Looking for family-friendly things to do in Sharjah? If you are a fan of wide-open spaces, peaceful picnic spots and places the whole family can enjoy, then the Sharjah National Park is where you need to be. Considered one of the most beautiful parks in Sharjah, the Sharjah National Park is pretty popular with families, locals, singles and expats for their daily strolls. What is there to do at the park? Let’s find out.
About the park
Covering nearing 630 km sq. ft., Sharjah National Park is the largest green space in the city. Unlike conventional parks in Sharjah, this park offers enough attractions to encourage any family to spend evenings there. Given that the park is a public space — it’s frequented by both locals and tourists alike.
The perfect place for cheap entertainment, the park has everything from a duck pond to a play area with slides and swings for younger guests. If you have never been to Sharjah National Park before, here is what you can expect:
Designated barbecue areas
A dedicated barbecue area, complete with sheltered as well as open-air picnic tables and grilling stations await guests at the Sharjah National Park. Plus, there is plenty of green spaces for the kids to run around while the food cooks.
What’s a park without a playground? And the one at the national park in Sharjah is where kids usually head to first. A sheltering canopy keeps kids safe from the harsh sunlight. Complete with a colourful jungle gym, slides and seesaws, the playground is an ideal space for children.
Other attractions at the Sharjah National Park include a duck pond with a few roosters, cycling tracks and a miniature clay model of prominent landmarks in the city of Sharjah. Visitors can also offer prayers in the small mosque in the vicinity.
How much is the Sharjah National Park entry fee and opening hours?
The Sharjah National Park entrance fee is AED 2. Here are details regarding Sharjah National Park timing and location:
- Opening hours: 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Sharjah National Park contact number: +971-6-545-8996
- Sharjah National Park location: E88 – Sharjah
The best time to visit the Sharjah park is from 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm, especially during the summer months.
Sharjah National Park rules
If you have dogs, it’s better to leave them at home. The Sharjah National Park is a no-dog zone. Sporting activities like football aren’t allowed here either.
That’s a wrap of our review of Sharjah National Park. Residents living near Al Nahda may want to visit Al Nahda Park in Sharjah too. While it’s not the largest, the park is ideal for daily walks.
Of course, a visit to the colossal park is just one of the things to do in Sharjah. We recommend visiting other places in the emirate too. For example, a visit to Sharjah Museums can be an enlightening experience for new visitors concerning the history of the emirate.
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