ABOUT DIBBA AL HISN
Dibba is an urban area on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The area is divided into three major segments: Dibba Al Fujairah, Dibba Al Hisn and Dibba Al Baya.
Dibba Al Hisn is a coastal destination in Sharjah best known for its ancient fortress. It is situated at the foot of the Hajar Mountains. The area is bordered by Dibba Al Baya from the north, Dibba Al Fujairah from the south and the Gulf of Oman from the east. It is a part of the Dibba region and is the smallest compared to other Dibba segments. The neighbourhood has been a significant site of maritime trade since the pre-Islamic era.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A part of the Dibba region
- Situated at the foot of the Hajar Mountains
- Properties include apartment buildings and villas
- Home to Dibba Al-Hisn Fort and Dibba Al Hisn Sports Club
Dibba Al Hisn Sharjah is a coastal destination dotted with palm trees. Residents can engage in water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving. You can also charter a boat for deep-sea fishing. Residents can find basic amenities such as supermarkets, medical centres, restaurants and shopping malls within a short distance.
Properties in Dibba Al Hisn Sharjah
As for Dibba Al Hisn Sharjah, there are some apartment buildings and a few villas in diverse configurations.
Transportation and Parking Spaces in Dibba Al Hisn UAE
The residences at Dibba Al Hisn UAE have private parking spaces for residents. Street parking options are available for visitors.
Public Transportation in Dibba Al Hisn UAE
Dibba Al Hisn can be accessed from two roads in Oman and one road in the UAE. Dibba Airport is accessible via Dibba Ring Road and is a 7-minute drive by car from the neighbourhood. There is limited public transportation in Dibba Al Hisn. Port of Dibba is a ferry terminal, which can be reached via Nakheel Road at an 8-minute drive by car.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Supermarkets in Dibba Al Hisn UAE
There are numerous supermarkets in Dibba Al Hisn UAE. These include Sajidha Supermarket, Al Safa Grocery, Al Shali Grocery, Al Khair Supermarket, Naseema Supermarket, Al Wadi Grocery, Al Sorour Supermarket, Al Tahseel Supermarket, Al Qesour Supermarket, Madinat Alhisn Supermarket and Al Ardh Al Saeedah Grocery. All these are accessible within a 5-minute drive by car.
For monthly grocery hauls, Safeer Market Dibba, LuLu Hypermarket Dibba branches and Sharjah Cooperative Society supermarket, Dibba are located within a 5 to 9-minute drive by car.
Churches, Temples and Mosques in Dibba Al Hisn
Residents can find plenty of mosques in Dibba Al Hisn. These include Khuzaimah Umm Almo’omneen Mosque, Al Fadha’el Mosque, Sa’ad Ibn Muath Mosque, Safwan Ibn Ummayah Mosque, Al Ansar Mosque, Osama Ibn Zaid Mosque and Al Salam Mosque. These mosques are a 3-minute drive from the residential areas.
RAK Evangelical Church Center and St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Ras Al Khaimah are located within a 55-minute drive. Immanuel Church of Fujairah is located within an hour’s driving distance. The Hindu residents will have to drive to Dubai to visit temples in Bur Dubai.
Schools and Universities in Dibba Al Hisn UAE
Parents can send their toddlers to Dibba Al Hisn Nursery and Al Hoor Kindergarten located within the neighbourhood.
Many schools in Dibba Al Hisn UAE provide quality education. These include:
- Al Hoor School
- Al Khalydia Boys School for Secondary Education
- Yanabee Al Marifa Private School
- Al Qeean School
- Diyar Private Academy – Dibba
Al Hoor School and Al Khalydia Boys School for Secondary Education are located within 3 to 5-minute driving distance. Yanabee Al Marifa Private School is located at Dibba Al Fujairah Waset Sheikh Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi Road, opposite Safeer Market, Fujairah. Al Qeean School is another public educational institute located in Fujairah.
Diyar Private Academy was established on September 1st 2013, by H.H. Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi. The school has enrolled over 1,500 students belonging to 30 nationalities.
Those seeking higher education can find the University of Sharjah Community College Dibba Al Hisn branch within the community.
Clinics and Hospitals in Dibba Al Hisn Sharjah
Those looking for medical facilities can find several clinics in Dibba Al Hisn Sharjah. These include Dibba Al Hisn Clinic, Al Asoor Dental Clinic and Diamond Smile Dental Clinic.
Other healthcare facilities nearby are Rousso Dental Clinic, Dibba Medical Centre, Al Sharq Medical Centre, First Royal Dental Center, Jumeira Smile Clinic, Zeena Dental Clinic and Cady Royal Clinic for Dermatology and Laser.
