Sharjah Gets A Brand New Lakeside Attraction In The Mountains

Sharjah has been adding new attractions to their books left, right and centre recently. Previously, in March, we saw the opening of their latest mountainside escape, the ‘Hanging Gardens’ lined with beautiful flowers, a gorgeous waterfall, fun-filled activities for the kids and a casual dining restaurant. And if you think all the fun ended there, then you’d be wrong. Sharjah has just come with a new mountainside attraction to keep all you adventure lovers on your toes. Come with me, and I’ll tell you everything you need to know about the new Al Hefaiyah Lake in Sharjah.

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Your New Mountainside Escape – Al Hefaiyah Lake

Nestled along the Sharjah-Kalba Road after the Al Hiyar Tunnel, Al Hefaiyah Lake spans an impressive 132,000 square meters, and it’s a testament to the city’s vision for the future. A 3.17-kilometre dual-lane road surrounds the lake, offering visitors the perfect opportunity for a leisurely stroll while soaking in the breathtaking views. For the little ones, there’s a sprawling 620-square-meter play area, ensuring fun for the whole family.

Nature Trails Galore

Adventure enthusiasts will find solace in the 11.7-kilometer mountain trail alongside the lake. With paths of varying lengths and difficulty levels, including the scenic Al Hefaiyah Lake Trail and Southern Al Friesh Mountain Trail, there’s something for every outdoor enthusiast.

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A Special Surprise

Adding to the already spectacular ambience, Al Hefaiyah Lake features a stunning mosque within its compound. Accommodating up to 495 worshippers, it’s a tranquil sanctuary for prayer and reflection. The mosque’s intricate design, inspired by the Fatimid style, is adorned with captivating geometric and floral motifs.

Al Hefaiyah Lake Receives A Royal Inauguration

In a ceremony graced by esteemed dignitaries, including Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Sharjah’s Supreme Council Member and Ruler, Al Hefaiyah Lake was officially opened to the public. This grand event marked the beginning of a new era for Sharjah’s landscape.

Beyond The Lake

The Al Hefaiyah Lake project extends its hospitality with the Al Hefaiyah Rest House, offering a direct view of the lake and Kalba’s majestic mountains. With amenities like the sprawling play area and lush green spaces, it’s the perfect retreat for visitors of all ages.

Al Hefaiyah Lake is poised to become a beloved landmark in Sharjah’s ever-evolving landscape with its blend of natural beauty, urban sophistication, and cultural significance. So pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and embark on a journey to explore this enchanting mountainside wonder!

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