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Walk through a sea of floating butterflies for a fairytale experience

Over 500 butterflies live on Al Noor Island in the Butterfly House, one of the most popular tourist places in Sharjah. The Butterfly House itself is a feat of modern architecture, with the outdoor structure made of perforated steel and ergonomic design to let in sunlight. With temperature and humidity controlled interiors, the structure houses over 20 different species of butterflies, including the exotic Tailed Jay, Emerald Swallowtail, Pink Rose and Malachite. The house also has comprehensive information on the region’s native species. This destination has many fun things to do with kids in Sharjah, with a dedicated children’s area and an array of butterflies in different shapes, colors and sizes. Trying to spot camouflaged butterflies and watching newborns take flight are arguably among Sharjah’s most exciting summer activities for kids.

To reach the Butterfly House, take the bridge to the island, which is just right across the water from the Al Noor Mosque; among the most striking Sharjah landmarks. Tour the displays of thought-provoking contemporary art and sculpture pieces. Then follow the boardwalk through a tropical botanical garden, one of the popular parks in Sharjah, and you’ll find the Butterfly House. It is hard to miss with the uniquely shaped steel glistening in the sunlight. End the day with a meal and drink at the organic cafe and find the perfect souvenir to take home.

Contact Details

Buhairah Corniche Road, Khalid Lagoon
+971 6 5067000

How to get there

Located on Al Noor Island in Khalid Lagoon, a pedestrian bridge behind Al Noor Mosque connects the car-free island to the mainland.
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Al Noor Island Butterfly House
Al Noor Island Butterfly House
Al Noor Island Butterfly House

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