Sharjah is a flourishing industrial city that has retained much of its old city charm. This is one of the oldest cities of the Emirates and offers a large selection of indoor and outdoor activities that include boat tours, desert driving, fishing and many more. The climate during the months of November to April is ideal for participating in activities in and around the city centre of Sharjah.
Sharjah is well known for its variety of attractions and activities. Desert driving is the most thrilling activity that offers great fun and excitement to the tourists out for adventure. The city provides plenty of sand driving areas and many tour operators in the city can organise these trips. Ask them for the Fossil Rock tour which is one of the most popular sand driving areas in the city.
Sharjah Boat Tours:
In Sharjah city, cruising in a traditional boat is the most enhanced way to unwind with your loved ones. The ride in a traditional wooden boat, Abras, and offers a fantastic experience while touring on the Al Khan and Khalid Lagoons. Watch panoramic views of walkways, bridges, skyscrapers and some picturesque attractions of the city while boating.
The Camel Safari is one of the most popular activities among tourists. There are many tour operators in the city who organize Camel safaris in different parts around the city. Enjoy the rides of various lengths to a variety of stunning destinations.
Kids Zone at Al Qasba:
Kids Zone at Al Qasba offers a great world of excitement, knowledge and unadulterated fun for children of various groups. A large number of specially designed, educational-entertainment activities test the skills of children. Supervisors at Kids zone continuously keep watch on the children and make sure that the place is safe for them.
The city of Sharjah has a beautiful coastline and a diverse style of public and controlled beaches. Enjoy various activities such as swimming in crystal clear water or have fun building sand castles. There is a dress restriction that applies strictly to the Sharjah beaches.
The following are some of the beaches from Sharjah city: Al Khan Lagoon, Al Khan Beach, Corniche Beach, Hamriyah Lagoon and Khorfakkan.
The Sharjah east coast is famous for some of the most impressive scenery in the UAE and diving is a very popular activity here. Get a chance to observe interesting coral reefs and marine life. Turtles, sharks and moray eels can also be seen. Dive sites are situated not far form the coast of Khorfakkan and the coastal town of Dibba. Some of the popular diving spots are Martini Rock, Shark Island off Khorfakkan, Sandy Beach, Dibba Rock and Lima.
Fishing in Sharjah is a unique experience. The city of Sharjah has an excellent marine environment. Over 500 fish species can be found in the Gulf waters. The Gulf is home to about one third of the world's 80 species of whales and dolphins.
Formula 1 Powerboat races:
The authorities of the city have been organizing the Formula 1 Powerboat races since the year 2000. It attracts lots of tourists from all around the world as Sharjah has proved itself as a pioneer in hosting international events.
Residential and public parks:
The city has over 21 parks that cover a total area of about 411,000 square meters. Further gardens are also under construction. Plenty of open green fields can be found easily in the city. These green areas offer plenty of activities and are well equipped with recreational facilities. Activities include; football, basketball, walking and jogging etc. The city also offers some special locations for ladies and families.