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Shark Island

A short way off the east coast of Sharjah, this small rocky island boasts a sandy beach perfect for camping and colourful aquatic life for snorkeling.

Shark Island is an idyllic spot for swimming and sunbathing. Schools of fish, anemones and sea turtles make it a treat for snorkellers, while divers flock here for the beautiful rock formations teeming with moray eels, rays and Arabian angelfish. 

You can take a small boat to the island, and there are shacks on the beach where you can rent snorkels, fins and masks. Local dive centres can organise day trips and equipment rental for scuba divers. It’s also a lovely spot for a beach picnic.


  • Shark Island
  • Khorfakkan
  • UAE
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Shark Island is located a short boat-ride away from Khorfakkan on Sharjah’s east coast. It lies just out in the bay, tucked behind the port at the southern end of the beach.

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