Arabian Wildlife Center

Weather :

Timings :
Closed on Tuesdays
Saturday to Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday - 11:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Friday - 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Entry Fee :
Adults: AED 15
Children (12 to 16 years): AED 5
Children up to 12 years have free entry.

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Arabian Wildlife Center, Sharjah Overview

Arabian Wildlife Center is located at Al Dhaid Road which is approximately 26 kilometres from the city centre after the Sharjah International Airport at Interchange #9. Opened in September 1999, it is known to be the only zoo in Arabia which has around 100 species of animals found in the Arabian Peninsula. Besides this, the Center also promotes awareness about the peninsula fauna, which is becoming extinct.

The Wildlife Center also has a Children’s farm, a Museum, and a Botanical Garden. Children’s farm lets children get close to pet animals. You can feed hay to the goats or watch ducks pedalling in the pool. The other attractions include a bird aviary set, a fish tank, and also a nocturnal house.

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Attractions at the Arabian Wildlife Center

  • Reptile and Insect House: You will find several Arabian snakes and reptiles like venomous vipers, adders, monitor lizards, and chameleons. Besides this, there are insects like camel spiders and scorpions as well.
  • Bird Aviary: Birds like Houbara Bustard, Flamingos, Indian Roller Birds, Rock Hyrax, and several songbirds are found in the aviary set in a Wadi and Desert environment.
  • Fish Tank and Cats: The tank primarily consists of the blind cavefish of Oman. Despite being born with eyes, these fishes do not develop because of their naturally dark habitat. You will find them like a pinprick on the adult fish. Besides this, you will also find Caracal, Wildcat, and the shy Sand Cat to the side of the aviary.
  • Nocturnal House: This is an exciting space in the Wildlife Center. Here, night has been turned into a day to display three species of porcupines, fox, mongoose, hedgehogs, and twelve rodent species.
  • The last attraction includes an encounter with Baboons, Hyenas, Wolves, Cheetah, and the Arabian Leopard.

How To Reach Arabian Wildlife Center

The easiest way to get to Arabian Wildlife Center is to get a bus which goes to Al Dhaid Road route. The nearest bus line to the Center is E700.

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