Khor al Fakkan

Et ultrakonservativt emirat 
En fantastisk og dejlig bugt
Fujairah-fæstningen

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Khor al Fakkan

Strenghed og elegance under en stjerneklar himmel

Fra et MSC-skib i Omanbugten kan du se den store by, Khor Fakkan (eller Khawr Fakkan), der spreder sig rundt om en fantastisk bugt, en af ​​de smukkeste i De Forenede Arabiske Emirater. Havnen, hvor dit krydstogtsskib ligger for anker, er en del af det sprut-frie og ultrakonservative Sharjah- emirat, og har ikke oplevet den stigning i turisme, som dens placering ellers antyder.
Det er dog et behageligt sted til en kort krydstogtsudflugt med en flot kystvej, hvor du finder et fiskemarked, en fristende strandstrækning (selvom konservativt badetøj anbefales, da dette er Sharjah) og udsigt over et populært dykkersted, Sharq Island, der undertiden fejloversættes som det temmelig alarmerende “Shark Island (Hajøen)", selvom Sharq i virkeligheden blot er det arabiske ord for "øst".

Når du er i Khor Fakkan, bør du overveje en udflugt til Fujairah, som for nylig har oplevet et mindre boom, hovedsagelig på grund af den økonomiske udvikling i de omkringliggende emirater, især Dubai. Det er særligt fokuseret omkring byens enorme olieoptankningshavn - verdens tredjestørste efter Singapore og Rotterdam - i den sydlige ende af byen, hvilket er, hvor det meste af de Forenede Arabiske Emiraters olie eksporteres fra, da skibsfart, via byens placering på østkysten undgår en todages omvej rundt om spidsen af ​​den arabiske halvø.

 Ud for kysten er der normalt en flere kilometer lang kø af tankskibe, der venter på deres tur ved pumperne. Den vigtigste seværdighed i byen er den fotogene Fujairah-fæstningved Madhab Road i den nordlige udkant af byens centrum. Den stammer helt tilbage fra det sekstende århundrede og er den flotteste fæstning i De Forenede Arabiske Emirater, idet den sidder oven på en stor sokkel med høje, nøgne vægge, der stiger op i en smuk klynge af tårne ​​og tinder, dramatisk indrammet af de blottede Hajar-bjerge.

Steder man bør se i Khor al Fakkan

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  • DISCOVER THE DESERT IN A 4X4

    AKTIV & EVENTYR
    • Ingen guide til rådighed

    • Begrænsede pladser

    • Sværhedsgrad: Svær: Aktive ture anbefales kun til gæster i god fysisk form

      Sværhedsgrad
      Sværhedsgrad: Svær: Aktive ture anbefales kun til gæster i god fysisk form

    • Varighed
      5 h

    • Adults price starting fromDKK932Pris per person

    • Children price starting fromDKK857Pris per person

    KLF01

    Discover the desert and wadi watercourses of the UAE from the modern comfort of a four-wheel drive. The tour takes you on a 1.5-hour ride along a modern motor-road to the scenic Masafi Mountains, continues over the ever-changing dunes of the desert and also includes the region’s typical wadis – seasonal watercourses – en route to the oasis of Wadi Shawkah. Further highlights of the tour include a photo stop at the Fossil Rock, famed for fossils dating back some 80 million years, and Camel Rock, an eponymously shaped outcrop in the middle of the desert sand. This exciting experience will be one you remember fondly for a long time to come. Please note: casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes recommended. As this tour involves travelling over rough and bumpy terrain, it is unsuitable for guests with mobility problems, with neck/back problems, for pregnant women and for guests using a wheelchair. Children aged 4 years old can take part in the tour. This excursion is subject to weather conditions.
  • LEISURE AT THE BEACH

    HAV & SOL
    • Drikkevarer inkluderet

    • Ingen guide til rådighed

    • Mulighed for at svømme

    • Begrænsede pladser

    • Kan indeholde et mindre antal trin, ujævne overflader og/eller længere perioder, hvor man er nødt til at stå op

      Sværhedsgrad
      Let

    • Varighed
      5 h

    • Adults price starting fromDKK559Pris per person

    • Children price starting fromDKK440Pris per person

    KLF03

    Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Oman lies the town of Khor Fakkan, which belongs the emirate of Al-Sharjah, but is surrounded by Fujairah, and the nearby Khor Fakkan Beach – your sun-blessed destination on this half-day outing. Not only a beautiful stretch of golden sands and the inviting blue of the water await you at the luxury resort, but also glorious views of the majestic Al Hajar Mountains rising in the background. You will have plenty of time to check out the resort, use the pool, work on your tan or explore the area for a while before your return to the ship ends this beach-centric outing. Please note: 1 sun chair and 1 sun umbrella for every 2 guests are included in the price of the tour. The tour is unsuitable for guests using a wheelchair.
  • FUJAIRAH EAST COAST TOUR

