For a day of adventure and family-friendly activities, head out to Sharjah Desert Park, a 30-minute drive from the hotel. This nature reserve and sanctuary features four main attractions sure to enthrall the whole family. The kids can pet animals in the children’s farm, and also feed goats and experience a ride on a camel. More local wildlife lives in the on-site zoo, a place to observe Arabian animals and birds, such as leopards, hyenas and flamingos. The park is also home to the Sharjah Natural History and Botanical Museum, as well as the Islamic Botanical Garden.