Sharjah Tourism Travel Quiz

Tour seaside towns, relax on tranquil beaches and explore a wildlife sanctuary

Craggy mountains provide a scenic backdrop to Sharjah’s east coast, which is home to seaside towns like Khorfakkan and mangrove forests like Khor Kalba. If you’re looking for water sports among popular Sharjah tourist places, Khorfakkan offers plenty of opportunities to go scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling and more. You can even take a guided boat onto the water to go dolphin spotting. For more nature, Kalba is a wildlife conservation area that is thriving with desert animals. Rare species thrive among the mangroves amid the desert habitat. The pleasant weather in Kalba also makes it one of the popular places to visit in Sharjah.

Meanwhile, towns on the east coast reflect rich local customs. You can find fresh produce and one-of-a-kind souveniers in the seaside villages while enjoying the view of clear beaches. The east coast is less than a two hour drive from Sharjah city.

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Al Ghayl Fort

An extraordinary view of natural landscapes and fertile springs

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Al Lulayyah Beach

A magical beach for water activities and relaxation

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Al Rafisah Dam

Heading toward Khorfakkan on the new Sharjah – Khorfakkan highway opens up a vista of the beautiful Al Rafisah Dam

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Dibba Al-Hisn

A seaside town with opportunities for adventure sports and relaxation.

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Dibba Al-Hisn Fort

Visit the site of a thrilling episode in local history

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Dibba Al-Hisn Souq

The place to stock up on fresh fruit and fish when visiting the east coast

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Kalba

This mangrove forest is the UAE’s most famous wildlife sanctuary, home to a thriving ecosystem of rare animals and birds.

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Kalba Beach

A pristine beach between a Sharjah nature reserve and the emirate of Fujairah.

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Kalba Birds of Prey Centre

A Sharjah wildlife centre dedicated to predatory birds.

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Khorfakkan

Surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah, this beach town is one of the most visited Sharjah tourist places for leisure and adventure.

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Khorfakkan Beach

Choose from endless water sport options with beautiful views.

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Nahwa Enclave

A curious “double enclave” with mountain villages and wadis.

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Shark Island

A place for adventure and water sports off the Khorfakkan beach.

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Wadi Al Helo

One of the most pristine natural reserves in the Middle East.

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Sharjah City

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Central Region

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Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE, its largest city and its most family-friendly destination. Experience a Sharjah museum, a desert safari and a Sharjah beach — the emirate offers things to do for everyone.