Meandering for 7km and lapped by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman, this long sandy stretch is a beachcomber’s dream with a true local vibe.
Meandering for a good 7km along Kalba’s coastline, Kalba Beach is often scattered with footballers, picnickers and fishermen and their Toyota trucks.
Bookended by a small marina and the tidal Khor Kalba, it is a great place to feel the sand between your toes.
Kalba, located 120km east of Sharjah city and around 12km south of Fujairah city, is Sharjah’s most southerly settlement before the border with Oman.
At the southern end, the coastal sands and adjacent mangrove forest are part of the Al Hafiya protected area. It is an important nesting site for hawksbill turtles and the only place in the UAE where the beautiful Arabian-collared kingfisher bird breeds.