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Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan has always been a favourite place for a nice little getaway but if you haven’t been for a while, you might be surprised at what’s new and also at parts you ju...

Dibba al Hisn

Dibba al Hisn is a small enclave of Sharjah nestled between Dibba Fujairah and Dibba Oman on the north eastern coast. It has a very small population and has two main roads, o...

Kalba

Kalba is the furthest south of Sharjah's five Eastern Region enclaves but has a lot to offer for the nature lover.  It has very diverse habitats for its size - mountains, plai...

Masfoot

Masfoot is one of my favourite hidden gems in the UAE. It lies on plains between rugged mountains and has beautiful views and lots of fresh, clean air!

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Madha

Madha is an Omani enclave completely surrounded by the UAE, and so also has no border control either way. It can be easily accessed either via Wadi Shees or from Mirbeh, Fuja...

Sharjah Central Region

Sharjah Central Region is great for exploring! Lots of interesting places and the weather is drier so great for the summer! Here are a few ideas for you until I find time to update this page!

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Corniche al Qawasim, Ras al Khaimah

Part of Ras al Khaimah city sits between the mangroves.The views from Corniche al Qawasim are both beautiful and tranquil. There’s a jogging track as well as a normal walkway and you can rent scoot...

Manama – Red and White Forts and Museum Park

Rafisa Dam

Rafisa Dam is a great family location with play areas, affordable kayaking, doughnut and paddle boats, a lovely walk on the other side of the dam, seating areas and a restaurant, there's plenty to do....

Noor Island and Butterfly House

Noor Island is quite magical with its lush greenery, exquisite Butterfly Pavillion, beautiful butterflies and colourful night lighting. It is home to a small meadow, cactus garden, maze, several fl...

Natural History Museum and Islamic Botanic Gardens

The Natural History and Botanical Museum and the Islamic Botanic Gardens are located in Sharjah Desert Park along with the Wildlife Centre and Children's Farm. The museum is a great learning experienc...

Hamriya Beach

Hamriya Beach is divided into two parts, the beach park and the open beach, both with beautiful white sand, free of charge and easily accessible from early morning till late at night. The beach par...

Friday Market, Masafi

At the Friday Market, you can find many different shops and goods sold here, such as plants and trees, fruit and vegetables, carpets, traditional furniture, colourful sets for tea and Arabic coffee, t...

Umm al Quwain

Umm al Quwain has several beaches with the most popular being the one where the Kite Beach Centre is located. The centre itself has cabanas, beach tents, beach chairs, a restaurant, etc and charges an...

Al Ghayl, Adhen, Wadi Al Aim and Kub

Al Ghayl is where desert meets mountains with striking scenery, and is one for the off-road lovers.   If you enter from the Manama-RAK rd (E18), you can go off road a few kilometres before ...

What to do in the school holidays in the UAE?

Are you wondering what to do in the school holidays in the UAE? Or just looking for fun children's activities any time of the year? There are so many things to do, especially...

50 Places to Visit in the UAE

Watch the video to see 50 places to visit in the UAE in 50 seconds

https://youtu.be/dntP0bD2yKk Tap/click links below for more info on 50 places to visit in the UAE - Northern Emi...

Places to visit in Al Ain

I decided it was time to spread my wings and visit a few places outside the northern emirates and so today we discover the best places to visit in Al Ain. Although it had been a very long time sinc...