Dibba Mountain Park and Resort, Fujairah

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Dibba Mountain Park and Resort, Fujairah

Dibba Mountain Park and Resort is a fabulous new Fujairah destination with activities and chalets on the East Coast. With the backdrop of the Dibba Fujairah mountains and a view of the Arabian Sea, it’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a coffee, meal, shisha or even a swim.

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Better still, book yourself in and enjoy a relaxing few days with a private pool and jacuzzi or just a simple studio. See more of the chalets below.

If you have your own caravan, Dibba Mountain Park has eight private areas to park your van with full connection to electrical, water and sewage facilities.

Whether you’re planning a day trip to Fujairah or a luxury break in Fujairah, read on for more information.

Where is Dibba Mountain Park?

Dibba Mountain Park is in Al Fiqt, just north of Rhul Dadna, and opposite the popular Dibba camping area at Al Fiqt Beach. The resort sits between the Hajar mountains and opposite the Arabian Sea, making it the perfect setting to reinvigorate yourself after a hard week.

road to Dibba Mountain Park Fujairah

It is close to Snoopy Island for snorkelling or scuba diving, close to Dibba Fujairah for a dhow ride and just down the road from Dibba Gate, where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables and grab a bite from the truck park.

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What can you do at Dibba Mountain Park?

You can fly through the air on the Flying Fox, scale the climbing wall, swim in the gorgeous pool, relax by the poolside with a drink and a good book, play padel tennis, have lunch at Legacy Cafe or smoke shisha at the Sky Lounge.

All facilities are open to the public as well as to chalet guests.

zipline and climbing wall Dibba Mountain Park Fujairah

You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner at Al Baha Restaurant. The menu is a la carte and the restaurant opens 7:30-11:30am, 12:30-3:30pm and 7-10:30pm. It has both indoor and outdoor seating.

Al Baha Restaurant Dibba Mountain Park and Resort

Legacy Cafe opens at 10am and has a good selection of cakes, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, etc. It’s a good idea to reserve a table in advance at busy times.

Legacy cafe Al Baha Restaurant Dibba Mountain Park and Resort

For a special occasion, you might order the afternoon tea for two at AED 160. This tasty treat is available daily from 4pm but requires 24 hours’ notice, so be sure to book ahead.

The Sky Lounge is perched between the low mountains and offers shisha and drinks but you can also order food from the restaurants. (You can see it in the background of the photo below, above the pool to the left.)

pool and sky lounge on mountain Dibba Mountain Park Fujairah

Dibba Mountain Park Chalets

Why not book a weekend away to truly enjoy this new resort? For the ultimate treat, reserve the VIP chalet up on the mountain with a private pool and jacuzzi with gorgeous views. It’s the perfect romantic getaway! It even has its own waterfall!

VIP Chalet Dibba Mountain Park and Resort

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If you need more space to take your family along, book the 3-bedroom Rumilah VIP chalet with an indoor pool and jacuzzi. Enjoy your soak while watching a movie or gazing at the sea view before having a family barbecue on the terrace.

For something simpler, go for a two-bedroom without a pool or a studio. All have an outdoor seating area and private entrance.

The resort has a fitness centre but what better way to work out than trek on the park’s two hiking trails? Golf carts are always ready to take you up and down the mountainside paths, so no need to worry about accessibility.

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What makes Dibba Mountain Park and Resort special?

  • Ideal setting for getting away from the busy life of the city or work.
  • Eco-friendly
  • Relaxing halal destination, perfect for those looking for sober destinations
  • Fun Fujairah family destination
  • Great location for an event

I enjoyed my visit to the Fujairah resort and the staff were all lovely and very helpful. I’ll be back for sure! See more info about the resort lower down.

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Dibba Mountain Park Opening Times

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool 8am-8pm
  • Padel tennis 9am-10pm
  • Adventure Activities 5pm-10pm (currently)
  • Sky Lounge 5pm – midnight
  • Legacy Cafe 10am-10pm
  • Al Baha Restaurant 7am – 11pm
  • Pool Bar (alcohol-free) 10am-11pm

Dibba Mountain Park and Resort Prices

There is no entrance fee to the park itself, but here are some sample prices that you will pay while you are there to give you an idea.

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool – AED 100 per adult, AED 75 per child
  • Adventure Package (Via Ferrata, Zipline, Wall Climbing, Free Fall) AED 150+
  • Caravan Parking AED 250+
  • Legacy Coffee AED 21-35 , cake AED

Fujairah Tourist Destinations to visit on your trip to Dibba Mountain Park

Where else can you visit nearby?

Where can you stop off on your road trip east to Dibba Mountain Park?

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If you like this, you might also like Fujairah Adventure Park or Al Qalaa Lodge

If you can’t get booked at the Fujairah Mountain Resort or you prefer to stay at a hotel, search hotels below.



