As families get ready for a long weekend for the Islamic New Year, they can look forward to experiencing some of the hidden gems in other emirates, even though Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer plenty of attractions for locals and tourists.
For the Islamic New Year, the UAE has declared July 21 to be a holiday. There are many attractions to discover in the emirates of Sharjah and Fujairah for people who are not traveling overseas this summer.
With its varied geography that includes mountains, lush valleys, and crystal-clear oceans, Sharjah boasts breathtaking natural settings in addition to renowned architecture, a host of museums, and esteemed art galleries.
Sharjah Desert Park
The Natural History Museum, Arabian Wildlife Center, and Children’s Farm are the three divisions of the Sharjah Desert Park, a mesmerizing educational attraction.
Along with interesting explanations of natural occurrences, it provides visitors with a fun way to learn about the plant and animal life in the UAE.
This museum, which lies on Al Dhaid Road and is about 28 kilometers from the city, is highly recommended, especially for people who enjoy the outdoors.
Al Qasba is a commercial complex that offers the perfect balance of excitement and sophistication. It is situated in the center of Sharjah’s seafront. Numerous indoor and outdoor activities are available, including top-notch dining options, theaters, abra rides, a Kids Fun Zone, and the Al Qasba Musical Fountain.
Al Qasba is the ideal location for families wishing to relax and spend quality time together because of its variety of options.
Visitors have the chance to explore a wide variety of marine animals at Sharjah Aquarium. It exhibits a wide variety of marine life in its collection of 20 roomy tanks. Its main goal is to encourage the protection of maritime environments.
Over 250 different aquatic species, including colorful fish, magnificent reef sharks, beautiful eels, and fascinating seahorses, can be seen in the aquarium. With its display of smaller marine animals, including coral reefs, mangroves, lagoons, and pools, the aquarium also offers an immersive experience.
Museum of Islamic Civilisation
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization provides a look into the rich history of Arab and Islamic culture while being housed within a fascinating souq. The museum’s two floors of displays give visitors a thorough grasp of a range of topics, such as ceremonies, relics, and textiles.
The galleries on the ground floor offer a variety of viewpoints on the Islamic faith. These include the significant contributions made to science in disciplines like astronomy and mathematics as well as the significance and rituals connected to the Haj pilgrimage.