Adventure andexcitement

Recreational Pursuits

Many who come to Sharjah on business are surprised to learn that one can hike epic mountains, swim from a city beach, dive in the Indian Ocean and kayak through the world’s most northerly mangrove forest, all within our pristine landscape. Spectator sports abound here as well. Horse racing season in Dubai starts in November and leads up to the world’s richest horserace, the Dubai World Cup, in late March. On our west coast, the Sharjah Formula 1 Powerboat Grand Prix happens every December, while on the east, Khorfakkan hosts the challenging Nations Cup every March. Think driving a Formula 1 car across a ploughed field. Families especially will enjoy another uniquely Sharjah event, camel racing which take place in the winter months on Thursday and Friday morning (from 7:00 am, admission is free) near Al Dhaid.

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