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Sharjah Aquarium

About The Museum

The Sharjah Aquarium first opened its doors on June 6, 2008.

Why visit the Aquarium?

Explore the fascinating hidden world of the deep sea with its amazing creatures. Enjoy a close-up look at the local fish species and learn about Sharjah’s historic coasts and ports.

Explore the astonishing hidden world of the deep sea life

These aquariums shed light on the lively, mysterious and colorful world of the deep sea.

They reflect the diverse marine creatures living in our marine environment. It’s a captivating world revealing an incredible almost (100) species, including the beautiful clownfish, delicate seahorses, moray eels, sea rays and reef sharks. Contemplate the splendour of marine creatures of all sizes along the rocky shore and the coral reefs, and in the lagoons and the mangroves.

Sharjah Aquarium is the first and largest government educational center in the UAE. Covering an area of 6500 m²; it consists of two floors embracing 21 aquariums and filled with 1.8 million liters of water.

Sharjah Aquarium holds a turtle rehabilitation program, where the husbandry team collects and receives sick/injured sea turtles before releasing them back into the sea - their natural habitat - , after being rehabilitated. This highlights the role of Sharjah Aquarium in raising public awareness about the importance of preserving marine ecosystems including their wonderful creatures.

As part of the Sharjah Museums Authority’s social responsibility initiative “Because We Care”, Sharjah Aquarium is organizing an annual marine environment clean-up campaign which aims to raise environmental protection awareness and instill the values of preserving marine attractions. The campaign also aims to spread awareness about the dangers of marine pollution, which can result from the irresponsible behaviour of some individuals.

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Location :
Sharjah Aquarium is located in Al Khan Old area, adjacent to Sharjah Maritime Museum.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 9:00 PM –11:00 PM (The museum will be closed  during the evening shift of the last 10 days of Ramadan)
Friday: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Entry Fees to Sharjah Aquarium & Sharjah Maritime Museum "Joint Ticket"

Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 15.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 25.00AED
Children group (2-12 years) – “6 or more”: 10.00AED each
Adult group (13+ years) – “6 or more”: 15.00AED each
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: 5.00AED each
Government University Trips: Free
Private University Trips: 5.00AED each

Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

The aquarium entry is free during the following days:
  • International Museum Day on 18th of May.
  • Martyr's Day on 1st of December.
  • UAE National Day on 2nd of December. 

The museum is closed during the following days:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).
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