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Sharjah Overview

Sharjah’s family oriented, gracious vibe is rooted in a surprising array of attractions and events from iconic festivals to amazing diverse outdoor landscapes and activities. Explore the golden desert sands, serene seas and ancient mangroves of the emirate while discovering new experiences in the way of food, culture, nature and history around every corner of Sharjah.


Immerse yourself in the city’s famous food scene and encounter rich heritage in the museums, arts area and heritage sites of the vibrant downtown or dive into the emirate’s central region for unique and exciting adventures among majestic mountain ranges and clear blue oceans. Over the years, the emirate has won numerous awards for its dedication to arts, heritage and culture. To name a few; UNESCO’s Cultural Capital of the Arab World 1998, Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014, Capital of Arab Tourism 2015 and UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2019.


Along with the must-do activities in the UAE, like going on a desert safari or taking a dhow cruise, Sharjah hosts several opportunities for adventure, leisure and inspiration. Go shopping in a manner of Arab tradition at a traditional souk with bargain pricing, or go to a bigger Sharjah mall for the best deals and variety.


Explore Emirati culture with art and food in the Heart of Sharjah, or head outdoors to lounge on a Sharjah beach and soak up some sun. For trekking, consider going to an archaeological site like Mleiha and delve into the history of the UAE. Discover coral rock formations and entire underwater ecosystems off the coasts of Sharjah beaches with scuba diving. Or, make the best of Sharjah weather on land with a picnic on the sand, a popular activity in Arab culture.

Culture & Museums

Whether you prefer shopping at a newer souk or an old Arab market, eating Emirati cuisine or street food, contemporary and modern art or Islamic art like Arabic calligraphy, there is an ideal destination waiting for you. Explore for yourself with a walk along the Sharjah corniche. You’ll encounter a Sharjah museum, a stall or landmark like the Al Noor Mosque, that you can’t help but visit.


  • Al Dhaid Camel Race Track
  • Al Noor Mosque
  • Al-Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies
  • Bait Al Naboodah Museum
  • Bait Khalid Bin Ibrahim
  • Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi
  • Cultural Square
  • Emirates Fine Arts Society
  • Emirates Handcraft Centre
  • Islamic Botanical Garden
  • Majlis Al Midfa
  • Sharjah Archaeology Museum
  • Sharjah Calligraphy Museum
  • Sharjah Heritage Museum
  • Sharjah Islamic Museum
  • Sharjah Maritime Museum
  • Sharjah Mosque
  • Souq Al Arsah
  • Souq Al Jubail
  • Souq Al Shanasiyah
  • Souq Saqr

5 Star Selection

  • Al Bait Sharjah
  • Al Badayer Oasis
  • Kingfisher Resort
  • Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah
  • Corniche Hotel Sharjah
  • Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort
  • The Act Hotel