Al Noor Island Sharjah

Encircled by the beautiful blue sea and covered by lush green trees is an enchanting island known as Al Noor Island. This beautiful place has developed into a popular family-friendly tourist spot. Once you step foot on this oasis island, you will feel like you have teleported into an entirely different world with hundreds of attractions and activities to do.

From beautiful lighting displays to top-class sculptures to beautiful fluttering butterflies, this island has plenty of things for you if you want to spend some time away from the busy city life.

This blog serves as a travel guide to this beautiful Paradise, Al Noor Island, Sharjah.

Things you can find here

Apart from the beautiful butterflies and sculptures, this paradise island is home to thousands of different species of trees and plants. You will find 250-year-old olive trees, medicinal plants, cacti, umbrella-shaped plants and many other types of trees. You will also find 300-million-old-crystal rocks and various sculptures installed at different points.

At night, the illuminated 3.5 km-long sidewalk through the majestic gardens and the night lights adds life to the place. Al Noor Island has a park designated for the children and a literature pavilion where you can sit and unwind yourself. The musical fountain, the cool breeze, and the tranquility of the place will help you feel relaxed and de-stressed.

Now, as you have explored the island, let us discuss the fun activities to do here.

Activities to do on Al Noor Island

1. Butterfly House

Butterfly House

The butterfly house is the major attraction of this place. It is home to some exotic butterflies and other insects. You can also find several types of migratory birds inside the house.

The butterfly house is also a good place to relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere.


To enter the butterfly house, you must first obtain a ticket. The details are as follows:

  • 15 AED per person over the age of 13 and above
  • 10 AED for kids below 13


The butterfly house is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

2. Al Noor Cafe

Al Noor Cafe in Sharjah

The rooftop terrace of the Noor Cafe offers breathtaking views of the skyscrapers of Dubai. While enjoying the view, you also enjoy an assortment of delicious foods like salads, burgers, and sandwiches.

At night, the Al Noor Cafe becomes a luminarium with colourful interiors and beautiful lit furniture to set the perfect mood for a wonderful evening.

If you buy an all-exclusive Al Noor Island ticket, then you can easily enjoy a meal at this top-class cafe.

  • The cost is around 55 AED per person.

The Al Noor Cafe is open throughout the day. But the last order can be placed at 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends.

3. Art and Sculptures

Art and Sculptures Sharjah

You will be able to witness art and creativity at their peak on Al Noor Island. There are at least six different installations across the island, and each of these sculptures has been naturally integrated with the environment.

4. The Literature Pavilion

Literature Pavilion on Island

The literature pavilion is the best place on Al Noor Island to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy some quality time. With its plush pillows and bright colours, the literature pavilion will no doubt bring out the inner poet in you.

As you work across the pavilion, the gentle sound of the musical fountain and the soothing music will make you feel like you are in heaven.

5. Children’s Playground

Children's Playground Sharjah

The children’s playground is a major attraction on Al Noor Island. With the different types of swings, climbing frames, and tricky ropes and slides, you will have a hard time running after your child. The playground promises a quality outdoor fun time for your kids.

While your kid is running around the playground, you can relax on the benches around the area under the shed. This is why Al Noor Island is among the top 10 family-friendly destinations in UAE.

6. Landscape gardens

Landscape gardens

Just imagine yourself walking casually through the uninterrupted nature and breathing in the fresh air. Peaceful, isn’t it?

Well, this is something that you will get to experience at the landscape gardens on Al Noor Island. The garden has over 70000 different species of plants and trees, and each of them has been carefully handpicked to offer a unique experience for the tourists.

7. Tropical Labyrinth

You can enjoy a 2-hour guided tour through the Butterfly House at Al Noor Island. Along with the package, you get an indoor butterfly workshop, snacks, beverages, and a nature walk.


  • 65 AED per person or 190 AED for a family of 4

8. Sky Watch

Up for some amateur astronomy classes? Al Noor Island has a sky watch where you can explore the night sky with powerful telescopes and with the assistance of expert astronomers.


  • 50 AED per person


Sky watching is available from sunset to midnight on weekends and from sunset to 11 pm on weekdays.

9. Junior Butterfly Keeper

If your kid is interested in learning about different species of butterflies on the island, the education department on the island conducts educational tours to teach kids aged 8 to 15 about the different species of butterflies, their rearing, and feeding techniques.


  • 150 AED per family, along with a guided tour

Time: 1 hour

Excited about visiting Al Noor Island? Then let us discuss the ways in which you can reach this heavenly place.

How to visit Al Noor Island, Sharjah

Al Noor Island is a beautiful place on the Khalid Lagoon, opposite to the Al Majaz Waterfront. So you can directly visit the island by crossing a little bridge from the Al Noor mosque.

One thing you must remember is that this is a popular tourist spot, so the area is mostly traffic-clogged. So finding a parking spot can be difficult, especially on weekends. We recommend you take a cab and then walk from the King Faisal mosque.

Important Things to Keep in Mind

  • Al Noor Island is open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; however, it closes at midnight on weekends.
  • According to us, the best time to visit here is in the morning between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the evening.
  • To avoid the crowds, try to visit the island on weekdays.
  • Al Noor Island is a privately owned island and is only open to the public from April to October.
  • If you plan to visit this island paradise, you can book the tickets and some activities in advance to avoid the seasonal rush.

Where to stay?

If you are planning to stay here, then you can:

  1. Book a hotel close to the island
  2. Rent an apartment or villa on the island.
  3. You can also stay at a luxury hotel on the mainland.

So if you are up for some adventure away from the city, make sure you visit this beautiful island in Sharjah. No matter what you are looking for, Al Noor Island has something for everyone.

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Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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