Nearly 40 km away from Dubai is the emirate of Sharjah, the third most populous in the UAE, and is known for its fantastic food and burgeoning tourist scene. Among the top tourist destinations in Sharjah, the Sharjah Desert Park offers visitors a chance to reconnect with nature. Wildlife and nature enthusiasts, in particular, will enjoy seeing the variety of flora and fauna native to this desert city. The edutainment venue has a garden, a museum, and three other zones to enrich your knowledge. Learn more about the venue and what your Sharjah Desert Park tickets offer you.

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Best Way to Buy Sharjah Desert Park Tickets

The best way to buy Sharjah Desert Park tickets is to purchase them online. This ensures that you can avoid the hassle of standing in queues and get tickets for your preferred date of visit in advance. At the same time, you also get to avail of discounts offered by a host of third-party sites.

Why Visit Sharjah Desert Park

Offering a host of experiences, the Sharjah Desert Park is an edutainment centre that is suited to the whole family. Here, you will get to learn about the journey of life on Earth through time and meet various animal and plant species native to Sharjah.

Your little ones will find the Children's Farm exciting as it gives them a chance to pet and feed domesticated animals such as sheep, cows, Arabian horses, and more. The Islamic Garden is a rare, one-of-a-kind garden that features plant species mentioned in the Holy Quran and Al Sannah. The most popular part of the park si the Arabian Wildlife Centre where visitors can get a close look at native species such as the Arabian Cobra and Arabian Leopard. And offering edutainment for the whole family is the Natural history & Botanical Museum which charts the evolution of flora and fauna species.

Once a conservation centre, today, the Sharjah Desert Park tickets give you an insightful look into the balance of nature and the evolution of animal and plant species in the Arabian peninsula.

What to Do at Sharjah Desert Park

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Arabia's Wildlife Centre

Believed to house the largest collection of Arabian animals across the entire world, visitors will see the animals here in a climate-controlled environment and get information about them via text and recordings.

  • Reptile & Insect House: Guests can meet various native Arabian species such as Arabian Cobra, Saw-scaled vipers, and a number of lizards, amphibians, and insects.
  • Aviary: This massive aviary houses birds from mountain, desert, and aquatic environments. You can expect to see native species like weavers, partridges, and Houbara Bustards.  The path also leads you into a cave where you can see Egyptian fruit bats and Omani blind cave fish.
  • Nocturnal House: The day/night cycle here has been adjusted to ensure that you can meet nocturnal species like mongoose, foxes, and genet, along with a number of other rodents.
  • Cafeteria & Viewing Area: As you enjoy a bite at the restaurant, you can also get a great view of other indigenous species such as the Arabian Oryx, gazelle, Nubian Ibex, and Greater Flamingo.
  • Large Carnivores & Primates: Meet Hamadryas Baboons, Cheetah, Arabian Wolf, Striped Hyena, and the Arabian Leopard in their natural environment.
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Natural History & Botanical Museum

The Natural History & Botanical Museum gives visitors an insight into the evolution of flora and fauna of the Arabian peninsula.

  • A  Journey Through Sharjah: Discover numerous habitats with taxidermied local animals on display. You will also get to see graphic displays that inform you about the desert flora & fauna of Sharjah vs. those in a temperate climate.
  • Desert Life: Meet various desert organisms — both nocturnal and diurnal, along with a model of a camel. Look out for aerial pictures showing the development of Sharjah from 1935 to 1994.
  • A Journey through Time: This geological section shows the evolution of life on earth. Look out for a real meteor, the oldest rock in the world, raindrop fossils, and a real fossil thighbone of a dinosaur.
  • The Living World: Check out the scientifically accurate classification of living organisms, both visual and microscopic, and learn about their advantages & disadvantages on the environment and human life.
  • The Living Sea: Meet replicas of sea creatures that reside in the bottom of the ocean.
  • Sharjah Botanical Museum: The first of its kind in the region, the botanical museum opened in 2008. It shows the timeline of plant life and their evolution and adaptation in becoming an essential part of our planet.
Islamic Botanical Garden

