What better outdoor entertainment can
you find here all year around, at close
proximity and at no expense! Whether to
swim in the clear waters on either coast
or to spend a few hours beach combing
and building sand castles, everyone comes
away relaxed. The sun can be deceptively
strong, so hats, sun cream and UV protection
suits are a must at any time of the year.
Dogs are not allowed on many 'in town'
beaches so if you have a family pet watch
out for signs prohibiting their access.
due to the beach configuration and man
made breakwaters, eddies and undercurrents
do occur. The only advice is to go with
the flow, don't fight it, as the currents
are very localized. There is very little
sea life that will harm you on the Arabian
Gulf coast but look out for colored jelly
fish at certain times of the year (September/October
in particular) and the odd ray which basks
in the shallow waters. Stamp your feet
as you walk into the sea and most rays
will glide away out to sea. On the East
coast, one should take more care, as in
addition to the jelly fish and rays, camouflaged
Stone Fish plus sea urchins occur in the
rocky waters and Cone Shells (look for
the diamond shaped pattern) in the Musandam
area, all of which can cause serious problems.
Dress restrictions do apply on the Sharjah
beaches and ladies should be suitable
of the beaches are
middle lagoon between Sharjah and Dubai
has no boat or jet ski restrictions so
it is popular with both water and jet
skiers. Mornings tend to be quiet and
relaxing and the afternoons are active.
The beach may be littered by the sea is
generally clean and refreshing and the
dress code more relaxed.
Khan beach stretches from the old village
of Al Khan to Layyeh power station. The
beach between Lou'Lou'a hotel and the
power station has been fenced off with
no access for vehicles so you have to
carry your gear to this safe, gently shelving
sandy palm lined corniche beach runs from
the Sharjah Women's Club all the way to
Coral Beach Hotel. Parking is available
alongside the beach and dress restrictions
do apply here. Currents can occur and
the beaches carry warnings to this effect.
from the road to Ras Al Khaimah by Hamriyah
Free Zone, this protected lagoon is frequented
by jet and water skiers and windsurfers.
Oceanic Hotel's beach is really the only
beach in the town and the hotel charges
to use its facilities. Along the coast
there are many beautiful rocky outcrops
with sandy beaches to stop off for a quick
dip or spend the day and have a barbecue.
Camp sites are also readily available.