    NATURSKØNNE VEJE
    • Udflugt tilpasset til kørestolsbrugere og handicappede - Gæster i kørestole skal være ledsaget af sin egen assistent for at komme på/af bussen. Kørestolen skal være sammenklappelig, fordi bussen ikke har ramper eller elevatorer. Kontakt venligst udflugtspersonalet (Excursions Desk) så snart du kommer om bord, så de kan hjælpe dig.

    • Kan indeholde et mindre antal trin, ujævne overflader og/eller længere perioder, hvor man er nødt til at stå op

      Sværhedsgrad
      Let

    • Varighed
      5 h

    • Adults price starting fromDKK462Pris per person

    • Children price starting fromDKK366Pris per person

    KLF02

    Enjoy spectacular views of unspoiled beaches and rugged mountains along the east coast of Fujairah and Khor Fakkan on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. The first item on the tour itinerary is a visit to the Fujairah Museum and its fascinating collection of local archaeological artefacts, including exhibits of coins used in Fujairah before the UAE was formed in 1971. The tour continues with a photo stop at the 300-year-old Fujairah Fort before stopping off at the Khor Fakkan Heritage Village. This special exhibition village is designed to let you take a step back in time and get a taste of the lives led by the former residents, including characteristics such as work tools, typical irrigation systems and the kind of work carried out many years ago. You will enjoy a folk show and taste local tea. Next stop will be at the Fish and Vegetable market before travelling along the coastal road and stop at Al Badiya (outside), the oldest mosque in the UAE. Two Portuguese watchtowers that date back to 1498 overlook both the mosque and the oasis village of Al Badiya. Please note: guides for languages other than English are limited. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. Due to the marked differences between outside temperatures and those found in the places visited as well as the air-conditioned tour vehicles, we recommend taking a light cotton jumper or cardigan for your comfort. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.
  • MEET THE LOCALS

    NOGET SÆRLIGT
    • Ingen guide til rådighed

    • Snacks inkluderet

    • Begrænsede pladser

    • Kan indeholde et mindre antal trin, ujævne overflader og/eller længere perioder, hvor man er nødt til at stå op

      Sværhedsgrad
      Let

    • Varighed
      3 h

    • Adults price starting fromDKK686Pris per person

    • Children price starting fromDKK515Pris per person

    KLF05

    Sightseeing alone can only take you so far when it comes to getting the measure of a foreign culture, which is why this outing gives you a chance to touch base with a local family, perfect for familiarising yourself with their traditions and customs. After a short coach ride from the port, the family will welcome you into their home and introduce you to their daily life. Sip Arabic coffee, sample the home-made sweets and enjoy some ripe dates before you move on to the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, the Al Badiyah Mosque in Fujairah, which is thought to date back to the 15th century. A photo stop is scheduled here, after which the tour draws to a close with your return to the ship. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair, as there are a few steps at the local house. Guests shall not show any public affection and shall not take any picture without permission.

The excursions in the programme are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this programme is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. Shore excursions programs and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.
 
Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.

United Arab Emirates

Diamonds shining in the desert
Diamonds shining in the desert

Dubai is actually just one of the seven statelets which collectively form the United Arab Emirates, or UAE, a loose confederation founded in 1971 following the departure of the British from the Gulf.

Technically the seven emirates are considered equal, and preserve a considerable measure of legislative autonomy, rather like the various states of the USA – which explains, for instance, why local laws in Dubai are so different from those in neighbouring Sharjah.

In practice, however, as a cruise to the Emirates can show you, a clear pecking order applies. Abu Dhabi, easily the largest and wealthiest of the emirates, serves as the capital (even if Abu Dhabi city is barely half the size of Dubai) and wields the greatest influence over national policy, as well as providing the UAE with its president.

Dubai ranks second, followed by Sharjah and then the other emirates of Umm al Quwain, Ras al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah, which remain relatively undeveloped and even surprisingly impoverished in places.

The fact that the union has survived despite the sometimes considerable differences of opinion between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is a glowing tribute to local diplomacy, even though it is has also created the anomaly whereby Dubai, with its headline international standing, isn’t even the capital of its own low-key country.