A visit at Sharjah Aquarium allows visitors to explore the mesmerizing hidden world of the deep sea with its incredible creatures. Get a closer look at the local fishes and learn about Sharjah’s historic seashores and ports.
Sharjah Aquarium is located in Al Khan Old area; it is the very first leading government educational center in the UAE. It covers an area of 6500 m² and consists of of two floors prepared with 20 water aquariums, each filled with approximately 1.8 million liters of water. The Sharjah Aquarium first opened its doors on June 16, 2008.
Explore the amazing concealed world of the deep sea life, these aquariums share history related to the sprightly, enigmatic and colourful world of the deep sea. They reproduce the assorted marine creatures living in marine environment. It’s a captivating world of more than (150) species that are living together. These containing the beautiful clownfish, delicate seahorses, moray eels, sea rays and reef sharks.
Consider the magnificence of marine creatures of all sizes in the rocky shores, coral reefs, lagoons and even mangroves. Sharjah Aquarium is the first and leading government educational center in UAE. Covering an area of 6500 m², it contains of two floors prepared with 20 aquariums, filled with 1.8 million liters of water.
The Sharjah Aquarium made a decision to set up a marine nature reserve in 2009 where protectors and volunteers ensure measures to protect it. They offer a safe environment for fish to live and reproduce, and a suitable environment for coral reefs growth.
The urgent requirement to set up such a marine nature reserve seemed crucial after the global increase in marine pollution, the severity of marine environmental damages produced by harmful actions and activities increased (such as over-fishing, 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 are considered one of the most important factors in the conservation of marine environment.
Through this marine nature reserve, Sharjah Aquarium is already raising awareness about the importance of the marine environment and ways 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
Al Meena Street, Al Khan Area
Near Sharjah Maritime Museum
Sharjah – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 6 528 5288
Photo courtesy: www.sharjahmuseums.ae
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