The Ultimate Guide of Sharjah Safari Park of the UAE

The Ultimate Guide of Sharjah Safari Park of the UAE

The UAE may be a popular tourist destination for its innovative architecture, lavish lifestyle, desert safaris, etc. But did you know that you could go on a wildlife safari in the Sharjah Safari Park in UAE, too?

Claimed to be the largest safari in the world, the newly constructed Sharjah Safari Park is not only the wild paradise of exotic flora and fauna but a cornucopia of rich African landscapes. From rare black rhinos to glorious flamingos, the safari park can become the next best place you can explore on your trip to the UAE.

So, without further ado, let’s get to know about the wondrous Sharjah Desert Safari along with its ticket prices, timings and more.

All About Sharjah Safari Park

Sharjah Safari Park with lion

Sharjah Safari is the world’s largest safari outside Africa, where you can catch glimpses of the various colors and flavours of the African Safari. This place is home to more than 120 species and 15,000 animals and birds. 

Sharjah Safari includes some rare species like crocodiles, gazelles, lions, and elephants. It is even the home of black rhinos and a female southern white rhino born at the park. Some other exotic species present in the safari park include the Aldabra Giant Tortoise, flamingos, etc.

Sharjah Safari Park with rhinoceros

Apart from wildlife, in the Sharjah Safari, you can also see a variety of over 1000 native and African plants and trees. Spread across 8,000 hectares, it took around seven years to build the Safari Park and cost about AED 1 billion.

Along with animals and plants, Sharjah Safari comprises diverse landscapes and a natural lake, surrounded by various cafes, restaurants, a conference hall, and tents. 

Regions on the Sharjah Safari Park

Deer Animals in Sharjah safari park

The park has around 12 environmental areas. Each one depicts a different African location educating visitors of the native life of various animals residing in it. Highlights of the different areas of Sharjah Safari are as follows:

  • Right after the entrance comes Baobab Avenue, where visitors, on their walking tour, witness a wide array of beautiful African birds.
  • The second stop is the Zanzibar Village, where visitors enjoy delicious foods and beverages in the multiple cafes surrounding a placid lake.
  • The second major region of Sharjah Safari is the Sahel. Visitors get the true essence of a wildlife safari in the Sahel, a sprawling area of grassland, desert, and diverse fauna. This region of the Sharjah Desert Safari looks like a combination of the Sahara and Savanna Desert. 
  • The third zone, Savannah, is only accessible by vehicles and the grand abode of a plethora of species, like the Dorcas Gazelle and Scimitar Oryx.
  • The next region is Serengeti. This is the area where the thrill begins. Lions and massive crocodiles reside in this zone of the park amidst the tall grass and marshy landscapes.
  • Moremi Village is the last region in Sharjah Safari Park. It is home to blissful canyons and wild valleys of Southwest Africa and comprises trees that are more than 250 years old.

Sharjah Safari Park Ticket Price

Sharjah safari park overview

Bronze, silver and gold are the three types of tickets available for the Sharjah Desert Safari tour. All these tickets offer different facilities. Let’s get to know all the details about the various Sharjah Safari Park ticket prices below. 

  • Bronze Ticket

The bronze ticket gives you access to a walking tour of the African zone. It costs around AED 15 for kids from 3 to 12-year-old and AED 40 for people aged 13 and above.

  • Silver Ticket

The silver ticket offers you a reserved seat on a bus that will take you around the park. It will cost AED 50 for kids from 3 to 12-year-old and AED 120 for people aged 13 and above. With the silver ticket, you will have access to all the regions on the Sharjah Safari except Serengeti.

  • Gold Ticket

The gold ticket is the most premium ticket of the Sharjah Desert Safari. The gold ticket gives you access to a luxury vehicle with a guide. It will take you around all the regions, including Serengeti and costs AED 120 for kids from 3 to 12-year-old and AED 275 for people aged 13 and above.

Giraffe Animals in Sharjah safari park

Sharjah Safari Park Timing

You can visit Sharjah Desert Safari any day as it is open seven days a week, between 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. Visitors with gold and silver tickets can enter anytime before 2:00 pm, while visitors with a bronze ticket can access the park before 4:00 pm.

Summing Up

The entire UAE is a travel hotspot. From majestic infrastructure to scenic natural habitats, the country has everything covered. The Sharjah Safari Park is a proud addition to the list giving all its visitors a peek into the rich wildlife. You can visit this place with your loved ones if you are eager to see some of the rarest and most elegant species in the world. Plan well and make sure you have plenty of time at hand as this place has a lot to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Sharjah Safari park officially open?

Yes, the most awaited Sharjah Safari park was officially inaugurated on 17 February 2022 and started welcoming visitors.

Where is Sharjah Safari Park located?

Sharjah Safari Park is located in Al Bridi Natural Reserve. The park is about 50 km far from the city of Sharjah.

What does Sharjah Safari offer?

Sharjah Safari Park is home to diverse animals and species. Over 120 species of animals reside in the park.

What is the best time to visit Sharjah Safari Park?

October to April is considered best for visiting Sharjah Safari Park as during these months the weather is the most pleasant. However, the hot and humid summers are not ideal for visiting the park.

What is the purpose of Sharjah Safari Park?

Sharjah Safari Park offers the best suitable natural environment for the animals. Getting rid of the zoo culture where animals are treated as prisoners, the safari park is larger than a zoo and smaller than a game reserve. In 2018, Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi issued an edict to prohibit any hunting activity that would pose damage or degenerate wildlife.

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