Al Rafisah Dam in Sharjah

Al Rafisah Dam in Sharjah

Highlights
- Located in Khor Fakkan.
- Popular tourist destination in the Emirate of Sharjah.
- Known for its charming and eye-catching beauty. 
- Nestled amongst the Hajjar mountains.
- Man-made lake is frequented by several species of migrating birds. 

Structure
- Construction on the dam started in the 1980s.
- Has become a source of attraction for visitors.
- Popular destination for families during vacations.

About The Dam 
- Holds the seasonal waterway of Wadi Shie, which has remnants of ancient settlements. 
- Archaeological site, attracts history lovers from around the region to visit Sharjah and Fujairah. 

Features
1. Al Rafisah Dam Rest Area along the lake offers plenty of facilities for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the lake. 
2. Rafisa Lounge Cafe is a quaint little eatery with a perfect view of the reservoir where visitors can enjoy simple but tasty food and an array of refreshing beverages. From the balcony of the restaurant, the charm of the sapphire waters against the contrast of the rigid mountains can be admired.  
3. You may find a rest area at Al Rafisah Dam has an outdoor kids’ play area. 
4. An artificial waterfall was built at Al Rafisah Dam, at a height of about 55 metres with lush greenery surrounding it. The waterfall cascades into the blue waters of the reservoir, making it a sight to behold.
5.You might explore the Al Rafisah Dam than going on a stroll on the 730m long walkway. Tall palm trees and lush greenery surround this path. 
6. A perfect escape from the noise of the city. You may spend your time sitting on the benches and contemplating the beauty amidst the chirping of birds and therapeutic sound of lapping water.
7.You can stop nearby to purchase traditional handicrafts from the shops available. 
8. You may also find a branch of the Sharjah Cooperative Society, where you can buy anything you might need, such as snacks and drinks for your day out.
9. Kayaking and going on pedal boat rides are some of the most enjoyable activities at the dam and for that, the Alkhor Kayak service has you covered. The lake is surrounded by the mountains. You can even feed the ducks as you cruise around the lake.

Ride Cost 
- Pedal boat ride for 30 minutes is AED 45. 
- Price of a double kayak ride for 30 minutes is AED 30.
- Cost of a brown pedal boat ride for 30 minutes is AED 60.
- Doughnut boat ride is available for a group of people to ride at once together; cost of a 30-minute ride is AED 100.
10. You can also head to Khorfakkan Beach to relax and catch the sea breeze; if you are staying in Khorfakkan for a while.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Is there any entry fee to the dam?
No, the dam is free to visitors.

2. What about the boat ride cost?
Kayaking and going on pedal boat rides are some of the most enjoyable activities at the dam and for that, the Alkhor Kayak service has you covered. Being on the lake surrounded by the mountains an experience you don’t want to miss out on. You can even feed the ducks as you cruise around the lake.
Ride Cost 
- Pedal boat ride for 30 minutes is AED 45. 
- Price of a double kayak ride for 30 minutes is AED 30.
- Cost of a brown pedal boat ride for 30 minutes is AED 60.
- Doughnut boat ride is available for a group of people to ride at once together; cost of a 30-minute ride is AED 100.

3.Is there any nearby mosque?
Yes, a mosque is available for both men and women to pray.