Al Qasba


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Distance (From Sharjah): 20 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: At Al Khan Corniche Street

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 20 km from Sharjah International Airport and 15 km from Dubai International Airport, Al Qasba is a commercial entertainment center nestled right in the heart of Sharjah waterfront. It is one of the most popular attractions for families living in the emirate.

Separated from Al Majaz district by Al Khan Corniche Street, Al Qasba offers a perfect package of entertainment and little glitz of Sharjah with some fine dining restaurants, theatres and retail outlets that sparkles the entire area. One of the most famed attractions in Al Qasba, for those with an artistic bent, is the Maraya Art Centre that is located in the middle of the community. It has three levels with state-of-the-art facilities to support people and their artistic passions. This art center boasts a video archive, multi-media facilities, and an art library. The public programs and events are organized by in-house teams. There is also a Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, an acoustic auditorium that hosts cultural concerts and film screenings. Stories featured in the theatre are beautiful adaptations of fairy-tales and a display of dance and music.

Another exquisite feature that sets apart Al Qasba Sharjah from neighboring communities is the plethora of dining options. The restaurants in Al Qasba offer diverse cuisines, from traditional Middle Eastern to Italian delights. A range of cafes and ice cream parlours are also attractive to the residents of nearby communities. Another must-visit attraction in Al Qasba is Farat Qaddouri Music Centre. It not only teaches music to people of all ages but also hosts concerts to display their musical talent.

Al Qasba Plaza is home to a number of attractions for the entire family, making it one of the most beautiful waterfront communities in Sharjah. Families will love the musical fountain, kids' fun zone and indoor soft play center. The musical fountain is held only on Thursdays and Fridays. There are also traditional Arba boat rides, eco-friendly electric water karts, and bikes for hire.

Timings: 4 PM - 12 AM in Summer & 10 AM - 12 AM in Winter, Musical Fountain: 5 PM - 12. 30 AM on Thursday & Friday

Entry: Free, AED. 15 per Adult & AED. 10 per Kid for Abra Ride, AED. 100 for Private Boat Tour, AED. 15 for Kid's Fun Zone