The Islamic Garden is extremely unique in the sense that the entire garden features only plants and other flora mentioned in the Holy Quran and Al Sunnah. Visitors can expect to see plants such as figs, lemons, henna, pumpkin, black cumin, pomegranate /s, and others. The botanical garden is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

Children's Farm

The Children's Farm aims to encourage young ones to learn about the diversity of animals and the balance between man and nature. It has two sections — outdoor and indoor. In the indoor section, children can read books or watch documentaries, and participate in various programs. In the outdoor section, they can meet and feed domestic animals like horses, goats, etc.

Plan Your Visit to Sharjah Desert Park

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Sharjah Desert Park timings are as follows:

  • Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Thursday: 9 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 2 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Plan Your Visit to Sharjah Desert Park
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  • Bus: You can travel on bus E311 till Awir CMC and cover the rest of the way via taxi. Or, take bus E400 to Sharjah cement factory and go the rest of the way via taxi.
  • Car/Taxi: This is the most efficient way to reach Sharjah Desert Park from the Sharjah airport. Take the Al Dhaid Road, Sharjah Desert Park is located on interchange 9. This is also the most efficient way to visit the venue from Dubai or Abu Dhabi, albeit on the expensive side.
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As it is within a desert, the best time to visit is in winter. The park also features a lot of open spaces, so visiting in this season is ideal to avoid the scorching heat. The best time to visit Sharjah Desert Park is in the morning, when the weather is cooler. This also gives you ample time to explore the premises.

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Sharjah Desert Park has a canteen overlooking the Viewing Area, where visitors can purchase food & drinks.

Additionally, guests can also bring their own food to enjoy in the picnic area.

You can also opt to eat in Sharjah city before or after your trip, but do note that the venue is about 26 km away from the city, so it may take some time to get there.

Visitor Tips

  • Please note that photography is not allowed in the premises.
  • If you are visiting in summer, ensure you wear light yet appropriate clothes. If you are visiting during winter, make sure to carry a jacket if you intend on visiting the outdoor spaces.
  • Pets are not allowed in the venue.
  • It is advised that you wear a mask at all times.
  • Ensure you carry along a valid ID for entrance.
  • While you can carry your own food inside, refreshments are available in the canteen inside the premises. There is also a picnic area should you want to relax with your family.

All Your Questions about Sharjah Desert Park Tickets Answered

How can I buy Sharjah Desert Park tickets?

Sharjah Desert Park tickets are available for purchase both online and at the venue.

What is the best way to buy Sharjah Desert Park tickets?

The best way to get tickets to Sharjah Desert Park is to buy them online, as this is a convenient and contactless way of getting them.

What are Sharjah Desert Park timings?

Sharjah Desert Park is open on Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Thursday: 9 AM to 5:30 PM; 2 PM to 5:30 PM on Fridays, and 11 AM to 5:30 PM on Saturdays.

What are the best Sharjah Desert Park ticket experiences for kids?

Kids will love the Children's Farm at Sharjah Desert Park, as it lets them interact with various animals, and read books and watch movies in the indoor center. They also get to participate in various activities and workshops.

What are the best Sharjah Desert Park ticket experiences for families?

Families will enjoy the Arabian Wildlife Centre and Natural History & Botanical Museum.

What should I wear when visiting Sharjah Desert Park?

Please ensure you wear modest clothes when visiting the Desert Park. If you are visiting in the summer, it is recommended you wear a light material.

What can I expect from my Sharjah Desert Park tickets?

Your Sharjah Desert Park tickets will give you access to a host of experiences such as the Islamic Garden, the Children's Farm, the Arabian Wildlife Centre, and Natural History & Botanical Museum.

Where is Sharjah Desert Park located?

The Desert Park Sharjah is located on Al Dhaid Road - Interchange #9 - Sharjah. It is about 28 km from the main city.

Are Sharjah Desert Park tickets available for purchase?

Sharjah Desert Park tickets will be available for purchase closer to the time of its opening.