A general view of the Al Suhub tourist site in Khorfakkan. WAM
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Ayman Rashid Al Naqbi, director of the planning and surveying-branch department of Khorfakkan, said that the most recent tourism project in Khorfakkan, the Al Suhub rest area, inaugurated by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, received more than 50,000 visitors during the Eid Al Adha holidays.
In an exclusive interview with WAM, Al Naqbi said that Dr Sheikh Sultan chose a mountain peak in Khorfakkan as the location of the rest area because it offers stunning views, noting that the rest area includes a building round two-story, with a diameter of 30 meters and a total space of 2,788 square meters.
There are also five development projects to be built along the road to the rest area, which include various service projects, such as restaurants, cafes and a parking lot with a capacity of 309 vehicles, has t -he adds.
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Regarding the economic and tourist importance of the rest area, Al Naqbi stressed that it has become a key tourist and entertainment destination in Khorfakkan and has attracted many visitors.
He added that the new projects, inaugurated by Sheikh Sultan in recent years, have doubled the number of people visiting Khorfakkan, helping the social and economic development of the region and creating many employment opportunities, with new projects in launch to meet growing demand from local and international tourists.
Al Naqbi said the location of the rest area in the mountains will attract hikers, explaining that two hiking trails lead to the area, the first, recently inaugurated by Sheikh Sultan, extending from the Al Rufaisah Dam. for a distance of 3 kilometers, while the second, currently under construction, leads from the rest area to the Jebel Al Sheikh tower, stretching for a distance of 2.8 kilometers.
Majid Khalid Al Hammadi, project manager in the Planning and Investigation Department, pointed to the greenery in the staging area, noting that 8,700 diverse seedlings have been planted there.