equal, and preserve a considerable measure of legislative autonomy, rather like the various states of the USA – which explains, for instance, why local laws in Dubai are so different from those in neighbouring Sharjah.

In practice, however, as a cruise to the Emirates can show you, a clear pecking order applies. Abu Dhabi, easily the largest and wealthiest of the emirates, serves as the capital (even if Abu Dhabi city is barely half the size of Dubai) and wields the greatest influence over national policy, as well as providing the UAE with its president.

Dubai ranks second, followed by Sharjah and then the other emirates of Umm al Quwain, Ras al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah, which remain relatively undeveloped and even surprisingly impoverished in places.

The fact that the union has survived despite the sometimes considerable differences of opinion between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is a glowing tribute to local diplomacy, even though it is has also created the anomaly whereby Dubai, with its headline international standing, isn’t even the capital of its own low-key country.