A scenic spot with fresh air and date palm plantations
Nahwa is a rare ‘counter-enclave’: a tiny territory belonging to Sharjah that curiously sits within the Omani enclave of Madha, which is in turn surrounded by the UAE. The original village was abandoned in 1999 for New Nahwa, built on a bend in Wadi Shis.
Surrounded by mountains, it is a scenic spot with lush date palm plantations, rocky peaks and a gorge with freshwater pools hidden at the end of Wadi Shis.
There are plenty of places to camp, hike and bike. Off-road driving through the wadi is also popular.