Most parks in the UAE are the same. Well maintained, including a sandy climbing area, maybe a tennis court or outside gym; and almost all with BBQ pits. Sharjah National Park is no different in this regard, but we’re big on getting out for a few hours on the weekend so parks are fine by us.
Sharjah National Park can be found on the same road as Sharjah International Airport, which has neither a tennis court nor a BBQ pit. If you’re driving from Dubai direction your best bet for easy access is the 311 or the 611, 611 if you want zero traffic. There are a few reasons why you might chose this park over say, Zabeel Park, and one of them is the AED2 entrance fee (please don’t quote us on that, it was AED2 the last time we went. It may have changed).
The other reason, if you have younger children, or if you are #AVGeek, is that every so often one of the jets from the airport passes right over the top of you. Now, I know what you’re thinking: ’why would I want to be bothered by that?’ Well, if you’re a three year old boy and an aeroplane passes so close you can almost touch it, you’re going to have a great story to repeat twenty thousand times on the way back home.