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The Natural History Museum and Desert Park is a venue that provides people with a chance to learn about the flora and fauna of the arabian desert, while at the same time having a relaxing and fun time. If people get to know the great variety of plants and animals and the amazing ways in which these have adapted to life in a dry, hot climate, they will start to respect and enjoy these gifts of nature. A childrens farm was opened in May 1997 to provide city children with a chance to have close contact with farm animals. A Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Animal started functioning in February 1998, but this is not open to the general public, because animals need peace and quiet to breed. Towards the end of 1998 the Arabian Wildlife Center will be opened where people can observe and enjoy all the various species of animals that occur on the Arabian peninsula. In accordance with the concept launched by His Highness, the Desert Park with its various departments will be a center for learning and enjoyment for people of all ages, as well as a place where original research can be carried out by the next generation of students.


Address: P.O. Box 2258, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: (971-6) 512999
Fax: (971-6) 368288
Website: http://www.shjmuseum.gov.ae/misc/page1.htm