Explore the wonders of Buhais Geology Park
A new geology park has opened in the desert 30 miles south-east of the city of Sharjah to resemble fossilized sea urchins.
Explore the geological heritage area through five interconnected pods inspired by the prehistoric treasures of the Arabian desert. The pods house a sequence of exhibition spaces exploring the area’s geological heritage, as well as an immersive theatre, a café with panoramic views of the dramatic Jebel Buhais range towering behind the center, a gift shop, and other visitor facilities.
Buhais Geology Park is located on the former seabed of Al Madam Plain, a region of exceptional prehistoric and geological significance. The site features an abundance of marine fossils from over 65m years ago, spectacular mountain ranges, and ancient burial sites from the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages.
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The center uses interactive displays to explore Sharjah’s mountains, dunes, and the Arabian Gulf’s rich tectonic history over time. It examines the disappearance of an earlier ocean and the creation of the limestone mountain ranges of Jebel Buhais.
Visitors and researchers will be allowed to examine local rocks and fossils. Explore the mountain range, and it incorporates viewing areas, a classroom shaded by a canopy, and raised walkways across various geological sites, unusual rock formations, and ancient burial grounds in the outdoor trail linking the pods.
Understand how the landscapes formed by tectonic activities and how the Earth has changed over time in this exciting new facility. The Buhais Geology Park Interpretive Centre is open on Sundays to Thursdays from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm, on Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 11:00 am - 7:30 pm, and the park close on Tuesdays.