Shees Park Sharjah, the UAE’s second largest emirate, is one of the best and greenest parks in the country. With its wide open spaces, beautiful trees and flowers and clear views of the Arabian Gulf, it’s easy to see why Shees Park attracts so many visitors on weekends and public holidays – particularly families with young children and students from nearby colleges and universities. But Shees Park also offers visitors much more than great scenery – there are play areas for children, picnic spots and sports facilities like basketball courts. It also hosts many events throughout the year.
Shees Park is located on Al Khan Road, which is off FKHSA Street. The easiest way to get there is to drive and park along Al Khan Road itself (do not park at Shees Mall). You’ll be able to spot Shees Park from your car, or you can take a taxi from anywhere in Sharjah. Alternatively, if you are driving, you can also get off at Al Dhiyafa, which will place you about 500 meters away from Shees Park.
The easiest way to get to Shees Park is by car. The directions are: if you’re driving north on Sheikh Zayed Road, take Exit 9 toward University City/Al Ittihad Street. If you’re heading south on Sheikh Zayed Road, take Exit 12 for SZR/SZR-Taweelah Road. Take a left at Al Markhiya Al Khayriya Street and a right at First Al Farabi Street. Then, continue onto Second Al Farabi Street and turn left onto Third Al Farabi Street. After that, turn right onto Fourth Al Farabi Street. Then, make another right onto Fifth Al Farabi Street. Finally, take a left onto Sixth Al Farabi street and then turn right onto Seventh AlFarabia street to reach Shees Park. The park is open from 6am until 10pm daily (closed on Fridays).
Things to do at the park
Bring your own picnic, read a book or take your dog for a walk. The park has a small stream that travels around it and is surrounded by palm trees and green fields. There are several benches to sit on, but also room to play soccer or frisbee. It’s free of charge to enter and walk around Shees Park, so I highly recommend you pay it a visit if you are looking for somewhere new to enjoy nature, away from loud city life.
Visiting during Ramadan
Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims and it’s observed by fasting during daylight hours. Many activities are banned during Ramadan, including eating and drinking, smoking, and having sex. Most restaurants remain closed during daylight hours as well. Bars and nightclubs won’t be open until after sunset. You should avoid driving on highways between sunrise and sunset—the roads will be jammed with people going to mosques or to break their fasts at a family member’s home.
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