#1 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 1 km from the Sharjah Art Museum, 15 km from Sharjah International Airport and 29 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a museum is located on the shore of the Sharjah Creek. It is one of the popular museums in UAE and among the must include places in Sharjah Tour Packages.
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was first opened as the Islamic Museum in the Heritage Area in 1996. Later, its extensive collections were moved to the impressive building of the traditional Souq Al Majarrah, as directed by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi. The new Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization was opened to the public on 6th June 2008. The museum is a good place to dive into the deep roots of Arab and Islamic culture. A huge number of scientific and religious manuscripts are on display that speaks volumes about the cultural depth of Sharjah. The museum itself is an architectural masterpiece with golden yellow .....
#2 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 17 km from Sharjah International Airport and 17 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Art Museum is an art museum in the city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest art museum in the United Arab Emirates and among the top places to visit in Sharjah during your Dubai Trip.
Initially, the Sharjah Art Museum was opened in 1995 in the splendid 19th century Bait Al Serkal mansion in Al Shuwaihean Area of Sharjah. Two years later, a new building was established for the museum under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah. It was inaugurated on 9th April 1997 during the 3rd Sharjah Biennial, as the first dedicated art museum in the Gulf. Its opening was perhaps one of the catalysts behind the city being named as the UNESCO Cultural Capital of the Arab world in 1998, the first Gulf Arab city to achieve such a distinction. The second dedicated art museum in the .....
#3 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 6 km from Sharjah International Airport and 24 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Classic Cars Museum is a vintage car museum located on Airport Road between the 4th and 5th intersections. Situated next to Sharjah International Airport and opposite Sharjah Discovery Centre, it is one of the popular vintage car museums in the UAE and among the top places to visit in Sharjah.
The Sharjah Classic Car Museum first opened to the public in 2008, under the patronage of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. It underwent a remarkable renovation and re-opened to the public in 2013. Attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world, this museum is an ideal destination for lovers of classic cars as it displays more than 100 vintage classic cars of different brands dating back to the early 20th century, in addition to classic motorcycles and bicycles.
The museum is divided into four sections - each represents a historical stage of development .....
#4 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 13 km from Sharjah International Airport and 23 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Archaeology Museum is a museum located in the Al Abar area between the Halwan Children Center and the Sharjah Archaeology Authority on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road, Sharjah. Situated next to Sharjah Science Museum, it is one of the popular museums in the UAE and among the top places to visit in Sharjah.
Sharjah Archaeology Museum first established in the year 1993 and was moved to its current location in 1997. The museum contains archaeological artifacts discovered in Sharjah and its surrounding areas. With a treasure trove of pottery, jewellery, and weaponry on display, the museum sheds light on the lifestyle of the region's inhabitants from the Stone age up to the rise of Islam. The archaeological findings reveal the connections and relations between Sharjah inhabitants and their neighbors in the Arabian Peninsula, as well as with other civilizations. They also .....
#5 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 13 km from Sharjah International Airport and 23 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Science Museum is a museum located next to the Sharjah Archaeology Authority in the Al Abar area of Sharjah. Situated close to Sharjah Archaeology Museum, it is one of the popular museums in the UAE and among the top places to visit in Sharjah.
Sharjah Science Museum was established in the year 1996 with a goal to educate and create enthusiasm among kids and people of all ages regarding science. The museum offers interactive presentations, designed to motivate visitors and encourage them to adopt innovation and creation. Through exhibits and programs, the visitors are encouraged to see the beauty and wonder of the natural world, to admire humanity's most creative and beautiful achievements in the fields of science and technology, and understand how science and technology related to our daily lives.
The museum has more than 50 interactive exhibits and offers many .....
Museum | Wildlife
#6 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 21 km from Sharjah International Airport and 44 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Desert Park is a park located along the Al Dhaid Highway (E88) at interchange 9. It is one of the top places to visit in Sharjah while holidaying in the UAE.
Covering a vast area of 1 sq. km, the Sharjah Desert Park is a specialize nature reserve that houses Arabia's Wildlife Centre, Sharjah Botanical Museum, Sharjah Natural History Museum, and a Children's Farm. It is one of the few places where visitors get wildlife, culture, and history under one roof. It helps its visitors to get a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the region as well as a scientific explanation of natural processes in the most fun way possible. With over 300,000 visitors a year, it is a center of knowledge and entertainment for people of all ages.
