Things To Do in Sharjah Aquarium
Sharjah Aquarium

The Sharjah Aquarium features among the world of wonders. Spread lavishly over a colossal area of 6,500 square meters, the Sharjah Aquarium features among the largest marine educational hubs in the UAE region, run by the Sharjah Museums Authority. This beautiful attraction in Sharjah boasts 20 different aquariums with 1.8 million liters of water placed on two floors and contains several species of marine animals.

Why should you visit the Sharjah Aquarium?

Opened to the public in 2008, the Sharjah Aquarium provides a unique opportunity to experience the forbidden world of the sea. There is a spectrum of things to do in Sharjah, but here you also get a sneak peek into the history of Sharjah coastlines, including the ports, as you enjoy a close encounter with the otherworldly marine world creatures.

Things to do in the Sharjah Aquarium

  • Witness over 150+ marine species housed in the Sharjah Aquarium.
  • Learn more about the deep-sea world as you witness the unique species of marine life. Some of the most popular ones you will encounter are sea rays, docile reef sharks, moray eels, clownfish, seahorses, sting rays, and other delicate sea creatures.
  • Uncover more secrets about these gorgeous sea creatures’ habitats and the shores surrounding the sea. No matter your age, you will have a wonderful time out here.

1. Discover the unique marine life

Are you aware of the various deep-sea creatures existing today? This is your chance to reclaim your knowledge and know more about their habitat and other aspects. Get up close with these magnificent deep-sea creatures dwelling in the Arabian Gulf waters. Also, enjoy more fascinating factsabout the surrounding habitats like mangroves, coral reefs, rocky shore, and Al Khan Lagoon.

2. Familiarise yourself with the deep-sea ecosystem

The aquarium offers much more than just a recreational and leisure space. It’s a learning facility to raise awareness about the marine environment and ways to protect it. Under the inititative of Sharjah Museums Authority ‘Because We Care’, the Aquarium went a step further to introduce a marine nature reserve that helps in providing a safe and secure habitat space for the deep-sea creatures to thrive and breed.

This also details the thriving environment for the coral reefs and creates a much-needed awareness about the deficit marine population and its subsequent impacts on the marine environment. With the help of volunteers and marine specialists, the authority looks to protect and preserve this marine environment in the best way possible.

3. Get deeper insights into Sharjah’s maritime history

The Sharjah Maritime Museum educates the visitors about the impacts of the unfortunate calamities and circumstances caused by land reclamation, overfishing, and oil spills. As a result, one can easily be more considerate and responsible for working towards the preservation of the aquatic ecosystem. Furthermore, it Is also a safe and ideal environment for coral reefs to develop.

4. Get unique marine souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones

The Sharjah Aquarium features a gift shop synonymous with the destination like Disney fish forms and sculptures of other delicate marine animals. This is a wonderful way to form core memory blocks and gift your loved ones back home with some unique souvenirs and gifts. You can also click these moments as they will create a lasting memory of your visit. Enjoy a round of snacks and coolers in between your marine exploration journey.

5. Explore the cutting-edge technology

Modern technology elements and cutting-edge design led to the amazing experience we see today. The visitors can enjoy the immersive and interactive displays and tunnels with 150+ marine species. This aquarium offers a splendid opportunity to experience the rich, vibrant, colorful, and diverse ocean life of Arabian Gulf waters.

Other facilities inside the Sharjah Aquarium

Sharjah Aquarium, UAE

Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing time at the Sharjah Aquarium, as this destination is power-packed with amazing facilities and unique features. Some of the facilities offered to the visitors are:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Prayer room
  • Mother’s room for some maternal love and affection
  • Wheelchair provisions for senior citizens and the needed population
  • Spacious parking space
  • Elevators and restrooms
Opening hours

The Sharjah Aquarium is closed on Sunday. The aquarium is open from 8 am to 8 pm on all other days except Fridays. Friday operational hours are between 2 pm and 8 pm.

Entrance fees

The entrance fee for adults is AED 25. The admission fee for children in the age group of 2-12 years is AED 15. Reduced group entry charges for kids, adults, and private school trips are AED 10, 15, and 5, respectively. There are no charges for kids below 2 years, senior citizens above 60, and government school trips.

Group charges are applicable only for a minimum of 6 individuals. The same ticket applies to the Sharjah Aquarium and the Sharjah Museum.

How to reach the Sharjah Aquarium?

A drive via car or taxi is the best and easiest way to reach the Sharjah Aquarium. Although taxis are not the cheapest and most economical way to reach the Sharjah Aquarium, they may be the fastest way to reach there. You can alternatively catch a bus that is economical but time-consuming. For all the residents in Al Khan and Al Qasimia, the aquarium is less than 5- and 10-minutes walk away respectively.

You can take the E1 bus from the Al Jubail Terminal to the Sharjah Aquarium bus station if you are residing in Rolla Area. In addition, you can take a short walk to the Sharjah Aquarium.

Take the ferry service from Dubai to Sharjah if you are traveling from Dubai. The ferry station is just a 5-minute walk to the aquarium.

For the explorers and tourists, you can also catch the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour in Sharjah, where you get a bunch of attractions clubbed together, including the aquarium to spend your day.

Attractions near the Sharjah Aquarium

You will get to explore many diverse attractions near the Al Khan area. The most popular ones that have caught the attention of the tourist population are the Al Khan historical area, Al Khan Monument, Al Khan Lagoon, and Sharjah Expo Centre.

The Sharjah Maritime Museum is at a walking distance of 200 m from the Sharjah Aquarium. The Al Khan Beach is just a 5-minute drive from the Sharjah Aquarium. The Lou Lou’s beach at a 6-minute drive from the Sharjah Aquarium. Al Noor Island and Khalid Lake are other attractions within a 6 km radius.

Once you have entered the Sharjah Aquarium, it offers a rejuvenating experience and cuts the visitors off from the outside world. So, book your visit to Sharjah today and block your dates for visiting the Sharjah Aquarium.

You can club these diverse attractions together for a fun-filled day.

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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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      It is a nice post. It is very helpful for me. Thanks for sharing such a great information.

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