Shawka

Shawka
Shawka is located in United Arab Emirates
Shawka
Shawka
Coordinates: 25°6′0″N 56°2′0″E / 25.10000°N 56.03333°E / 25.10000; 56.03333Coordinates: 25°6′0″N 56°2′0″E / 25.10000°N 56.03333°E / 25.10000; 56.03333
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateRas Al Khaimah
Elevation
421 m (1,384 ft)

Shawka is a village in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. It is a popular hiking destination,[1] noted for the popular hiking areas around the wadi Shawka and the Shawka Dam. The dam, originally constructed in 2001, was part of a $33.4m 2020 reconstruction project that aimed to shore up and protect dams and waterways in the region.[2] In an area noted for its high levels of rainfall and fertility in the Winter and Spring, Shawka enjoyed record levels of rainfall in 2020 - according to local residents rainfall in 2020 was the heaviest in 30 years.[3]

References[]

  1. ^ "UAE Day Trips". Gulf News.
  2. ^ Warrier, Ranju. "UAE okays $44.1m infra projects including dams and water canals". Construction Week.
  3. ^ "UAE goes green: Ras Al Khaimah turns into a lush oasis". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 2020-10-21.