  • Fujairah to Dibba distance – how far is it from Fujairah city to Dibba Park? It is around 35km and 35 minutes by car.
  • Are there any Fujairah camping sites nearby? Yes, you can camp opposite at the beach
  • I’m travelling from overseas and don’t have a car. How can I get to Dibba Mountain Park? The resort can help to arrange transport for you.


Kalba Emirate of Sharjah Khor Kalba

Kalba, Emirate of Sharjah

Kalba has much to offer the nature lover, with several diverse habitats for its size – mountains, plains with acacia forests, mangroves, beaches, lakes, marshes and palm groves. It has long been one of my favourite places to visit in the UAE and I visit often.

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Things are changing, though, in a good way, and the tranquil and picturesque enclave of Sharjah is now also an up-and-coming family and ecotourism destination in the UAE.

kalba nature reserves

It is the furthest south of the Sharjah Eastern Region enclaves and home to a large nature reserve, which includes the Al Hefaiya Protected Area and Mountain Conservation Centre and Kalba Bird of Prey Centre. Just a few kilometres away is another nature reserve, which includes Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre.

There is also lots of stunning architecture to see in mosques, local government buildings, souqs and attractions.

blue and white mosque kalba

There are plenty of fabulous places to visit and things to do in Kalba, so let’s take a look. You can also see more of these locations and more in my Instagram guides.

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Khor Kalba Mangroves

Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre

The mangroves were closed to the public around ten years ago to rescue them from damage that was occurring. However, you can now visit them within Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre.

The centre is a wonderful place to visit and learn. An outdoor play and picnic area in Kalba Mangrove Park has stunning views over the mangroves, the creek and the mountains. See more of Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre.

Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre opening times: 9am-6:30, Saturday 11-6:30, Friday 2-6:30, Monday closed.

Khor Kalba Mangrove Center entry fee: Adults AED 15.50, children under 12 free. Senior Citizens 60+ and People of Determination free with one carer.

Kalba Kingfisher Retreat

Treat yourself to an overnight stay at the Kalba Kingfisher Lodge, the first eco-retreat in Sharjah. Activities are also available from here, such as kayaking in the mangroves. Book Mysk Kingfisher Retreat Kalba.

The photo above shows the bridge to the boats that take you to the Mysk Kingfisher Resort Kalba. In the background are the luxury tents. Each tent has a private infinity pool. The resort is part of the conservation area and wildlife roams the island.

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Al Hefaiya Mountain Conservation Centre and Kalba Bird of Prey Centre

These two centres are inside Kalba Conservation Reserve and very close to each other.

See more on Al Hefaiya Mountain Conservation Centre and the Bird of Prey Centre. In the meantime, here are a couple of photos.

Kalba Ghail Dam

Kalba Ghayl Dam (also known as Kalba Dam) has water all year round, although the level fluctuates. Ducks live there permanently and are always happy with anyone who takes them some treats!

There’s a small area to sit on the dam side but you can walk around to the opposite side and find a quieter spot overlooking the water.

Kalba hiking trail has two starting points: the dam and the parking area near the lake. Two high hills sit on either end of the dam and the graded trail goes up one, back down, along a connecting path and up the other. There is also a flat path going in the valley between the two.

You can do part or all but the entire route is around 8km. This hike is an excellent choice for sunrise, but late afternoon is also lovely. I’ve seen some lovely sunsets there.

You can do this hike with children as long as they have a bit of stamina. For more family hikes, see Hiking in the UAE.

You can access Al Ghail Dam from the ring road. Take me to the map.

Kalba Parks and Beaches

The city has several parks, including Kalba Corniche Park and Al Sidra Ladies and Children’s Park, with play areas, facilities, etc. The Corniche Park, also known as Kalba Park, sits between the road and the beach and is very popular with local residents.

kalba park play area

Kalba Beach has amusements for children, such as bouncy castles, trampolines and go-karts. The sand on this stretch of beach is similar to that of its neighbour, Fujairah, so it’s darker.

Although you used to be able to camp at the beach, it’s not permitted any more. If you like to fish, you can do that here if you have a licence.

old kalba beach

If you are a UAE resident, you can get a licence at the Fishermen’s Cooperative at Kalba Fish Market or any relevant locations in the Emirate of Sharjah. (If you want to go deep-sea fishing here, look up East Coast Fishing Charter.)

walking path at Kalba corniche development

Further south is the new corniche development at Khor Kalba Beach. New cafes and restaurants are also opening along both sides of the beach road. Tamm Coffee serves Turkish food but you can also pop in for a coffee with a view of the Oman Gulf. The beach is mostly white but the sand is darker near the water.

Al Hafiya Picnic Park

Al Hafiya Picnic Park is a beautiful spot with a hide overlooking the protected area and a great play area. It has recently reopened after a long closure. It has wooden slides, houses, etc keeping it in harmony with the environment. There are toilets and the park is well-maintained.

Al Hifaya Picnic Park Opening Times: Sun-Weds, 9am-9pm, Thurs, 9am-11pm.

