Sharjah Aquarium is one of the beautiful aquariums in the world and it was opened in the Al Khan old area in Sharjah in 2008. The main aim of the Sharjah aquarium is to encourage the people of the Emirates of Sharjah and the tourist who visit the aquarium to appreciate, conserve and enjoy the beauty and wealth of the oceans.
Sharjah aquarium covers an area of 6500m². It consists of two floors that are arranged with 20 water aquariums. Each aquarium possess 1.8 million liters of water. With all these facilities, it is the biggest learning centre of government in the whole of UAE.
Dive deep into the precious, colourful and entertaining world of sea and discover pearls of knowledge from it. Enjoy the rich marine life of the sea. There are a lot of things to see in the aquarium. Aerial sea horses, enchanting clownfish, eerie moray eels, hunting reef sharks, delicate sea horses – the marine life in the Sharjah aquarium are truly amazing, amusing, enlightening and entertaining. There are about 250 species that has made the aquarium their home.
Enjoy a journey underwater and discover all beautiful things ranging from the largest marine creature to the smallest marine life that can be seen in the rock pools, lagoons, coral reefs and mangroves. There are prayer rooms in the Sharjah Aquarium for the pious and godly people. There is also a cafeteria that serves tea, coffee, cool drinks and snacks that will be a treat to your taste buds.
The aquarium is also facilitated with a gift shop where you can buy adorable gifts of your choice. Parking is available in the aquarium and there are separate spaces for differently abled people. Wheel chair access and facilities of bathroom are arranged for people with disabilities. There are stairs as well as lifts provided in the aquarium for access to higher floors.
A water walk by the outside sea as well as a water walk under the sea inside the aquarium is one of the main attractions of the Sharjah Aquarium. It is open on all days of the week except on Sundays.