Sharjah - 10 Attractions You Must Visit
Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE which represents 3.3 percent of the entire landmass of the United Arab Emirates. It is recognized in 1998 as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO. It is known for its landscapes, seascapes, heritage, culture, art, wildlife, sports, beaches on Arabian Gulf and Oman Gulf, shopping, and family activities.
Types of Attractions in Sharjah
List of Attractions in Sharjah
Al Hisn Fort Museum
Sharjah Fort "Al Hisn" is located on a plaza at the corner of the Heritage District. The fort was originally constructed in 1820 and has served as both a protective facility for the town and as the conventional home of the administering family of Sharjah.
Al Mahatta Museum
Almahatta fort is in the center of Sharjah, built in 1932 as an airport which was the first in the region and then in 2,000 turned into a museum. It showcases the history of flight in the UAE and the region.
Al Majaz Waterfront
Al Majaz Waterfront is the first place of its kind in the area, located in the heart of the city of Sharjah, Al Majaz Waterfront hosts different concerts, events, and festivals, it also has other attractions like the magnificent musical fountain, mini-golf, a children's playground, and good amount of restaurants and cafes.
Al Noor Mosque
Al Noor Mosque is in Sharjah, located on the Khaled lagoon at the Buhaira Corniche. Built on the classical Ottoman style, this mosque is open to the public, including non-Muslims who can visit it and take a tour.
Al Qasba Canal
Al-Qasba Canal is a unique waterfront in Sharjah, with lots of activities such as renting boats and go-cart, and plenty of cafes and restaurants edging the canal.
Big Red Sand Dune
Quad Bike (ATV) Spots
One of the most traveled attractions of Sharjah. A perfect spot for desert sports. The dunes are ideal for sand skiing, 4×4 buggies quad bikes, you can also camp and experience the Bedouin’s life.
Sharjah Aquarium is an educational aquarium. It hosts around 150 species of sea life, including reef sharks and sea rays. It is spread over 2 floors with 20 separate tanks.
Sharjah Art Foundation
The Sharjah Art Foundation is a cultural foundation in the heritage & art area, Al Muriejah Square, it has exhibitions that feature the work of Arab and International artist, also has an appealing list of programs for the young and adults art lovers.
Sharjah Art Museum
Sharjah Art Museum is considered as one of the largest museums in the UAE, located in corniche street. There are 72 galleries spread over three floors, with a focus on works by Arab craftsmen from all through the Arab world.
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a great place to dive into the profound roots of Arab and Islamic culture. Several logical and religious compositions, as well as a collection of Islamic expressions and create work dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries are on display.