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Umm Al Quwain Mangrove Forest

Umm Al Quwain Mangrove Forest is one for if you are like me and enjoy walking on a natural surface surrounded by nature, or if you enjoy bird-watching.

You can walk, ...

RAK Nature’s Treasures

RAK Nature's Treasures is housed on a farm right in the middle of the farming area of Ras al Khaimah. Once you turn off the main road, the drive there is a treat in itself, e...

Wadi Shees

Wadi Shees nestles between the Hajar Mountains and a drive down can lead you in different directions, but all to the Omani enclave of Madha.

Wadi Shees

Al Zorah is home to the Oberoi, camp sites, golf club, a marina, a battle park, watersports centre, kids' water fun, boat rides, walk way and a million square foot mangrove f...

Wadi Ghalilah

The picturesque valley of Wadi Ghalila lies not far from the Oman border and is surrounded by the beautiful rock formations of that area, in particular the beautiful striped ...

Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm, Ras al Khaimah

Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm is the only one of its kind in the Middle East and was set up 17 years ago by Abdulla Al Suwaidi, the grandson of one of the last pearl divers, Mohammed...

Khor Fakkan, Sharjah

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...

Kalba Mountain Conservation Centre and Bird of Prey Centre

Kalba Mountain Conservation Centre and Bird of Prey Centre are just two of the many protected areas in the emirate of Sharjah where a lot of importance is placed on conservat...

Kalba

Kalba

The area of Kalba has so much to offer the nature lover with several very di...

Rams Ras Al Khaimah

Rams lies to the north of the city of Ras al Khaimah and relied on fishing and pearling in the past. You can still see many fishing boats going out today and Al Suwaidi Pearl...

Walks away from the city and in town UAE

If you're looking for walks away from the city, the number of places to walk and exercise outdoors is increasing all the time. There are many with great views too. This is no...

Wadi Al Helo

Wadi Al Helo is one of Sharjah's several enclaves. Just off the old Kalba Road, the valley lies on the old caravan trade route and has applied to be listed as a UNESCO Herita...

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais is best known as the highest peak in the UAE and home to the longest zip line in the world, Sky Flight. It's much more than that though...

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 below for you until I find time to update this page!...

Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre

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 restr...

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...

Mleiha

Mleiha offers stunning scenery from mesmerising rock formations, rolling sand dunes, desert meeting mountain to sandy plains and lush gardens. Discover Mleiha has long been one of my favourite plac...

Flower Farm, Asima

The Flower Farm is a private farm but opens to the public from November to March. You can buy both fresh and dried flowers there. There is now an admission fee of 15dhs over the age of two. [gal...

Al Noor Island and Butterfly House

Al 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...

Wasit Wetlands

Wasit Wetlands are located on the Sharjah-Ajman border and are home to over 200 species of birds as well as gazelles. There are also a number of interactive displays for children. Please see full a...

Buhais Geology Park Sharjah

Buhais Geology Park is a great family trip out. At the foot of Jebel Buhais, the park consists of several interactive exhibitions indoors and an outdoor trail...

Sharjah Natural History Museum and Islamic Botanic Gardens

Sharjah Natural History and Botanical Museum and the Islamic Botanic Gardens are so often forgotten and yet well worth a visit! Located in Sharjah Desert Park along with the Arabian Wildlife Centre...

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...

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 the Al Gha...

Khatt, Ras al Khaimah

Khatt has been well-known for many years for its hot springs and a hotel and spa providing some treatments are built next to them. The pools can be accessed through the hotel for a charge of around AE...

50 Places to Visit in the UAE

Watch the video to see 50 places to visit in the UAE in 50 seconds Tap/click links below for more info on 50 places to visit in the UAE - Northern Emirates https://youtu.be/dntP...

Bithna Fort, Nature Trail and Hiking

Bithna Fort

Bithna Fort is an 18th-century fort which had a very strategic location on one of the main trade routes. The area was much fought over not only by local tribes but also by Omanis...

Places to visit in Al Ain

Al Ain is known as the Garden City, come and find out why by visiting the best places to visit in Al Ain. Although it had been many years since I last visited,  I found on this trip that it hasn...

Hiking in the UAE 2023

Hiking in the UAE 2023

If you want to go hiking in the UAE, there are many places to go, from well-laid out and marked trails to challenging unmarked ones.

Popular ones with famil...

Dibba Al Hisn

Dibba Al Hisn is a small enclave of Sharjah nestled between Dibba Fujairah and Dibba Oman on the northeastern coast. It has a very small population and two main roads. On one...

Al Nahwa – an enclave in an exclave

Al Nahwa

If you have driven around the northern parts of the UAE, you will no doubt have noticed that you pass from one emirate into another and then suddenly back again or you may find your...

5 Best Places to visit in Al Dhaid, Sharjah Central Region

5 Best Places to Visit in Al Dhaid

Al Dhaid is the main town in Sharjah Central Region and there are lots of plans to develop it. For now, these are 5 Best Places to Visit i...