Visit Sharjah

Visit Sharjah

The 3rd largest emirate in UAE and a calm, quiet, and peaceful place, Sharjah is for tourists who want to experience the true essence of Arabian culture. Sharjah is known as the “Cultural Capital of the Arab world”. The city has preserved its Arabic roots while growing into a metropolis from a humble fishing village. Visit Sharjah, which is popular for its beautiful mosques and the traditional essence of charming neighbourhoods. Sharjah is just 30 minutes away from the emirate of Dubai so if you are on a trip to Dubai and want to elongate your itinerary, just rent a car and go for Sharjah.

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Places to visit in Sharjah.

There are many interesting places to visit in Sharjah. Some will excite your mood while others will bring you peace. Be it the city or nearby area, Sharjah has a lot in store to amuse its visitors. One such attraction is the Al Rafisah Dam in Khorfakkan. Let us have a look at some popular Sharjah tourist places.

1. Al Noor Island:

Are you a fan of the “butterflies in the tummy” feeling? You get a similar feeling here on Al Noor Island as there are hundreds of tropical butterflies fluttering around the place. The place also serves educational purposes as children learn about the lifecycle of butterflies. The place has calm and soothing vibes where you can relax and be at peace. 

Here are the highlights of the Al Noor Island:

    • An Enchanting Butterfly House
    • Relaxing Literature Pavilion
    • Walk through the landscaped gardens
    • Contemporary sculptures and light installations
    • Al Noor Cafe

2. Al Noor Mosque:

Out of over 600 mosques in Sharjah, Al Noor is the most famous mosque. The mosque opens for the general public on Mondays and private visits can be arranged anytime except Fridays and Saturdays. The mosque lit up beautifully during the Sharjah Light Festival. So, let’s book a tour and visit Sharjah to make your vacations amazing. 

3. Al Qasba:

Find yourself in Venice when you visit Al Qasba. This location is complete with pedestrian bridges, shops, terraces, and a Ferris wheel in the background. Al Qasba is a canal connecting the two waterfronts of Sharjah. Following the channel are shopping outlets and kids’ play areas as well. There are boating activities available at the canal to enjoy the scenic beauty of Sharjah.

4. Kalba Mangrove Reserve:

This is a biosphere reserve developed to conserve the endangered species of white collared kingfisher birds endemic to this area. This is the perfect destination for people who wish to reconnect with nature on their trip. Explore the flora and fauna of mangroves. Also, this place is famous for birdwatching. Moreover, when looking for other places to visit in Sharjah, consider this one first. 

5. Mleiha Desert:

Discover the deserts of Sharjah, beautiful landscapes, and archaeological sites in action. Mleiha offers lots of educational and recreational opportunities to make your trip worthwhile. 

6. Shopping sites in Sharjah:

There are many places to visit during your Sharjah City Tour where you can go around street shopping. Most important of them all are:

    • Souk Al Arsa
    • Souk Al Shinasiya

Souk Al Arsa is the oldest souk in the whole of UAE. Similarly, Souk Al Shinasiya ages old and keeps the same charm through time.

7. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah is predominantly an Islamic city. The people of Sharjah have preserved their Islamic cultural roots strongly here. The museum contains more than 5000 Islamic artefacts like coins, carvings, calligraphy, ceramics, and scientific instruments. The museum aims at spreading the significance of Islam by collecting and displaying the special and rare things from the Islamic world.

Generally, Sharjah tourism is humble and progressive. However considering the Islamic values of Sharjah, it is inappropriate to dress contradictory to the guidelines or consume alcohol as Sharjah is a 100% dry area. None of the restaurants or cafes serve alcohol here in Sharjah. 

Come to Sharjah for peace of mind. Visit Sharjah tourist places to take a break from your busy life. Stay in Sharjah to get in touch with the tranquillity of nature!


Q. What is the best time to visit Sharjah tourist places?

The best time to visit Sharjah tourist places is during winter same as the rest of UAE. Especially, during the light festival in February, various places in Sharjah light up and offer celebratory views and firecrackers. Also, to know the best places to visit in Sharjah, it’s advisable to deal with the experts of Travel Saga Tourism. 

Q. What is the condition of the transportation system in Sharjah?

Public transport like buses and taxis are easily accessible in Sharjah. You can also book our transportation services to go sightseeing anywhere in the UAE with ease.

Q. Can we consume alcoholic beverages in Sharjah?

No, Sharjah is a completely dry area and it doesn’t even serve alcohol at restaurants and cafes. 

Q. Is Sharjah a family-friendly location? 

Sharjah is of course a family friendly destination. Several tourist spots offer family oriented activities such as the Sharjah Aquarium, Al Montazah Parks, and Al Majaz Waterfront.

Q. Are there any cultural rules or dress codes for visitors in Sharjah?

Sharjah is predominantly an Islamic emirate. Thus, it has cultural norms regarding modest dress, appropriate behaviour in public places, and respect for local customs and traditions.

Q. What are the transportation options in Sharjah?

Sharjah has taxis, buses, and rental cars. You can opt for private transportation from Travel Saga to enjoy the convenience of time and comfort.

Q. What cuisines are popular in Sharjah?

Traditional Emirati dishes like Machboos and Harees are quite popular. Apart from that, many local and international cuisines are available at different restaurants and cafes in Sharjah.

Q. What is the famous place in Sharjah?

Some of the famous places in Sharhaj are the Sharjah Desert Park, Al Qasba, Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, and Al Majaz Waterfront. Other than these, you can also enjoy the Sharjah National Park, Al Noor Island, Arabian Wildlife Centre and the Blue Souk.

Q. Why is Sharjah famous?

Sharjah is well known as the cultural capital and is also an industrial hub and education hotspot of the UAE. These are some of the important reasons for Sharjah’s popularity. In recent times, Sharjah also gained popularity for its sustainability initiatives and world class R & D.

Q. Is Sharjah good for tourists?

Sharjah is a cultural capital of the Arab world recognised by UNESCO. Because of its peace and hospitality, it is a great tourist destination. It is also a great destination for shopping.

Q. Where do most Indians live in Sharjah?

Most families prefer living in the Al Nahda residential area. It has the best features, and educational facilities and has a nursery, schools and all necessary amenities. So, most Indian families prefer staying at this location in Sharjah

Q. How many days are enough for Sharjah?

A total of 2 days is enough to explore most of Sharjah. You can explore beaches, and the desert and go sightseeing in two days.

Q. Is shopping in Sharjah cheaper than in Dubai?

Yes, shopping in Sharjah is comparatively cheaper than in Dubai because of its low cost of living.



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