After a long wait, tourists are welcome again to the UAE. With necessary precautions, tourist attractions are open to domestic and international visitors. It is welcome news for everyone and certainly for kids. Almost all the best things to do in Sharjah with kids and the rest of UAE have swung back to action.
The Arabian delights like water parks, rides, desert safari, museums, malls, arts centres, colourful souks, beaches and play arenas are lively again. After months-long quarantine, the prospect of relaxed entertainments at the best places to travel with kids is a welcome change. Sharjah, one of the Emirates in the UAE, is a popular tourist destination among kids and elders alike. Known as the cultural capital of the UAE, Sharjah was named World Book Capital in 2019. With a series of museums, parks and multi-cuisine restaurants, the Emirate attracts visitors from all over the world. Let us look at some of the best things to do in Sharjah with kids.
Sharjah Discovery Centre
It is a play and learn Centre for children and one of the interesting things to do in Sharjah with kids. Children have play options like Water World, Airport, Body World, Build Town, Drive Town, Supermarket, Sports World, Storyteller Area and TV Studio. Each section provides children with information related to it in an enjoyable manner that they can learn and understand.
Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park
Visiting Al Montazah Park is one of the most favourite and entertaining things to do in Sharjah with kids. The park has two sections, The Pearls Kingdom, which is a water park and The Island of Legends, which is an amusement park. Different rides and water games, pools and splashes enthral visitors of all age groups. The good news is that even the pools are now open to the public.
Al Noor Island
Located in the Khalid Lagoon, the park welcomes you to a serene atmosphere amidst the humdrum of the city life. Butterfly house, which is a premier attraction in the island, is one of the best things to do in Sharjah with kids. Adjacent to the island is the famous and historical Al Noor Mosque.
Masrah Al Qasba
Al Qasba is a complete entertainment package for visitors of all ages. Al Qasba Musical Fountain, Maraya Art Centre, Water Karts, Kids Fun Zone, Sharjah Boats Tour are a few attractions in the area. ‘Eye of the Emirates’ located in the area is a popular giant wheel adventure that gives a panoramic view of the Emirate. For families visiting UAE, it is one of the best things to do in Sharjah with kids.
Al Majaz Waterfront
An all-in-one entertainment zone for a family to spend relaxed hours with kids. It is an area popular for visitors to spend the evenings enjoying a variety of activities. Attractions include road and boat rides, musical fountains, play area for kids, splash parks, restaurants, and cafes.
Rain Room and Light Festival
Rain Room located in Al Sharq is one of the coolest places to travel with kids in Sharjah. The magical artwork provides a rainy ambience and enjoy the experience without getting wet. How cool is that?
Light Festival is conducted every year in Sharjah is a major attraction kids would enjoy on a night visit.
Do you love arts and history? Sharjah is dotted with as many as seven popular museums.
One of the best things to do in Sharjah with kids is visiting Sharjah Natural History Museum. The in-house farm which allows kids to play with the animals in it is an amusing factor. Besides having fun, kids have ample opportunity in the museum to learn about different plants and animals in the UAE. They have an informative video presentation session too.
From fun world to the Stone Age. That is what happens if you travel 4 KMs to Sharjah Archaeology Museum from the Natural History Museum. Perhaps, this museum answers all your doubts and queries about the history and development of Sharjah. From centuries old writings to relics to jewellery, you have a lot to witness from the ancient era at this museum.
An exciting spot in the line is Sharjah Classic Cars Museum that was first opened in 2008. Never miss to visit this place if you are with kids. Scores of classic cars almost a century old are on display. You would certainly be happy with the details and information about the cars the museum has to offer.
The largest museum in the UAE is the Sharjah Art Museum. Hundreds of Arabic artworks, books and paintings are on display. Different art exhibitions are also conducted here.
At a walking distance from Sharjah Art Museum is the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization which is one of the finest sources to admire Arabic culture and history. Handicrafts made of metal, glass and clay, precious artworks and astounding architecture mesmerize you till the end.
Next on the trot can be Sharjah Science Museum which is a must visit spot if you have kids with you. With a plethora of games, fun-filled activities, the museum is not just for history lovers alone. In the house, the planetarium is another attraction that is fascinating.
It is an edifying experience to stop by at the Al Eslah School Museum. Here, you have the view of the first formal educational institute in Sharjah. Established in 1935, it had pupils from all over UAE and abroad.
The highlight of visiting museums is that all of them are situated within a radius of 20 KMs.
Arabian Wildlife Centre
Kids will love to visit Arabia’s Wildlife Centre which houses different species of animals and birds. Being a learning Centre on fauna found on the Arabian Peninsula, it is a must visit place for kids. Different animals, birds, nocturnal creatures, reptile, and insects can be found here.
Visit to the Sharjah Acquarium is one of the best things to do in Sharjah with kids. The Aquarium with around hundred species of rare and beautiful aquatic life forms is a must visit spot.
Sharjah’s Central Market
Besides the various malls in the Emirate, Sharjah’s Central Market is a favourite spot for shopping among locals and tourists. The market area houses around 600 shops that sell electronics, clothes, jewellery, kids’ items to almost everything you will need.
How to reach Sharjah?
Sharjah International Airport is only around 10 km away from the city and you can avail taxies or buses to reach there.
Dubai International Airport is less than 50 km away from Sharjah and you can travel by taxi, bus or travel to Dubai by metro train.
Best time to travel
Summer becomes tolerant by November and you will enjoy the climate till early March.
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