The Arabian Wildlife Center is one of the top attractions of the Desert Park and is the only 'zoo' in the UAE where all the Arabian .....
#7 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 24 km from Sharjah International Airport and 44 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Aquarium is located in the Al Khan area of Sharjah. It is one of the top places to visit in Sharjah as part of the Dubai Packages.
Opened in 2008, Sharjah Aquarium is the first and largest government educational center in the UAE. It is run by the Sharjah Museums Authority with an aim to raise awareness about the importance of the marine environment and ways to protect it. Spread over an area of 6,500 sq. m, this attraction in Sharjah comprises of 20 different aquariums on two floors that recreate different local aquatic environments, from coral reefs and rock pools to lagoons and mangroves. The aquarium takes visitors on a magnificent journey into the deep blue waters where visitors get to explore the diverse marine creatures along with getting insights into the historic ports and coastal areas of Sharjah.
#8 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 17 km from Sharjah International Airport and 18 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Heritage Area or Heart of Sharjah is a heritage site situated close to Corniche in the city of Sharjah. It is one of the top Sharjah tourist places for history buffs.
The Sharjah Heritage Area represents the true essence of the Emirate comprising of architecture built in traditional Arabian style, ancient Souqs, and old family houses. The area includes several museums such as the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Bait al-Naboodah Museum, Hisn Fort Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum along with Souk Al Arsah, each one narrating the story of Sharjah.
Al Hisn or Sharjah Fort was originally constructed in 1820 by the then Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr Al Qasimi. The demolition of the fort took place in 1970 when Sheikh Khalid bin Muhammad Al Qasimi wished to remove all traces of Sheikh Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the previous ruler and was only prevented from completing .....
#9 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 16 km from Sharjah International Airport and 17 km from Dubai International Airport, Blue Souk or Central Market is a traditional market area in the city of Sharjah. It is the main shopping hub and one of the most impressive landmarks of Sharjah.
Located on the shore of the Khalid Lagoon, the Blue Souk is a perfect venue to shop for a souvenir and to get the feel of a true Arabian bazaar. This market is also known as the Central Souq and Souk al-Markazi by the locals. The market building has been designed by the British architects Michael Lyle & Partners, based on the ideas and guidance of the Ruler of Sharjah, HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, and was completed in 1978. The architecture captures the character of a traditional bazaar on a grand scale. The Central Souk consists of two large buildings, interconnected by bridges, with exuberant vaults and a unique skyline of 20 wind towers. The exterior of the building adorned with elaborate blue tile work .....
#10 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 2 km from Blue Souq, 17 km from Sharjah International Airport and 16 km from Dubai International Airport, Al Noor Mosque is a mosque situated at the Buhaira Corniche in Sharjah. It is one of the most splendid mosques in the city and among the top places to visit in Sharjah during your Dubai - Sharjah Tour.
Al Noor Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in Sharjah and the first-ever mosque in the United Arab Emirates to be open to non-Muslim visitors. The Al Noor Mosque was built by the ruler of Sharjah, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi in 2005. It can house 2,200 people in total for prayer which includes 400 in the ladies section and 1,800 in the men's section. The word Noor in Arabic means 'light' and true to its meaning, Al Noor Mosque stands majestically alongside the Khalid Lagoon on Buhaira Corniche. In 2014, the mosque set a Guinness World Record for the 'World's largest wooden charity box' for their Ramadan donation campaign.
The architecture of Al .....
Park | Miscellaneous
#11 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 2 km from Blue Souq, 17 km from Sharjah International Airport and 16 km from Dubai International Airport, Al Noor Island located on the Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is one of the top places to visit in Sharjah.
Al Noor Island is a serene oasis in the middle of Sharjah city which offers something to everyone from the phenomenal lighting displays and exceptional art sculptures to the beautiful fluttering butterflies and the seclusion of the Literature Pavilion. Since its opening in 2015, Al Noor Island has won a host of prestigious international awards. The Island was named Best Leisure Architecture in Africa and Arabia 2016 as part of the International Property Awards and was also the recipient of the IF Design Award 2017 and German Design Award 2018. Besides this, the Butterfly House has also won the WAN Metal Architecture Award in 2016 for innovatively presenting a unique design.