Al Hifaya Picnic Park Entry Fee: AED 5, free for two and under

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Kalba Lake

Corniche Walk is further south on Kalba Lake and opposite the local government buildings. Again, there are plenty of grassy areas to sit on with a view of the water, mangroves and mountains.

You can walk or cycle from the flagpole around the lake to the mangrove centre. Then, if you’re feeling energetic, you can continue to the new corniche. For children, there is a play area near the flagpole and a public gym near the mangrove area

Pedal boats, doughnuts and kayaks are popular Kalba attractions available for hire at Kalba Kayaking at very reasonable prices.

Next to Starbucks, you can find a couple of captained boats that can take you out for a ride on the lake. The scenery is stunning, so try one of the boat options to enjoy it even more.

boats at kalba lake

From the new Kalba Waterfront, which sits at the head of the lake, you can book the floating cafe for you and your family or friends. It’s an excellent option for a special event like a birthday or anniversary.

There are also several lovely cafes and food trucks along the corniche, depending on the time of year. We’ve spent many an evening sitting out enjoying the evening view over the lake and mangroves one one side and the mountains on the other.

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Gardenia Cafe and Starbucks are near the flagpole. A branch of Gardenia Cafe is also in Kalba Clock Tower and has a great view. You may need to reserve at peak times.

Kalba Clock Tower

Opened in the spring of 2022, the Clock Tower offers fantastic views over the town, lake, mangroves, sea and mountains. There is a viewing deck on the 7th floor and Gardenia Cafe on the 5th. In the basement is a gallery of old photos which you’ll pass through as you enter. The clock tower sits amidst small but lovely gardens that you can walk around during your visit.

Kalba Clock Tower opening times: Daily, 7am to midnight.

Kalba Clock Tower entrance fee: 5 dhs, free for children under 13, People of Determination, senior citizens 60+, and one carer. Park on the corniche as the entrance is via an underpass/subway from there.


Kalba Fort

The area has a rich history, and the fort and Bait Sheikh Saaed bin Hammad al Qasimi, which are currently undergoing restoration, will reopen soon. The fort will contain a museum. The photo below was taken before the current restoration and it now looks slightly different.

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Al Ghail Fort

Al Ghail Fort is open to visitors and is situated inside the Bird of Prey Centre. There is no additional entry fee. Even if you don’t visit the Bird of Prey Centre, you can see the fort from the ring road and the E102.

Khor Kalba Fort

Archaeological sites in the area date back to the Bronze Age. Although the areas are fenced off, some are still easy to see if you walk around the outside.

A new site was recently discovered, which is thought to be the remains of a Portuguese castle. You can see the larger fort behind, which has also recently been restored.

portuguese fort kalba

A rock art site at Khatm Al Melaha will soon be open to visitors. You can learn more about the history of the area and the other Eastern Region enclaves at Al Hisn Museum in Khor Fakkan.

Kalba Waterfront Mall

The Waterfront Mall sits at the head of the lake and the outdoor terraces have a fantastic view over the water, mangroves and mountains. By night, the reflection of the corniche lights, majestic government buildings and mosques and the flagpole glimmer on the water.

Kalba Lake at night from Kalba Waterfront

The mall is newly opened, and until now, only a few shops are operating but there are some restaurants and cafes open with indoor and outdoor seating.

kalba waterfront mall

An indoor play area is at one end and a Geant supermarket will open at the other. Apart from the long terrace, there is a small shore on the waterside.

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Around Kalba City

Near Kalba Fort is a beautiful mosque in a simple but stunning white and gold. Next to it is a small, newly developed souq built in traditional style with tailors, perfume shops and cafes.

new souq at kalba

New cafes with a sea view are on the opposite side and next to Sheikh Saaed bin Hammad al Qasimi House. Park your car and have a wander around. The fish market is currently there, too.

A little further north, you’ll come to Soor Kalba and see the new souq with its Moorish design in white and deep blue. On the other side, another new souq is under construction. This will soon house the various fresh food markets.

soor kalba

The old Kalba Ice Factory is now an art space belonging to Sharjah Art Foundation and there are occasional exhibitions, such as during Sharjah Biennial.

Finally, below are a few photos of mosques, Sharjah government buildings incorporating Arabic architecture styles, fish laid out to dry in Al Ghail, the harbour and a few other scenes.

Many exciting projects are under development, bringing new Kalba attractions, including a water park, a family park, an outdoor theatre and new hiking trails. It’s definitely a place to add to your list if you haven’t been yet! If you’ve been a long time ago, go back and see what’s new.

Unfortunately, there are no hotels at the moment. You can book Mysk Kingfisher Resort for an eco-friendly glamping experience, or book a hotel in nearby Fujairah, just a short drive away.

You can also see more of Kalba in my Instagram guides.

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Now you don’t need to wonder what to do in Kalba anymore. With all these wonderful options, it’s time to start planning your trip!

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This page was last updated on 5 March 2023.