Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park

Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park

Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park
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Learn about the flora and fauna of the arabian desert at this fascinating museum that houses farm animals for petting, geology, marine and flora halls and a diorama showing desert habitats.
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Nilufar K
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Masha and Nuni visited Arabian WildLife center and they loved the place a lot. Educational and informative about nature, animals and flora and fauna. must visit place with kids. They have kids farm, botanical museums and free kids activities. You can see more videos on Instagram Masha and Nuni. for amazing experience the fee is way more less compared to other zoo or parks but yet more fun to visit place ever in UAE. In Wild life zone you will see wild animals like wild cat, leopard, wild cat, wolf, national animal of UAE Oryx , baboon, reptiles , flamingos and wonderful birds. You will love the place for sure. outside there is outdoor playground for kids to have more fun time with their friends while parents can have lunch or picnic. Follow us on instagram Masha and Nuni for more information about outdoor or indoor places to visit with kids.
Written 24 February 2023
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Chrissie
Lancashire1,533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a great place to visit with young children. Just a short drive from our hotel in Dubai. We didn't get to visit the botanical garden or the Natural History Museum as my grandchildren took so long at the childrens farm and wildlife centre we ran out of time, they loved it. It's also so affordable at AED20 for adult entry.

There was a lovely cafe that served the most amazing freshly prepared juices and very reasonably priced hot and cold food. It had a a circular glass wall so that you could watch the herds of native deer in the paddocks and flamingos.

We will definitely be back on our next trip.
Written 11 May 2022
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Ankoush !
Cairo, Egypt53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Heard about the place from friends, but it is actually more than our expectations.
During this heat will always recommended to start with Breeding Centre , then Botanical Garden, then Natural History Museum as all are air conditioned
Children Farm is nice but it is open air
Over all place is convenient for weekend trip they open Fridays from 14:30.
Written 26 June 2021
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miracle2011
Cincinnati, OH24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
This was a beautiful day out with the family. So much to see. The flamingos were a sight to see. There are a variety of animals and reptiles to see. I would suggest going in the morning as when it gets dark, you won’t be able to see the animals. Affordability is plus as well.
Written 22 January 2020
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Fatima Abdulla
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Discovered this park which has 4 parks inside, Botanical Museum Islamic Botanical, Wildlife park
and Farm animals. Children can interact and pet the farm animals inside the Farm Park. The botanical museum has a playground, lots of display and collections about plants and animals. The wildlife park had many snakes, reptiles, rodents, few wild animals . Nice place for entertainment and fun time with children. The ticket is Aed 15 and kids below 12 enter free
Written 1 January 2020
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Maltsey
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This park has 4 sections:
Children’s farm, Islamic garden, museum and the zoo.
The children’s farm is perfect for children to interact with the animals and learn at the same time. The animals are well looked after. There’s supervision of children by parents and staff during their interaction with the animals. Hand washing areas are provided.
The Islamic garden has all the plants that are mentioned in the holy Quran - there is information about the plants their uses. There’s an indoor and an outdoor area for the plants.
The museum has a lot of historical facts about Sharjah and the UAE.
The zoo is huge and there are all kinds of insects, birds, small and big animals. It is the one section that takes up most of your time. The animals are very well looked after with plenty of space for them to roam. A lot of effort has been made to replicate as much of their natural environment as possible.
There’s an outdoors area with ostriches, goats, bisons, ducks, flamingos etc that one can see through a large glass window of the restaurant. An excellent way to sit down and relax and watch the animals being fed - if you are lucky. The restaurant serves snacks and meals - all very reasonably priced.
It is a little bit out of the way and having a car would be recommended.
Would recommend for all, especially for families with children. Excellent value for money.Can easily spend all day here.
Written 8 October 2019
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MarwanHadhrami
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
For AED 15 per ticket you get to enter five halls detailing life on earth since the beginning of time. There are displays of fossils, meteorites, taxidermic animals and desert ecosystems, along with a Islamic botanical garden. Wild Life center for the animals/birds that lived in the region which is so so beautifully maintained. Great fun for family and kids especially the Children’s Farm where your little ones will enjoy feeding some pets like goats, sheep, horses, donkeys and hens.
Written 30 September 2019
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Rashid Isa Rishi AlHeddi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
A wonderful place to visit, very well displayed and good explanations in Arabic & English.
Takes you back in to the History of Sharjah in particular and the Arabian Region in General.
Lovely green garden for children to play and families to picnic.
Lots to see and good education for all.
Lovely wildlife too on show. Also a tropical garden area.
Sufficient parking and a reasonable coffe shop for food & drinks.
Nice Desert park with live animals like camels, Horses, Donkeys for children to see touch and feed too.
Lovely Flamingoes, and in their seperate sections desert fox, Leopards, cheetahs, Deers etc.

A very good day out for the family and well worth the visit.
Written 11 February 2019
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Sumitkumar_13
Mumbai, India860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Sharjah Natural History Museum is good place to spend time with kids. Lot of variety of local birds and animals are available.
Written 31 December 2018
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brian c
Dubai, United Arab Emirates778 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Great place for kids to learn and interact. Good collection of reptiles, few wild life and domestic animals. Loved the kids farm where in you are allowed to feed grass to the sheep/ Goats.

The museum is another area where kids will enjoy a lot.

Entrance is AED 15.00 for adults and kids go free. Few restaurants serving light snacks. Area clean and well maintained.
Written 12 December 2018
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