Al Noor Island is home to an architecturally stunning .....
#12 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 2 km from Blue Souk, 19 km from Sharjah International Airport and 17 km from Dubai International Airport, the Eye of the Emirates Wheel is a giant Ferris Wheel located at Al Montazah Parks on Flag Island, Sharjah. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Sharjah.
Inaugurated in 2005, the Eye of the Emirates Wheel is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Sharjah and since then it spanned its wheel for hundreds of thousands of people. It is 60 meters high and has 42 cabins. Initially, it was in the Al Qasba community and is relocated in 2018 to its present location at Al Montazah Parks, the emirate's premier amusement and water park. The Ferris Wheel provides spectacular bird's eye views across the landscape to a larger number of residents and visitors, including the city's major attractions and famous markets, such as the Central Souq, Al Jubail Souq, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khalid Lagoon, Al Noor Island, Al Noor Mosque, among others. The night view is even .....
#13 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 1 km from Blue Souk, 18 km from Sharjah International Airport and 14 km from Dubai International Airport, the Majaz Waterfront Park is a popular recreational park lies next to Buhaira Corniche in Sharjah. It is one of the most popular family leisure destinations in Sharjah and among the best places to visit as part Dubai - Sharjah Tour Packages.
Located between Jamal Abdul Nasser Street and Khalid Lagoon Corniche, Al Majaz Waterfront covers an area of 3 sq. km, featuring stunning scenery overlooking the Khalid Lagoon. This iconic leisure destination boasts breathtaking landscapes and incredible architectural designs that reflect Sharjah's rich cultural and historical heritage.
Launched by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in 2010, Al Majaz Waterfront boasts of a range of recreational options, ranging from the fun-filled activity center called Alwan and the 800-square-meter Splash Park, the first-of-its-kind in the region, designed to be .....
#14 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 24 km from Sharjah International Airport and 44 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah Maritime Museum is a museum situated adjacent to the Sharjah Aquarium in the Al Khan area of Sharjah. It is one of the top places to visit in Sharjah as part of the Dubai Tour Packages.
The Sharjah Maritime Museum first opened in the year 2003 in the Heritage Area of Sharjah to highlight the maritime life of the United Arab Emirates. However, due to the importance of the sea and its significance in the region's heritage, the museum was expanded and relocated to the Al Khan neighborhood in 2009. The museum exhibits a variety of artifacts that showcase how the sea played a key role in the growth of Sharjah's development and was the primary reason for the first settlers choosing this site over 6,000 years.
At Sharjah Maritime Museum, one can explore traditional wooden seafaring dhows, genuine Arabian pearl-diving vessels and the famous Asamaa, sambuk and jalbot ships .....
#15 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
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 .....
#16 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 4 km from Sharjah International Airport and 27 km from Dubai International Airport, the Sharjah National Park is a public park in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest park in the emirate and among the top places to visit in Sharjah.
Spread across approximately 156 acres, the Sharjah National Park is the largest park in the city. Originally intended to serve as a public park for locals and tourists, the Sharjah National Park holds a lot more attractive places and amenities. The entire place has been designed and developed in a manner so as to showcase homogeneity between the traditional Arab architecture and contemporary European styles.
The park has many facilities including designated Barbeque areas, picnic tables and marked spots, a duck pond, a giant slide and a miniature city with models of prominent landmarks of Sharjah city. There is a kids' playground replete with rope ladders, a jungle gym, slides and a lot more. There are cafeterias .....
#17 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 16 km from Sharjah International Airport and 15 km from Dubai International Airport, the Al Mahatta Museum is a museum located at the Al Qasimia area of Sharjah. It is one of the popular museums in Sharjah.
Housed within Sharjah's first airport building, the Al Mahatta Museum is an aviation museum established in the year 2000 highlighting the history of flight in the UAE and the region. The airport was used in the 1930s as a staging post for commercial flight routes from Britain to India. Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqr built a rest house, known as The Fort, to accommodate the crew and passengers for the overnight stop. The first stopover in Sharjah of a passenger flight from London's Croydon airport to India was on the 5th of October 1932. In 1940 the British Royal Air Force built its own facilities adjacent to The Fort and extended the runway. In 1956, a new Control Tower was opened, which operated up until the new Sharjah International Airport opened in 1977. After this .....
