While the UAE largely features desert landscapes, the country has focused its efforts on building beautiful, lush green spots. A new attraction for UAE residents and visitors to enjoy is Shees Park in Khor Fakkan, nestled amongst the Hajar Mountains! Inaugurated in October 2020, this brand-new park features amazing outdoor facilities and amenities, perfect for road trips with family or friends during the cooler months.
Get a closer look at Shees Park Sharjah and find out all you can do at this mountain park.
Where is Shees Park located in Sharjah?
Looking for the Shees Park Sharjah location? The park is situated near Wadi Shees in Khor Fakkan, on the outskirts of Sharjah. If you live in one of the flats for rent in Al Qasimia Sharjah it takes about 45 minutes. Similarly, if you live in the flats for rent in Ajman Nuaimiya, it takes between 45-60 minutes. For residents of Dubai, the park takes approximately an hour and 30 minutes to reach by car.
Want to know the Shees Park Sharjah directions from Dubai? Drive down Emirates Road (E611) in the direction of Sharjah and take the exit for Khor Fakkan Road. You’ll need to continue down Khor Fakkan Road for a distance of approximately 70 kilometres, before taking the ramp toward the Shees area. Then continue straight from the roundabout onto Masafi Road till you reach Shees Park.
What is the Shees Park entry fee?
There is no Shees Park entrance fee – access to this new park in Sharjah is free for all visitors!
What can you do at Shees Park Khor Fakkan?
Shees Park is spread across a massive area of 11,362 square metres, which means there’s plenty to do and enjoy at this outdoor destination.
Admire the park’s waterfall
One of the best things to do at Shees Park is to check out the 25-metre-high waterfall! This man-made waterfall, which cascades into a pretty lake, is a beautiful addition to the park and makes for some awesome pictures.
Climb the mountain walkways
Shees Park in Khor Fakkan features 506 metres of mountain walkways and paths that visitors can climb and traverse. There are three levels of mountain terraces, which lead to the main viewing deck, from where you can enjoy stunning views of the park and surrounding areas.
Enjoy a BBQ picnic at the park
There is a designated barbecue area at Shees Park; however, bear in mind that the barbecue pits are limited and can get quite busy during the weekends. The park also has shaded seating areas for families and friends to enjoy a fun outdoor picnic!
If you’re not in the mood to fire up the grill, there is a restaurant at Shees Park where you can grab coffee, croissants and quick snacks.
Take the kids to the play area
The shaded seating areas surround a large play area for the little ones! Kids will love the swings, slides, see-saws and more at Shees Park Sharjah.
Stroll around the park
Shees Park features beautiful lawns and landscaping, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing walk during the cooler months, after enjoying a fun picnic.
Watch a show at the outdoor theatre
There is also an open-air amphitheatre that can accommodate up to 70 people, so expect to see some fun shows at the park in the future!
Overall, the facilities at the park include the following:
- Mountain walkways
- Artificial waterfall
- Outdoor theatre
- Viewing area
- BBQ area
- Shaded seating
- Play area for kids
Things to keep in mind when visiting Shees Park Khor Fakkan
If you are visiting the park, please bear in mind that barbecue is only allowed in the designated areas. Dogs are not allowed in the park, as well as other activities such as camping, football, shisha, horseback riding, hunting and swimming.
Also, please bear in mind that vehicles are not allowed in the park. There are ample car parking spaces for visitors outside the park premises.
That concludes our guide to the new Shees Park in Khor Fakkan! This family-friendly outdoor destination is the perfect place to take advantage of the great weather – and is bound to become one of the top places to visit in Sharjah, too.
You can also check out the other stunning parks in Sharjah that offer a lush retreat in the heart of the city. For more options, there are many popular parks in Dubai where you can access sports facilities, beaches, play areas and BBQ spots.
The Sharjah Desert Park is also a wonderful destination for a fun wildlife adventure. This desert park features botanical gardens, wildlife centres and petting farm, making it one of the best kid-friendly attractions in Sharjah.
On the other hand, you can also discover more road trip destinations in the UAE, from Liwa to Al-Ain and Hatta.
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