While Dubai and Abu Dhabi already attract masses of tourists, the North and East of the United Arab Emirates is more and more developing for the needs of visitors as well. In this Pictured Story, I take you to Khorfakkan, a city at the Northern part of the Emirates’ East Coast. Two of the key touristic sites are the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre and
Khorfakkan Amphitheatre & Waterfall – Location & Transport
The Khorfakkan Amphitheater and the Waterfall are next to each other, on the Southern edge of Al Metalaa Park. If there is no event in the theater, parking along the Rugaylat Rd / Corniche Street is very easy and free.
At some times, you can get into the theater and climb up the stairs. I just watched the impressive building from outside. For that (and, of course, in order to enjoy the view of the waterfall, there is neither an admission nor opening or access times. The theater is also running a restaurant. Along the main road / S104, you also find some other services and snack opportunities. Across the street, there is Khorfakkan Public Beach.
The Roman-style amphitheater is build right at a hill. It has a capacity of 3,500 spectators with the stage facing towards the main street. The theater has a cooling mechanism in case of events, so that the sunny location is bothering less. I really liked the mixture of Roman and Arabian architectural elements at this place.
The 45 meter high artificial waterfall is an iconic place. Unfortunately, you need to cross the street to have a really good view of the water crashing down into the small pool at the bottom. Both places are illuminated in darkness. I visited the place around noon, though.