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
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
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 shore.
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.