Sharjah promotes “family friendliness”

Nestled between two coasts, Sharjah shares its heritage through its 20 museums and galleries, local architecture and culture-packed leisure activities that are perfect for families. Sharjah is home to a wealth of noteworthy sites, museums, beaches and fun indoor and outdoor activities. Following are just a few…

Newly renovated Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park is Sharjah’s newest family entertainment destination. The 126,000-square-metre amusement park offers thrilling water rides, a leisure park and green space in the heart of the city. Al Montazah has rides and recreation options that tourists and residents of all ages are sure to enjoy. The park’s offerings are rounded off by attractions such as a souk, cafés, restaurants, sports facilities and live performance venues.

Sharjah Discovery Centre is an entertainment centre designed for children aged 3 to 12 years, providing them with the opportunity to learn, discover, understand the role of science and technology in their daily life and explore the world around them in a fun- filled and relaxing atmosphere. All the activities are based on real-life activities in the most fun way.


This cleverly designed attraction is an enticing place to take children, with informative and entertaining displays. The centre aims at developing and promoting education about astronomy and space sciences in the Arab World in general and the UAE in particular in order to be a destination for science, research, heritage, education and tourism for students and university students, researchers and families of all ages.


As an ancient port, Sharjah’s history is interweaved with the sea and there is no better place to learn about the emirate’s sea-faring traditions and local marine life than Sharjah Aquarium. More than 150 species, including the beautiful clownfish, delicate seahorses, moray eels, sea rays and reef sharks can be seen in the cleverly designed large sh tanks which wind through the building, displaying sea creatures in their natural habitats of rocky shores, coral reefs, lagoons and mangroves.