Heritage | Museum
#18 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 56 km from Sharjah International Airport and 69 km from Dubai International Airport, Mleiha is a pre-historic site in the emirate of Sharjah in UAE. It is one of the interesting places in Sharjah for history buffs.
The Mleiha Archaeological Centre was opened in 2016 by the Ruler of Sharjah, Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. It is a visitor center and exhibition based around the history and archaeology of the areas surrounding the village of Mleiha. The multi-phase eco-tourism development is intended in the future to comprise accommodation, a campsite, and an astronomical observatory, with a total investment of some AED 250 million. It will also include the development of a 450 km desert park. The center is developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).
Built around a preserved Umm Al Nar era tomb, the center details the excavations and discoveries made over the past 40 years at Mleiha and surrounding areas including Al Thuqeibah, .....
Beach | City
#19 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 125 km from Sharjah and 141 km from Dubai, Khor Fakkan is a city and exclave of the Emirate of Sharjah, located on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), facing the Gulf of Oman. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the emirate of Sharjah.
Khor Fakkan is the second largest on the east coast after Fujairah City and is set on the bay of Khor Fakkan, which means 'Creek of Two Jaws'. It is the site of Khor Fakkan Container Terminal, the only natural deep-sea port in the region and one of the major container ports in the UAE. The city is geographically surrounded by the Hajar Mountains on its western end. From beaches to mountains, historic castles, museums and mosques - Khor Fakkan has plenty of attractions.
The main attraction of the town is Khor Fakkan Beach. Situated on the northeastern end of the city, Khorfakkan Beach has a thriving coral reef, which is a testament to the government's conservation efforts. Naturally, it has become a favorite .....
Beach | City
#20 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 12 km from Fujairah, 35 km from Khor Fakkan, 110 km from Sharjah and 122 km from Dubai, KKalba is a quaint town that is described as an exclave of Sharjah that lies on the coastline bordering the Gulf of Oman. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the emirate of Sharjah.
The town was captured by the Portuguese Empire in the 16th century and was referred to as Ghallah. It was attacked and sacked by the Sultan of Muscat in 1811 as part of the ongoing Omani campaign against the maritime forces of Al-Qasimi. It was a Trucial State from 1936 to 1951, before being reincorporated into Sharjah. However, peace was short-lived with more strife becoming evident with the establishment of the United Arab Emirates in 1971. A settlement arrived in 1972 with the mediation of Sheikh Rashid of Dubai and several other rulers in the area.
Kalba is particularly well known for Khor Kalba or the Kalba creek, a swampy area populated by beautiful dense mangrove forests deemed .....
#21 of 21 Places to Visit in Sharjah
At a distance of 24 km from Sharjah, 127 km from Abu Dhabi, and 664 km from Qatar, Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo.
One of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, the luxurious city of Dubai sits in the middle of the Arabian Desert, surrounded on one side by dry sand and the beautiful Persian Gulf on another side. Dubai is the business hub of the Middle East and also the fourth most visited tourist destination in the world. Flaunting its glittering infrastructure amid the extensive sand dunes, the city of Dubai was once known to be barren land, today, this man-made miracle is filled with shimmering skyscrapers, fancy hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants.
Dubai has a long past of being one of the most significant trading centers as well as a business and economic .....
Distance (From Sharjah): 24 Kms
Trip Duration (From Sharjah - Including Travel): Full Day
Winter season from November to March is the best time to visit Sharjah. The summer months of May-August are pretty hot. Escalation of heat and humidity makes it uncomfortable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
Sharjah usually takes 1-2 days to visit the most important tourist attractions. Sharjah can be mixed with near by wonderful destinations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah by adding few additional days to your trip.
Budget of Sharjah trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Sharjah tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 9400 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 14340 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Sharjah like Sharjah Museum Of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah Classic Cars Museum, Sharjah Archaeology Museum, Sharjah Science Museum, Sharjah Desert Park, Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Heritage Area, Blue Souk, Al Noor Mosque, Al Noor Island, Eye Of The Emirates Wheel, Al Majaz Waterfront, etc.
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