Khorfakkan is a city situated along the Gulf of Oman on the east shoreline of the United Arab Emirates UAE. The city, the second biggest on the east drift after Fujairah, is determined to the pleasant cove of Khorfakkan, which signifies "Rivulet of Two Jaws". Khorfakkan has a place with the Emirate of Sharjah yet is geologically encompassed by the emirate of Fujairah. It is the site of Khorfakkan Container Terminal, the main regular remote ocean port in the locale and one of the real compartment ports in the Emirates.
Khorfakkan has a long history of human settlement. There is proof of the postholes from the wooden uprights of the customary barasti cottages known as arish, for example, at Tell Abraq which dates from the third to first millienium BC. Unearthings by a group from the Sharjah Archeological Museum have recognized 34 graves and a settlement having a place with the early-mid second thousand years BC.
These are grouped on shake outcrops disregarding the harbor. Around 1500, Duarte Barbosa portrayed it as a town "around which are gardens and ranches in bounty". In 1580 the Venetian gem dealer Gasparo Balbi noted "Chorf" in a rundown of spots on the east bank of the United Arab Emirates, or, in other words history specialists to demonstrate Khorfakkan. The Portuguese fabricated a fortification at Khorfakkan that was a demolish by 1666.