The entrance of Al Raugh tunnel on the new Sharjah-Khor Fakkan road

The road is clean, smooth, wide…there are gems waiting to be discovered along the way.  First off, it’s where you can find the longest tunnel in the Middle East. It has not just one — but five — tunnels.

This road reduces the drive from Sharjah to the coastal city from two hours to 45 minutes, is a link between the Arabian Gulf with the country’s picturesque eastern coast.

There’s also a historic site on this route, the Resistance Memorial, commemorating the people of Khor Fakkan who fought against a Portuguese seaborne attack at the beginning of the 16th Century. And of course, there’s Khor Fakkan itself, steeped in rich history.