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A Journey through Sharjah's Enchanting Wadi Shis

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How about enjoying a vacation in the lap of the emirate of Sharjah? If it excites you during your trip to Sharjah, plan a visit to the paradisal Wadi Shis, in the Hajar Mountains of Sharjah. The site is hidden among the mighty jagged peaks and offers incredible things to do and see. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time picnicking or going hiking and kayaking, Wadi Shis has it all!


Wadi Shis is a great spot to go kayaking and boating in. There's a gorgeous dam with swans and ideal kayaking on the turquoise waters. Guests will find boats and kayaks that are available to rent, and perfect to glide on the calm waters.

Hiking and nature trails

Wadi Shis is a scenic tourist spot located in Sharjah. With the dramatic Hajar mountain landscape, the sight offers excellent hiking opportunities to visitors. The Wadi is one of the few areas in the UAE that has the Falaj system, which supports flowing fresh water all year round. It's no wonder that the sight is blessed with amazing surroundings for nature trails with a backdrop of running fresh water, waterfalls, and freshwater lakes.

Wadi Shis
View of Wadi Shis and Sharjah-Khor Fakkan highway.
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Picnics with friends and family under the canopy of date palms and in the backdrop of the Hajar Mountains are a must-try. The site has a beautiful park with a waterfall that's ideal for picnicking. Do you love barbecue? Great! There are barbeque spots too, so get ready to spend some tranquil moments over laughter and fun conversations.


Take the time to plan sightseeing, appreciate the natural surroundings and capture the natural beauty of Wadi Shis, including its landscapes, flora, and fauna. The wadi might present unique photo opportunities, especially during sunrise or sunset.

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