Located in Al Khan Old area Sharjah Aquarium is the very first leading government educational center in the UAE. Explore local fishes and learn about Sharjah’s historic coasts and ports at Sharjah Aquarium.
Covering an area of 6500 m², Sharjah Aquarium consists of two floors equipped with 20 water aquariums, each filled with 1.8 million liters of water, allowing you to get a closer look at the fascinating hidden world of the deep sea with its amazing creatures.
A visit to there will grant you and your family an opportunity to involve in a captivating world featuring more than (150) species, including the beautiful clownfish, delicate seahorses, moray eels, sea rays and reef sharks.
The Sharjah Aquarium made a decision to set up a marine nature reserve in 2009 where protectors and volunteers work hand in hand to protect it, making it a safe habitat for fish to grow and reproduce, and a suitable environment for coral reefs growth.
The need to set up such a marine nature reserve appeared after the global increase in marine pollution, the severity of marine environmental damages caused by harmful behaviors and activities (such as overfishing, oil spill and land reclamation).
The plummeting numbers of fish and coral reefs after destroying their natural habitat and the destruction of many mangrove forests, which are considered one of the most important factors in the conservation of marine environment. Through this marine nature reserve, Sharjah Aquarium seeks to raise awareness about the importance of the marine environment and how to protect it.
Sat to Thurs: 08:00 – 20:00
Fri: 16:00 – 22:00
Timings are subject to change during public holidays and Ramadan. For more information please call the museum.
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12 years): 15 AED
Adults (13+ years): 25 AED
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): 70 AED
Location: Al Meena Street, Al Khan Area, Near Sharjah Maritime Museum, Sharjah – United Arab Emirates.
Phone: +971 6 528 5288