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Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park

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Address: Sharjah-Dhaid Road | Interchange 8, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 06-5311411
Description: Learn about the flora and fauna of the arabian desert at this fascinating...
Learn about the flora and fauna of the arabian desert at this fascinating museum that houses farm animals for petting, geology, marine and flora halls and a diorama showing desert habitats.
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Interesting outing

It's a fairly interesting outing, though it's quite a bit out of the city, so it pays to have your own transport. There are several establishments here. One is the natural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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dubai
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It's a fairly interesting outing, though it's quite a bit out of the city, so it pays to have your own transport. There are several establishments here. One is the natural history museum itself. It speaks of the flora and fauna in the UAE. Very interesting. It also has some interesting dino skeletons inside. I saw that the exhibition area... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It is extremly interesting to see how rich is the desert fauna..The zoo shows lizards, frogs, foxes, birds, even the very rare or now disappered in the wild, arabic wolves, arabic cheetah etc. It would be great if the UAE could invest more money in protecting, reintroducing these great animals as they did for the oryx.. The rest of the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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136 reviews 136 reviews
57 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Not sure if I am writing this review for the right attraction. The place we went to was called Sharjah Natural History museum and it had a Zoo and Botanical Garden in the same premises. I did not see any Desert park there. This place is ahead of Sharjah Airport towards the outskirts. Its a good place to spend 2-3... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were there during May. To be honest, other than the weather been quite hot, the rest of the experience was fascinating. Beautiful place to see. If you hire a 4x4, you could even drive around in the desert. Really cool experience. :)

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The place is just 20 minutes from Dubai away and a great way to learn about the wildlife of the UAE. The entry fee is only 10 AED per person but it has much to offer. You can walk through an indoor park on a learning path. Alos there is a petting zoo for the little ones which is outdoor... More 

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Dubai
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here during the summer month as it's mostly an indoor center. There is a petting zoo which we skipped due to the heat. The wildlife center was fantastic. A large variety of animals and very well maintained. There is a restaurant with a view onto a large area where animals roam. Could sit there for a long time and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place is for all ages and every one who loves nature and its interaction with people, children if guided properly can learn to protect and save nature.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The history is unbelievable so well illustrated and educational, a very interesting place for young and old a day to remember. Large selection of curious and books to purchase to remember the day.

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Dubai
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Three attractions in one ticket for only 15 aed for all per adult. Kids free under 12. Museum well maintained is quite interactive so even had interesting parts for my 4 year old who could turn wheels, play music, try a parachute and smell nice but also awful smells. would recommend also for a summer activity as the wildlife center... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It's a perfect place to visit, amazing learning way for visitors, one entrance fee for 1-Natural History Museum 2-The Wildlife Centre and 3-Childrens Farm, for Childrens Farm really I liked the place it's well organized and the animals are kept in really good conditions.

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