Masood and I went to see the newly opened Sharjah Aquarium at Al Khan road yesterday. Entrance is free this week, so we grabbed the opportunity. Of course, the place was crowded, but it was worth it. It was a great experience.
The Sharjah Aquarium was inaugurated on June 6, 2008, by His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council.
What’s that first sign? Not to drop anything in the tanks? I didn’t use flash. I also resisted the urge to knock on the glass. I didn’t feed my finger to the fish either.
The aquarium, built by locals and British experts, enables visitors to make a journey underwater and discover marine life.
This fish was so fast, I couldn’t capture it on lens.
The main aim of the aquarium is educational as it focuses on the characteristics of marine life in the UAE. The plan is to increase the number of species in the aquarium from 30 to more than 50 in the next few months.
The aquarium is also dedicated to the preservation of marine life and to teach more about reproductive and environmental issues.
The glass bridge. We were actually walking over this glass.
Interactive, touch screen monitors everywhere.
This handmade wooden ship costs AED 140!
The place has a huge parking space, very clean restrooms, elevators, prayer rooms, a restaurant, and a gift shop.
If you’re coming from Dubai, then take the Dubai-Sharjah Road. Soon after passing Al Safeer Mall, take left on the bridgeway, and keep straight. There’s a round about at the end of Al Khan Road. Take left; you’ll be able to see the structure (my first photo) very prominently. That’s the place!
For ticket prices and other info, visit their website here.