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Sharjah Aquarium and Sharjah Maritime Museum

Updated on 06.06.2018

The Sharjah Aquarium and the Maritime Museum are located in the same place and can be visited as a result. The aquarium offers a pleasant walk with an impressive pond where you can see sharks evolve on the surface of the water. A fish restaurant offers a nice view of the Khan Lagoon. Find in this article all the information to prepare your visit: advice, tips, schedules, prices, access map and location, detailed site map, hotels nearby.

Light boat presented at Sharjah Maritime Museum, United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

The aquarium of Sharjah

The Sharjah Aquarium is typical of the genre with more than 150 species presented, including manta rays and sharks on the surface of the water near visitors.

Admission costs 25AED per adult and 15AED per child up to 12 years old. Children under 2 years old do not pay. There is a family formula at 70AED for two adults and their children (up to 3 children). The site is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm, except Fridays with an opening time at 4pm. The aquarium is closed on Sundays. Count an hour or so for the visit.

The Sharjah Maritime Museum

This museum traces the evolution of ships used in the region, from the small light craft to the imposing dhows still in operation today. The opportunity to understand the maritime trade routes borrowed by Arab traders, and their relationship with the winds.

Admission costs 10AED per adult and 5AED per child up to 12 years old. Children under 2 years old do not pay. There is a family formula at 25AED for two adults and their children (up to 3 children). The site is open every day from 8am to 8pm except Friday with an opening time at 4pm. Unlike the aquarium, this museum is open on Sundays. The museum with only one large exhibition hall can be visited in 20 to 30 minutes.

Interior view of the Sharjah Maritime Museum ©Odyfolio

Useful information

To note behind the aquarium lagoon side, a fish restaurant with a beautiful terrace with views. There are combined aquarium-maritime museum tickets.

Location and access map

Location of Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed map with location of Sharjah Aquarium and Sharjah Maritime Museum ©OpenStreetMap contributors