Famed for its wealth of well-preserved historic landmarks, Sharjah is acknowledged as the cultural capital of the UAE. Just a 30-minute away from Dubai’s glamorous sights, Sharjah casts the country’s quaint charm and traditions in a refreshing light. You’ll be delighted to know that the place was chosen as the Arab Capital of Culture by UNESCO in 1998. So don’t miss our comprehensive tour of Sharjah which lets you glimpse into the region’s most celebrated cultural treasures.
As you leave Dubai and enter Sharjah, be prepared to take in some of its classic souks, astonishing heritage sites, and insightful museums. Pass through the beautiful Sharjah Corniche and make a stop at the sprawling King Faisal Mosque, which is the biggest of its kind in the emirate. With seven unique galleries, a visit to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization gives you an authentic insight into almost everything pertaining to the Islamic art, culture, religious faith, and more. You’ll further get to discover Sharjah’s main shopping landmark with a visit to Souk Al Markazi. Also known as the Blue Souk, here you can pick some incredibly unique jewelry pieces, handicraft items, carpets etc.
Continue to the ever-effervescent Qanat Al Qasba, featuring a one-kilometer canal, along with attractions like a huge Ferris Wheel (Eye of the Emirates). Also, check out the bustling Fish Market and enjoy a drive through Sharjah Cultural Square with a breathtaking sculpture of Holy Quran, before your unforgettable cultural getaway ends with a return transfer to your Dubai location.
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Qanat Al Qasba: One of the most vibrant areas of Sharjah, with Maraya Art Centre and Eye of the Emirate as its focal points
Sharjah Cornice: A panoramic spot lined with numerous upscale residential and commercial buildings
King Faisal Mosque: Sprawling over an area of about 12,000 square meters, this is the emirate’s largest mosque
Central Souk / Blue Souk: Situated adjacent to Khalid Lagoon, the Blue Souk is Sharjah’s the main shopping hub, with more than 500 shopping selling a wide assortment of items, from antiques, jewelry and curios to clothing, cosmetics and rugs
Fish Market: This is a well-organized and clean market where you can find a wide range of fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, fish
Islamic Art Museum: On display here are an interesting array of arts and artifacts that provide a clear interpretation on more than 1400 years of Islamic art and faith