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Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park

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Address: Al Dhaid Rd | Interchange 8, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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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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Extremely well maintained place to be at

There are 4 museums in one campus and you can easily spend 4+ hours here. There is lot of care on the interactive exhibits. The zoo is high quality and you can see a variety of... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016

There are 4 museums in one campus and you can easily spend 4+ hours here. There is lot of care on the interactive exhibits. The zoo is high quality and you can see a variety of snakes, reptiles, baboons, big cats. The domestic animal section is a hit with kids. The botany museum is small but reminds you of the... More 

Thank shekchilly09
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Nice zoo Very nice new Islamic garden depending what the Holy Quran says Very good historic museum contains a journey through the time There is also old masjid (mosque) Enough parkings

Thank hatematalla
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Good place for a family to enjoy. Kids farm is the most likely place for my kids as we often visit this place. Only one entrance fee for all, i.e., kids farm, zoo, natural history museum, etc. worth of money. Please check the timings on holiday

Thank Samuel V
Long Island, New York
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 23, 2016

We came across the beautiful desert on our journey to another city. Due to time restraint we werent able to do Desert Safari. However, the kids had so much fun just running up and the down the desert. Since we visited in January of this year, the desert was just the right temperature. The sand was so beautiful to the... More 

Thank Coolmamato4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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254 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Out side the beaten tracks an indoor zoo featuring all the animals from the desert from snakes and scorpiion to birds, cheetahs, hyenas etc. the description are useful it is indoor and cool for the summmer or good when it rains the little snak is great if you stick to indian food, the reste (fried stuff and other burgers look... More 

Thank imardell
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take the kids. Has lots of animals - of all types actually. Kids love it. It closes early around 6 pm. After sunset it would be hard to see the wild animals beyond the glass. Birds, rodents, wolves, snakes, Tigers etc it's all there. Place is well maintained. Kids under 18 are free and adults is for... More 

Thank khaled_altamimi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This museum is great in that it shows the visitor why the UAE and Sharjah is where it is now, why it has oil, where it was millions of years ago and where its going as the tectonic plates move across the world.There are numerous fosils, and rocks that give a graphic and a 'hands on' idea of how and... More 

Thank Nicholas C
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141 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

it is a very good place for kids to see some animals live. there's enough diversified animals to keep kids exited & even adults.

Thank Ahmed R
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194 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We have been in living in Dubai for 8 years and came to know of this place now, it's a place worth going with children. About an hours drive 40-50 Kms from Dubai but worth a visit, take note of the timings from there website, they open on 11 on sat and around noon on Friday other days not sure.... More 

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very nicely presented. Great place to educate the kids. Can spend more than 1 hour in it, and will create a lot of questions by your kiddies

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