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Parks, picnic areas

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 and has very diverse habitats for its size - mountains, plains with acacia forests, mangroves, beaches, ...

What to do in school holidays

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

Masfoot

Lying on plains between the mountains, Masfoot has beautiful views and lots of fresh, clean air!

 

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 scoo...

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. The beach park has a jogging track, toilets and sho...

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 ...