Saqr Park, located just outside of bustling Ras Al Khaimah, is a sprawling natural oasis full of outdoor activities, relaxing time, and historical landmarks. With its location so close to the city, it has become a popular destination for local and international tourists alike. For those looking for vibrant nightlife and entertainment, there is plenty to enjoy. But, Saqr Park also possesses a wealth of natural beauty, flora, and cultural heritage that visitors of all kinds can appreciate and explore.
The park, which was originally established in the late 19th century, is a spectacular, sprawling expanse of untouched nature. Spanning more than 500 hectares, it’s a paradise for nature lovers who seek tranquility and peace. With the surrounding landscape made up of the Hajar Mountains, Saqr Park’s views are truly stunning and will give you the essence of paradise. On the outskirts of the park, there is a typical Bedouin camp, assuring visitors of a traditional stay should they choose to stay and explore.
The park is alive with a wide variety of flora and fauna as well. Birdwatchers will revel in the variety of species that have made the park their home, including the Ruppell's vulture, which has made its nest in the mountains. Saqr Park also has a diverse selection of mammal and reptile species. Visitors can explore the region’s wetlands and swamps, uncovering the many rare species that reside there.
Historically, Saqr Park is a great source of cultural and archaeological knowledge, which has attracted historic lovers over the years. The park is named and dedicated to the legendary Bedouin warrior Saqr bin Ghubash Al Qasimi and many of the artifacts found within the park date back to the 10th century. Visitors interested in learning more about the interactions between the ancient and contemporary world can visit some of the archaeological sites located within the park.
Of course, there are plenty of activities for those simply looking to have some outdoor fun with relaxing time. Without a doubt, hiking is one of the park’s most popular activities – and for good reason. With trails that cover the breadth of the park, exploring Saqr Park on foot is a uniquely freeing experience for the entire family. Guided tours and trekking packages are available for those seeking an organized adventure, families, friends, or visitors can go off-road and explore the nooks and crannies of the park on their own.
A: The park timings are from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM from Saturday to Thursday. On Friday it is open from 7:30 am to 12:00 am.
A: The park offers a wide range of facilities including children's play area, picnic areas, barbecue areas, basketball and tennis courts, a lake with pedal boats, and a mini zoo.
A: Yes, there is an entrance fee for Saqr Park starting from 10 AED.
A: Yes, visitors are allowed to bring their own food and drinks to the park. However, there are also food stalls and restaurants available inside the park.
Airport Road, Near E18 intersection - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates