Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre
Ten years after being closed to the public, Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre has made it possible for visitors to visit the mangroves once again. The area is still restricted and you can only go within the centre area.
As everything by EPAA Shj and Sharjah, the education centre is very well done and extremely informative and if you like, a guide will give you a tour.
Inside the centre you can see crabs, sea cucumbers, starfish, various crustaceans, sea urchins and more.
Outside, there are turtle pools with a few turtles. They are not kept in captivity, but are checked and released back.
Apart from the mangrove trail, there is an aviary and a kingfisher aviary and hides to watch birds. On the mangrove trail, look out for kingfisher nests in holes in the trees. Some of the mangroves are more than 300 years old!
We had a really lovely and fascinating morning at the Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre and thanks to the lovely local guides who gave us a tour and explained everything.
Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre Opening hours
Sun, Tues-Thurs 9am-6:30pm, Sat 11am-6:30pm, Fri 2-6:30pm, Monday closed.
Check online for Ramadan and Eid timings. (Usually closed first day of Eid)
Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre Ticket Price
Adults AED 15.50, children under 13, resident senior citizens, People of Determination free.
Visit the main post on Kalba to see more nearby
Buy Exploring the Emirate of Sharjah – Walking and cycling tours and itineraries in the city and Central and Eastern Region. Includes Kalba.
Visit other EPAA Sharjah locations
- Wasit Wetlands
- Kalba Bird of Prey Centre
- Kalba Mountain Conservation Centre
- Buhais Geology Park
- Al Dhaid Wildlife Centre
EPAA Sharjah is the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in the emirate of Sharjah. Apart from the Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre, there are many more protected areas, some can be visited and some not.
Sharjah Safari Park is one of their exciting upcoming projects. You can learn more about EPAA Sharjah here.
What else is nearby
- Kalba Beach
- Kalba Beach Park
- Kalba Dam
- Al Hayl Fort
Book the luxury Kingfisher Retreat next door to the centre.
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