Sharjah, 23 August 2022: While commonly known as the UAE's cultural capital, Sharjah is the only emirate with a coastline on the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, offering a wide array of fantastic activities to cool down during the summer months. Between jet-skiing, sailing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and many more, visitors and residents of the emirate will find no shortage of pristine beaches or aqua thrills to form unforgettable memories.
Building stamina in beautiful surroundings and picturesque scenery are key takeaways from rowing or pedaling on Al Khan and Khorfakkan beaches. For the ultimate experience, you can kayak or rent a pedal boat to explore the mangrove forest in Kalba Conservation Reserve and Al Rafisah Dam, which offers visitors unparalleled natural views, in addition to the availability of water sports centres that can organise amazing activities.
Discover underwater worlds
A few minutes boat ride off the coast of Khorfakkan, you can scuba dive and explore colourful coral constellations and a wide variety of marine species and fish. Diving centres in the area offer all that is needed to ensure amazing experiences. Well-known spots in the area include Anemone Gardens, Coral Gardens, as well as Shark island, a family-favourite spot.
Five pristine beaches, take your pick!
The surreal beauty of Al Khan, Al Hira, Al Hamriyah, Kalba, and Khorfakkan beaches make the emirate the ideal destination for jet-skiing, relaxing or reading a book while relaxing in the sun. The emirate's beaches have all the facilities to make sun and sand visits memorable.
If you have had enough of seawater, you can book a day pass or a stay in one of the many beachfront hotels in the emirate to enjoy a dip in the pool, experience fine international dining, and wind down with a spa pampering.
Amazing boat tours
What better way to spend your evening than hopping on a boat and experiencing an open panoramic view of Sharjah's most famous landmarks and attractions, such as Khalid Lake, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Noor Island, Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Al Qasba and Al Khan Lake. The fantastic boat tours provide a unique view of the city, especially during sunset.
There is no doubt that fishing is one of the recommended activities for stress relief, social bonding, and recreation. Sharjah's unique location on both the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, home to a wide variety of marine species, makes fishing in the middle of the sea a memorable experience. The emirate has many tourism companies offering revellers an opportunity to enjoy fishing expeditions and family-friendly tours to enjoy the open seas.
Looking for a thrill in the summer?
If you're looking for aqua activities or a family-fun day, then Sharjah's Al Montazah Parks is the place to be this summer. With a combination of Pearls Kingdom Water Park and Island of Legends amusement park, it offers visitors a world of fun with endless rides, shows, and parades.
If families want more, they can head to Al Majaz Mini Splash Park to let their kids aged 12 years and younger have unlimited fun in open spaces surrounded by cafes and restaurants.
Ladies only beach
Ladies looking for privacy can enjoy swimming in closed pools and a private beach at the Sharjah Ladies Club, which offers comprehensive secluded facilities that include a gym, spa, cafes, and restaurants.
To highlight Sharjah's unique destinations and activities, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCDTA) has launched the Sharjah Summer Campaign 2022, which features an integrated package of exclusive hotel offers and discounts on various activities throughout the emirate's popular tourist and hospitality destinations.