Top-rated Tourist Destinations in Sharjah (Part-II)
Sharjah is one of those cities in the United Arab Emirates that offers unlimited fun and entertainment to its visitors. If you’re planning to visit the city but are on a tight schedule, visiting all of its tourist destinations might not be possible for you. So only those that are worthy of your precious time have been shortlisted here.
Al Majaz Waterfront
An awardee of the Sharjah Tourism Excellence Award, Al Majaz Waterfront is one of the more recent tourist and leisure destinations in the United Arab Emirates. It is located on the impressive Khalid Lagoon between Khalid Lagoon Corniche and Jamal Abdul Nasser Street. The attraction boasts several landmark leisure amenities with the most notable being the Sharjah Fountain.
Enjoying its spectacular musical shows and watching it shoot water up to 100 m in the air will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Al Majaz Waterfront also offers areas for cultural activities, entertainment, green spaces, a distinguished mosque and walking areas in addition to kiosks for soft drinks and snacks.
The city’s suburb is home to a wide range of entertainment options and its most famous attraction of all is the big wheel, also known as the Eye of the Emirates. With a ride of the big wheel and from 60 m up in the sky, you can take in the panoramic views of the entire city.
The Al Qasba Musical Fountain is another wonderful attraction worth visiting in the area. Its spectacular water cannons make for a fantastic family viewing while the symphony of sound is enough to dazzle your senses. If you enjoy being on the waters, then a water kart ride at Water Karts marine amusements is a must for an exhilarating experience.
Khor Fakkan is located on the east coast and is the second largest town in Sharjah. Although the town’s main feature is the thriving and picturesque container port, its surrounding area is a great spot for divers and is also home to many interesting attractions. One of them is Shark Island, a popular diving spot where you can enjoy taking in the many captivating sites in the coral outcroppings.
The Rifaisa Dam, pushed away into the inland mountains, is yet another famous sightseeing spot in the region. The Khor Fakkan Beach with lovely warm water is a top location for picnic, relaxing and enjoying some water sports.
Arabia’s Wildlife Center
Located about 25 km to the east of the city at Sharjah’s Desert Park, Arabia’s Wildlife Center is a famous zoological park housing the largest collection of Arabian wildlife in the world. The place provides for a complete indoor experience and there are quite a few areas where you can see the animals in their natural environment through large glass walls.
The displays in the wildlife center are divided into several sections, each dedicated to a particular group of species including large carnivores, reptiles, birds and invertebrates. Demonstrating the broad diversity of fauna found in the peninsula, this indoor park makes for a perfect destination for an exciting day out, irrespective of the weather.
Sharjah is an exciting and lively city with countless interesting attractions scattered across its face. The above tourist places together with the rest contribute in making the city the pride of UAE. So whenever you visit Sharjah, be sure to check out these top-rated tourist destinations for a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.