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Top outdoor activities in Sharjah

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The deserts, coastlines, and peaks of Sharjah are a sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a diverse selection of activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Have you booked your indigo flight ticket yet? Check. Have you packed your luggage? Please double-check. But have you saved room for your favorite pair of walking shoes? You’re going to really need them. Your days will be filled with exploration because of the abundance of incredible experiences and attractions accessible here.

Hiking and mountain biking

Hiking is best done in Sharjah’s Wadi Lasal. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the UAE. Hikers may expect a thrilling three-hour excursion through the trek at Wadi Lasal thanks to the winding pathways that span for almost 6 kilometers. Wadi Lasal is a great spot to explore in Sharjah, especially for bikers who camp in the region. Mountain bikers come to the area in large numbers to discover the unknown routes.


Kayaking is one of the sports that takes advantage of Sharjah’s favorable climate. And, as one of Sharjah’s most prominent water activities for both friends and family, you’re sure to find the ideal spot to go kayaking.

The most popular kayaking destination that you have to visit on the west coast is Al Khan. On the other hand, the Khor Kalba mangroves and Khorfakkan Beach are the ones that you need to see on the east shore. Khorfakkan is also one of Sharjah’s most famous tourist destinations for adventurous activities. If you want to see more wildlife, one of the things to do in Sharjah should be canoeing through protected areas.

Dune driving 

At Fossil Rock you can go for dune driving and camping. These massive ruby red dunes are also known as ‘Big Red.’  What do you say about renting a four-wheel-drive vehicle? You can do that from the abundance of car rental agencies. It’s required that you have some desert driving experience but it’s always advisable to travel with at least one other vehicle.

Additionally, many travel companies provide desert safaris and overnight camping. You can enjoy tons of other activities like camel riding, falconry, henna painting. Belly dances are also frequently included in the trips, which are then followed by an Arabic feast beneath the stars. Doesn’t it sound truly majestic?

Sand skiing

The emirate’s dunes are ideal for adrenaline junkies, and thrilling activities such as sand skiing and boarding can be organized with ease.

The steep hills of ‘Big Red,’ located about an hour southeast of Sharjah, are not only great for sand recreation but also wonderfully attractive, with red-hued peaks and valleys that resemble huge waves.

Booking with a tour organization is the greatest way to spend a few hours shredding the sand.’ Sand skiing or boarding is available as a stand-alone sport or as part of a desert safari with many providers.

Scuba diving and snorkeling

If you want to enjoy some scuba diving, you’ve come to the right place. In Sharjah, the tranquil and turquoise waters of Al Khorfakkan are suitable for scuba diving and snorkeling. Did you know that Shark Island is one of the most popular diving locations near Khorfakkan? The best snorkeling spots in Sharjah are Anemone Gardens, Coral Gardens, and Martini Rock.

The clear water makes scuba diving in these regions a memorable and exhilarating experience for everyone. Diving trips, PADI courses, and guided scuba diving tours are all available at Sharjah’s dive centers, which have highly trained professional divers on staff.

As you all know Sharjah is the UAE’s third-largest emirate and the country’s cultural and historical center. Sharjah, on the other hand, proved to be home to some of the best desert safaris and adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities in the UAE. I hope that this article has helped you to plan your adventures on your next trip there and experience this country in a completely different way.