Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Al Hefaiyah Lake has quickly become a beloved destination for nature lovers, families, and adventure seekers alike

Situated strategically on the Sharjah-Kalba Road, Al Hefaiyah Lake spans 132,000 square metres and holds 155 million gallons, serving as a vital water reservoir. The lake is 4 metres deep. Its construction incorporates cutting-edge technology, including innovative materials suited for the hilly climate. Additionally, sophisticated pipes connect the surrounding mountains to the lake for surplus water storage, rainwater collection, and valley run-off management.

Visitors to Al Hefaiyah Lake are greeted by a 3.17-kilometre dual-lane road encircling the lake. The road, encircling the lake is ideal for a stroll or a scenic drive, while the large play area covering 620 square metres, allows children to enjoy playtime in the outdoors.

Nature and adventure enthusiasts can hike the hiking trails, stretching over 11.7 kilometres, offering various paths of differing lengths and difficulty levels.

Nestled at the centre of the compound, the exquisite Al Hefaiyah Mosque stands out, boasting intricate geometric and floral themes and a towering 36-metre-tall minaret. A women’s prayer hall accommodates 110 worshippers, while an outdoor courtyard provides space for 2,040 worshippers to gather. An Islamic library stocks books on interpretation, jurisprudence, and legal rulings.

Activities Highlights

  • Hike
  • Dine at Mara or Simuli
  • Picnic
  • Stroll around the lake
  • Boat on the lake

How to get there

Along the Sharjah-Kalba Road after Al Hiyar Tunnel.
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Al Hefaiyah Lake
Al Hefaiyah Lake
Al Hefaiyah Lake

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