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Khorfakkan’s newest tourist attraction now open

The 11,362sqm Shees Park project is said to have taken eight months to complete

The 11,362sqm Shees Park in Khorfakkan has been inaugurated by HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The park is said to be a major tourism project and includes several leisure facilities and a 25m-high artificial waterfall.

The park also boasts walkways and a playing area, in addition to 32 shaded seats and an outdoor theatre that can accommodate 70 people, as well as a barbecue area, a statement said.

Dr Sheikh Sultan unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the official opening of Shees Park and later toured the facilities. He also announced the launch of several cultural and tourism development projects including the Shees Rest House and heritage village Najd Al Maqsar during his visit.

Beginning his visit from Shees, Dr. Sheikh Sultan was briefed on the plans of the Shees Rest House project located on Khorfakkan Road, which will be implemented in three phases in the northern and southern parts. The rest house will include 60 shops selling honey, fruits, and vegetables, in addition to nurseries and carpet outlets as well as food trucks. The project is also expected to have more than 217 car parking lots.

Dr Sheikh Sultan next visited Najd Al Maqsar village, which is one of the most important ancient human communities in Wadi Washi located within the historical city of Khorfakkan, the statement noted.

The village comprises 13 old houses dating back to nearly a century, which the people then used as a haven from the flow of torrents. Moreover, according to archaeological studies, rocks engraved with drawings of camels and horses dating back to 2,000 years BC were found in the area of Wadi Shai.

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