Amidst the hustle and bustle of busy Sharjah are some tranquil havens where you can just step away from it all and relax. Here are our top tips for taking some time out in the UAE.
Sharjah is a thriving city, which may appear chaotic at first glance, but delve into the incredible culture on offer here and you will see a completely different side to it. Make sure you also take some time for rest and relaxation in between business meetings or sightseeing.
Laze around on the beach
Al Khan Beach is the first public beach in Sharjah. It is a 600-meter long haven for relaxation with plenty of sun loungers. All you need to do is bring along your favorite book and relax under a parasol. Note there is a fee of 20dhs for entrance and the sunbeds. If you find it hard to sit still, then the beach does also offer plenty of watersports activities to keep everyone entertained.
Take a trip along Buhaira Corniche
Connecting the city skyscrapers to the Black Sea is the beautiful promenade, Buhaira Corniche. It is the perfect place for a stroll among the tranquil palm trees while city life goes on behind you. If your form of relaxation involves jogging or cycling, this is an idyllic place to do just that. Alternatively, enjoy the waterfront views and beautiful sunsets as you picnic on the lawns.
Chill out at O2 spa
“Harmonise your mind, body and soul”. That is the philosophy of O2 Spa, your in-house spa at Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah. Unwind from a day of business or sightseeing and pamper yourself with age-old therapies and modern treatments. From massage and skin care to full spa packages, let the experts rejuvenate your body in a tranquil setting.
Explore pre-historic gardens
From Jurassic plants to lilies, over 600 species of plants, shrubs and trees are on display at this botanical museum in the heart of the desert. Step back in history in the pre-historic garden with an amazing collection of ancient species. Combined with the natural history museum, follow interactive displays through desert and marine ecosystems and let yourself relax in the beautiful surroundings.
Lounge around your own private pool
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If you feel like doing very little, you don’t even have to leave your hotel. At Radisson Blu, we have everything you need under one roof. Bathe in our private pool, work out in the gym or unwind with a game of tennis. When you are done with that, lounge on a sunbed and soak up the warm Black Sea air on the sandy beach by the lagoon. Follow these top tips and your experience in Sharjah is guaranteed to be a relaxing one.
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