For specialised treatments, residents can head over to Dibba Hospital. It is one of the top multidisciplinary hospitals in Fujairah located in the Dibba area.
Healthcare services available include general surgery, dental, internal medicine, orthopaedic and anaesthesia. In-patient services include renal dialysis, ophthalmology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. The hospital operates 24 hours a day.
Dibba Al Hisn is well connected to other emirates. Some nearby areas include Dibba Al Fujairah, Dhadna, Al Aqah, Sharm and Al Bidya.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
Malls near Dibba Al Hisn Sharjah
There are several retail stores in the neighbourhood. Some popular shopping malls near Dibba Al Hisn are Sherif Mall, Latifa Abaya, Anwan Market, Dibba Al Goub and Golden City.
Restaurants near Dibba Al Hisn Sharjah
Dibba Al-Hisn restaurants offer a wide range of delicious Indian, Chinese, and Arabic cuisines to satisfy all tastebuds. Popular choices include:
- Al Tayyari Cafeteria
- Al Hisn Restaurant
- Noor Al Barakah Cafeteria
- Matlaa Al Shams Cafeteria
- Noor Al Bawadi Restaurant & Cafeteria
- Al Bahar Juices
Apart from these eateries, some of the best restaurants in Fujairah are accessible at short intervals. Those looking to unwind can grab a cup of coffee from nearby cafes. These include Salami Cafe, Anchor Cafe, Cofina Cafe and Bondoq Cafe.
BEACHES NEAR DIBBA AL HISN
The city includes Dibba Al-Hisn Beach, a small beach extending 188 metres long and 20 metres wide. The beach was developed by Ashghal Sharjah to boost tourism and investment. It is an ideal choice for family trips on holidays, as it provides visitors with many fun beach activities.
Other beaches nearby include Sambrid Beach and Al Akamiyah Beach.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
Dibba Al-Hisn Castle, from which the city derives its name, is an archaeological fortress dating back to the 16th century AD.
The UAE flag is raised at Flag Square. It is located near the Al Hosn Island project, an artificial island created to include a residential area, a water canal, restaurants, cafes, parks, children’s playgrounds, and amenities.
There are no hotels in Dibba Al Hisn. Still, the nearest hotel is based in Dibba Al Fujairah – Mirage Hotel, just 7 minutes away. The Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah, which is one of the best resorts in Fujairah, is 15 minutes away.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
The area is an ideal destination for outdoor activities, as it includes many green wooded spaces besides community gardens.
The public park in Dibba Al-Hisn, which is the largest in the region, spans 40,000 sq. m. and includes a grassy football field and another multi-use playground. The park also has paved walking paths, benches and two play areas for children.
The area also features the Dibba Al-Hisn Sports and Cultural Club, which is an ideal haven for sports lovers of all kinds, in addition to the Dibba Al-Hisn Youth Club, where many sports and cultural events are held.
There are well-equipped gyms in the surrounding areas so residents can keep their fitness regimes on track. Among the popular ones are Falcon Gym, Arjwan Hall for Ladies, Fab U Fit Center and Dibba Center for Bodybuilding.
Salons and beauty centres in Dibba Al-Hisn include Farhati Beauty Salon, Al-Reem Salon, Al-Nada Moroccan Henna and Beauty Salon, Al-Bashaer Haircutting Salon and Al-Rayyan Gents Salon.
The region hosts the Dibba Al-Hisn Cultural Festival, which includes many diverse activities that satisfy the taste of different segments of society. The most prominent events include performances by folkloric troupes, art exhibitions and folklore and poetry evenings.
The Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah also organises the Dibba Al-Hisn Festival for Dual Theater, which is held over five consecutive days inside the city’s cultural centre. It includes theatre performances from different artists, seminars and training workshops.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Dibba Al-Hisn Sharjah features schools, hospitals and restaurants. However, the area is witnessing development, so the ongoing construction can cause inconvenience to residents.
FAQs about Dibba Al Hisn
Where is Dibba Al Hisn located?
Dibba Al Hisn is located on the eastern coast of the Emirate of Sharjah, about an hour and a half drive from the centre of Sharjah. The city is surrounded by the foothills of the famous Hajar Mountains and is bordered from the south by Dibba Al-Fujairah.
What is the reason for calling Dibba Al Hisn by this name?
The city was named after an old fort that dates back to the sixteenth century AD.
- Dibba Airport is a 6-minute drive away via Dibba Ring Road
- Dubai International Airport is 1 hour 27 minutes away via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road/E311
- Sharjah International Airport is 1 hour 12 minutes away via Gragrah – Ghub Road/E87 and Emirates Road/E611
- Downtown Dubai is 1 hour 42 minutes away via Emirates Road/E611