Wasit Wetland Centre, Sharjah

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Wasit Wetland Centre is a conservation area in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It preserves an area of a type of wetland (sabkha or salt plain) once common along the western coastal plains of the UAE and consists of a visitor centre with viewing points to both captive and wild birds, as well as extensive areas of dunes, mud flats, salty lagoons and freshwater pools. Located in the northern Sharjah suburb of Wasit, the centre runs along the Sharjah/Ajman border. The centre comprises 86 hectares (210 acres) of protected habitat and has been designated as a Ramsar site since 2019.
The centre, which was opened in 2015 by the ruler of Sharjah, Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, is operated by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority of Sharjah Government and conducts golf-buggy tours around the extensive preservation area, which features a number of hides or observation points. An active educational program is maintained, encouraging visits from local schools. The centre also offers an on-site café, a souvenir store and interactive educational games for children. At the core of the visitor centre is a long, soundproofed gallery which allows visitors to view the birds without disturbing them.
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  • Beautiful place hidden away. Went to see with grandson who loved to see the birds. Its small but well laid out. There were cute little birdys coming up to meet u. The outside tour is stopped bcoz of.....  more »
  • It’s very good place but mostly area was closed. So now we can see only birds and related informations  more »
  • It's a place for a short trip not very far from city limits in Sharjah . Educational trip from schools can be highly recommended. If you are a bird watcher you will be more interested.you can see varieties of birds in both outdoor and indoor areas. A trip in a golf cart will take you around the whole outdoor area with two three bird watching points. Just a one hour trip if you are not a keen bird watcher.
  • Great place to spend a few hours with your kids. It’s easily accessible with plenty of free parking. Entrance charges of 15 aed per adult. There is an large lake around which an electric vehicle takes you for a tour of the wetlands with various birds in their natural environment. There is an indoor area from which you can view them.The birds are well kept and cared for. Small cafeteria for snacks.
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