Al Khan

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This article is about the city in the UAE. For people, see Al Kahn (disambiguation).
Al Khan
Al Khan is located in United Arab Emirates
Al Khan
Al Khan
Coordinates: 25°19′55″N 55°21′32″E / 25.33194°N 55.35889°E / 25.33194; 55.35889Coordinates: 25°19′55″N 55°21′32″E / 25.33194°N 55.35889°E / 25.33194; 55.35889
Country  United Arab Emirates
Emirate Sharjah
Elevation 7 m (26 ft)

Al Khan is a southern suburb of the city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The suburb is located on the Al Khan Bay, which serves as a boundary between Sharjah and Dubai.

Brief History[edit]

Al Khan is a deserted coastal village south of Sharjah. Only a few old coral stone houses have survived the old settlement after the local residents abandoned the coastal village.[1]

In 2011, archaeological finds of neolithic and medieval times were made at Al Khan. Curioulsy, it seemed that the tradition of using the shoreline of Al khan for mooring fishing boats and enjoying a cookout, had been kept up for thousands of years from the neolithic age to the present day. The survey being carried out by the Maritime Archaeology Stewardship Trust, has recovered the remains of houses, courtyards, and remnants, which pointed to the place having roads or tracks in the ancient times. According to the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, the project aims at conserving UAE's coastal heritage.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simpson, Colin. "Ancient settlements detected at Dalma Island and Al Khan". The National. Retrieved 2 July 2013.