Top 7 Parks In Sharjah


 Sharjah is the industrial and commercial hub of the UAE, with hectic schedules for working professionals. This makes a weekly outing to recreational spots quite necessary to release the stress of daily workload. Also, spending some quality time with friends and family is extremely important, and therefore, visiting parks is a great option for both.

The Cultural Capital of UAE has several parks for leisure and family picnics, where one can spend time in the open, away from the busy life. The city is also known as the Park City, for having over 50 parks in the residential areas, with four big ones in the public areas. If you’re looking for some cool parks in the city, here are the top seven of them:

 1. Al Ittehad Square Park

If you’re a jogger, walker or like doing yoga, this is the place to be. The Al Ittehad Square Park is a great place for health freaks, which also has many attractions like fountains, ponds, and a big play area for children. The recreational park is spread across 2.5kms, and also has a big supermarket and a healthy eatery.

Spending an evening at the Al Ittehad Square Park will lit up your mood and refreshes your mind. Especially, the views from the surrounding of the King Faisal Mosque looks beautiful in colourful lighting. Moreover, the park is open 24×7, so you don’t need to rush things.

Entry fee: Free

Location: Zahra Rd King Abdul Aziz St Junction, Sharjah

Timings: 24 hours open

 2. Al Safya Park

Al Safya Park in Sharjah is exclusively reserved for families. With beautiful stretches of green grass and hundreds of palm trees, the park is a perfect place for a weekend family outing, especial for those having kids below 12 years of age. The park house a kids play area, and also an exercise area for men.

The Al Safya Park is situated on the Southern seashore of the Persian Gulf. So, you can sit by the sea, witness big waves crashing at the shore. The park also has a big football field and a basketball court.

Entry fee: Free

Location: Al Majaz Area, Sharjah

Timings: 8am – 10.30pm

3. Rolla Square Park

The Rolla square is probably the oldest park in the UAE, dating all the way back to the 1800s. The first banyan tree in UAE was planted in Rolla in the 18th Century. Though being over two centuries old, the Rolla park was opened to public only in 2012.

The park, famous for its historic importance, has fountains and lagoons which make it a favourite for kids and adults alike. The Rolla Square Park is one of the cleanest, has a kids play area, a jogging track, and is has a large number of big banyan trees.

Entry fee: AED 2 per person

Location: Rolla, Sharjah

Timings: 8am – 10pm

 4. Sharjah National Park

The Sharjah National Park is the largest park in the Emirate, spread across a whopping 630,000 square feet. The park has several jogging tracks, with a big size open gym and physical training area. It is a perfect picnic spot with family and friends, and also has places to have a mouth-watering barbecue session.

The park is particularly favourable for kids, at it packs water slides for the lagoon, and a big play area. There’s a miniature of the city, with models of all the prominent architecture of Sharjah.

Entry fee: AED 6 for adults, free for kids below 5 years

Location: Al Dhaid Road, Sharjah

Timings: 8am – 10pm

 5. Al Darari Park

The Al Darari Park is Sharjah among the most calm, less populated and relaxed parks in the Emirate. It is absolutely apt for an evening walk and having leisure with family. With large open spaces beautifully decorated by date palm trees, the park is also a great place for family reunions.

Though not as popular as other, the Al Darari Park still offers everything, right from play area for children, to reserved spaces for sports like football, and basketball. There are a few restaurants and cafés around the park, which offer delicious food and beverages.

Entry fee: Free

Location: Al Darrare, Sharjah

Timings: 4.30pm – 9pm

 6. Al Majaz Park

The Al Majaz Park is one of the most beautiful public parks in the UAE, spread across 231,000 square feet. The park has several recreational activities for visitors of all ages, which make it a crowd favourite. The park is a sort of symbol of the cultural heritage of the city, especially due to the marvellously architected Al Taqwa Mosque.

The Al Majaz Waterfront, the extension of the park, is soothing to the eye. It also has a mini golf course, and awesome dancing fountains. The park gets even more decorated and appealing during the various concerts and other festivals organized throughout the year.

Entry fee: Free

Location: Croniche St, Sharjah

Timings: 24 hours open

 7. Al Talah Park

Quiet, refreshing, calm, and soothing – the words to define the Al Talah Park in Sharjah. There’s nothing fancy about it, yet it’s simplicity makes it one of the best in the Emirate. Though not as big its counterparts, the park is a perfect place to have warm get-togethers with family and friends on weekends.

The park is good enough for having small group activities, and though maintaining the decorum is highly stressed upon. So if you have any friends or family members, who play guitar or a rubab well, ask them to play here while you sing in groups.

Entry fee: Free

Location: Al Talah Area, Sharjah

Timings: 4pm – 10pm