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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.
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.
The Natural History & Botanical Museum gives visitors an insight into the evolution of flora and fauna of the Arabian peninsula.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sharjah Desert Park tickets are available for purchase both online and at the venue.
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.
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.
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.
Families will enjoy the Arabian Wildlife Centre and Natural History & Botanical Museum.
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.
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.
The Desert Park Sharjah is located on Al Dhaid Road - Interchange #9 - Sharjah. It is about 28 km from the main city.
Sharjah Desert Park tickets will be available for purchase closer to the time of its opening.