Sharjah opens 100-year-old house as new attraction in Khorfakkan

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The century-old house on a mountain in Khorfakkan, Sharjah.

A 100-year-old house was opened to the public on Wednesday (June 12) as a new tourist attraction in Sharjah’s Khorfakkan area.

The project is part of the first phase of the Najd Al Meqsar project of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) to turn the historical area into a luxury hospitality and heritage tourism destination.

The project restored 7 units within a century-old house perched on a mountain. The property sits on 17,210sqm and include a restaurant, reception area and a trail to the 300-year-old Al Meqsar Fortress.

Adventure seekers can also explore its walking trails while enjoying panoramic views of Khorfakkan. There is also a dedicated trail to Al Rafisah Dam.

The Najd Al Meqsar is located in the Wadi Wishi area. It was once inhabited by the Al Hanateeb tribe. It features the ruins of Al Hara where over 40 houses were built on mountain tops. Najd Al Maqsar’s historical rock known as Hussat Al Meqsar is still standing today.

“The opening of Najd Al Meqsar marks an important moment in our pursuit to safeguard and celebrate Sharjah’s illustrious history. By meticulously preserving our heritage while crafting diverse, immersive and sustainable guest experiences, we showcase the diversity of offerings within our emirate and continue to reinforce Sharjah’s regional and global standing in the investment and tourism sector,” said Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, CEO of Shurooq.

Phase 2 of the heritage-inspired project will see more trails and quick access to the Wadi Wishi archaeological site, and other areas. The second phase of restoration is expected to be completed in 2026. ICA/Expat Media

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