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The charm of nature, mountains and calm in beautiful surroundings on the east coast of Sharjah

The popular beach town along the UAE’s eastern coastline, Khorfakkan, has a new outdoor spot nestled between the Hajar Mountains – the Shees Rest Area. The rest area and the accompanying market was recently inaugurated by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and is just a few kilometres away from the popular Shees Park and Wadi Shees.

The Shees Reast Area offers the perfect pitstop enroute to Wadi Shees or after a long drive. Located amidst the Hajar mountains with plenty of street food kiosks, local fruit market, camping supplies & plant nursery. The area also comprises a 430-sqm shaded outdoor theatre, fit to accommodate 80 people, with a projection screen of 24 square metres; and a children’s play area, which stretches across 600 square metres, among many other facilities. There are 210 parking lots, including 6 parking lots for people with disabilities, for easy access for visitors to the stores and to enjoy shopping, with an expansion to add 70 parking lots and two bus stops.

A mosque will be added, accommodating 300 worshipers, and a gas station to serve visitors of the rest stop and the road.

This rest area is also notable in that it is part of a wider plan of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to cement a sustainable lifestyle for the residents of the area, transferring the ownership of the shops to the residents of Shees, who will be running the businesses in the rest area, and a number of them will be selling produce grown on their own farms to the public.

How to get there

From the Emirates Road 611, take the Khorfakkan exit for road S142. The Shees Rest Area is located after the Raugh Tunnel (Al Raugh Tunnel Road) on the Khorfakkan-Sharjah Road.
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Shees Rest Area
Shees Rest Area
Shees Rest Area

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