Sharjah Aquarium
Sharjah Aquarium
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Shamitha K
    Galle, Sri Lanka2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience for kids
    It was a good experience for my 2 year old little kid. Had a wonderful time there You can view many sea creatures at one place. Very smaller than dubai mall but very cheap only 25 per adult. Todlers and 60+ go free. You get free ticket to musium. Walking through underwater tunnels was the best thing.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 12, 2023
  • THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
    Damascus, Syria3,763 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Sharjah Aquarium is a very interesting place to visit especially if you have children...
    The Sharjah Aquarium is a very interesting place to visit especially if you have children. This was my family’s first visit to the Sharjah Aquarium and it will not be our last! What you first not that is a special feature of the Aquarium is the very low entrance fees. After going to several museums in Dubai these affordable fees were most welcome. The aquarium is showing its’ age at little bit, but it is still it is a very worthwhile visit It is the first in the UAE. Today it has over twenty separate tanks and over 100 different species. I especially liked the array of different Sting Rays. I was with my son and my four Grandsons, each really enjoyed the tour of this nice aquarium. They have a very unique entrance hall as they have hanging about ten aquatic animal samples and all are in white, making this entrance hall quite interesting and unique. What we all enjoyed the most was the glass tunnel which went through the large central aquarium. A great area to take photos. You note immediately the cleanliness of the entire museum. Finally at the end is a very affordable Aquarium Gift Shop. If you have the time while visiting Dubai, try driving the short distance to Sharjah and enjoy the many museums located throughout this interesting Emirate, especially the Sharjah Aquarium.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 4, 2023
  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice
    A not very big aquarium, but nicely arranged, worth a visit. You need 60-90 minutes to visit it. There is a combined ticket, which also allows you access to the Maritime Museum. It costs AED 25. It can be easily reached from Dubai by ferry from Al Ghubaiba Marine Station, the disembarkation point is right next to the aquarium. There is also a cafe.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Jhoice S
    Ajman, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool place
    A wonderful place. I loved the place. It has wonderful, interesting, and interesting aquariums with different types of fish and different colors. A truly special, quiet place. I loved the place very much.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2024
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Escape To Find Peace
United Arab Emirates688 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
AED 25 is charged per adult. You get the ticket combined with Sharjah Maritime museum which is adjacent. Free car parking is there. Further details are added in our channel. You can spend 2-3 hours inside the Sharjah aquarium. You can love this is you spend with your kids and family. Those who cant afford Dubai Mall aquarium, can spend here and get the view. No activities are included here though. Several other facilities like washroom, prayerroom, wifi, cafeteria and lot more are included here.
Written February 4, 2021
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,763 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The Sharjah Aquarium is a very interesting place to visit especially if you have children.
This was my family’s first visit to the Sharjah Aquarium and it will not be our last!
What you first not that is a special feature of the Aquarium is the very low entrance fees. After going to several museums in Dubai these affordable fees were most welcome.
The aquarium is showing its’ age at little bit, but it is still it is a very worthwhile visit It is the first in the UAE. Today it has over twenty separate tanks and over 100 different species. I especially liked the array of different Sting Rays.
I was with my son and my four Grandsons, each really enjoyed the tour of this nice aquarium.
They have a very unique entrance hall as they have hanging about ten aquatic animal samples and all are in white, making this entrance hall quite interesting and unique.
What we all enjoyed the most was the glass tunnel which went through the large central aquarium. A great area to take photos.
You note immediately the cleanliness of the entire museum.
Finally at the end is a very affordable Aquarium Gift Shop.
If you have the time while visiting Dubai, try driving the short distance to Sharjah and enjoy the many museums located throughout this interesting Emirate, especially the Sharjah Aquarium.

Written July 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rudra Sharma
Raipur, India552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A visit to Sharjah Aquarium is really enjoyable if you want to see the real marine life and creatures. Managed by the tourism department of Sharjah Government, this aquarium is housed in a relatively smaller apace, but that is the beauty of this place. Instead of the huge crowded aquarium of Dubai Mall, this place is neither overcrowded nor it is big enough to exhaust your energy. So, if you want to really enjoy a place where you can watch the marine life peacefully and at your ease, then this is the place for you.

One more thing, I noticed that the entry to this aquarium is free for senior citizens above the age of 60; if you are a senior citizen, don't bother about the ticket.
Written February 9, 2020
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A not very big aquarium, but nicely arranged, worth a visit. You need 60-90 minutes to visit it. There is a combined ticket, which also allows you access to the Maritime Museum. It costs AED 25. It can be easily reached from Dubai by ferry from Al Ghubaiba Marine Station, the disembarkation point is right next to the aquarium.
There is also a cafe.
Written January 7, 2024
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SC061987
Mumbai, India931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Experience has been decent , one can spent 30-45 mins without kids in the aquarium , charges for adults are AED 25/- and only cash payment is possible . So please make sure to carry enough cash with you .
The museum is also nearby and can spend sometime there too.
Written August 10, 2022
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NBab
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Took my little ones there on Monday Morning (Closed on Sundays).

My little ones loved it! From the beginning where their pictures were taken, to the actual aquarium with view of the different sea species.

The aquarium was quiet, so my little ones were free to run about. There were security at every spot point, they were pretty helpful as well.

The souvenir shop was quiet affordable, so was the my little ones framed picture.

It is not as bit as the Dubai Mall Aquarium! but for the little ones this is more than enough. It also costs 15Dhs for the younger ones and 25 dhs for adults! so affordable!!!!
Written November 9, 2021
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Devi_praveen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Lovely little aquarium to spend an hour or so going around and the on to see the boats after. Nothing fancy but for the price it’s worth it. Kids loved running around because it wasn’t busy and the cafe at the end was perfect for a snack stop.
Written September 18, 2022
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wenmarkei
Dubai, United Arab Emirates125 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Hugely disappointing and not worth a visit. We were the only visitors when we went and finished viewing the entire aquarium in 15 mins flat. The same fish and aqautic creatures are seen most of the time since they are all in one huge enclosure that people can see in different areas of the aquarium. Paying 25 AED is a rip off. The staff too seem lethargic and bored.
Written June 13, 2022
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Shamitha K
Galle, Sri Lanka2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
It was a good experience for my 2 year old little kid. Had a wonderful time there You can view many sea creatures at one place. Very smaller than dubai mall but very cheap only 25 per adult. Todlers and 60+ go free. You get free ticket to musium. Walking through underwater tunnels was the best thing.
Written May 12, 2023
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Harpreet_1103
Ajman, United Arab Emirates25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
From entrance till exit, it was a wonderful feeling. I felt like a kid and routine tension was forgotten for sometime. Underwater words is beautif, calm and peaceful. Exit message was heart pinching. It is shame.foe human beings for their deeds.
Written August 8, 2020
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