Want to take a break from work and immerse yourself in some natural and cultural bliss? Consider taking a trip to the cultural capital of the UAE on a flight to Sharjah. These top 5 attractions will be waiting for you.
Sharjah Art Museum
Lying in Corniche Street, Sharjah, it’s one of the largest art museums in the UAE. It was opened in 1997 and houses a permanent collection of artworks besides temporary exhibitions.
The galleries are spread over 3 floors to display the masterpieces of various Arab artists.
The permanent collection contains artifacts from the Barjeel Collection of appreciable contemporary art from the Middle East.
Other galleries showcase works of the 18th- and 19th- century painters who came to the Middle East and were captivated by the culture, architecture, and natural environment.
The Ali Darwish gallery features the watercolors of Sharjah.
Mumbai people live amid historic forts. If you’re one of them, don’t miss out on this old fort after deboarding your Mumbai to Sharjah flight.
Known as Al Hisn in Arabic, it’s situated in a plaza at the center of the city. Erected 200 years ago, it was both the traditional residence of the ruling clan of Sharjah and the town’s defense facility.
Inside, you can walk through the rooms with themed displays revealing the town’s significance as one of the Gulf’s trade networks and tracing Sharjah’s history.
Besides, you can enjoy splendid rooftop views across the Heritage District leading to the sea.
Sharjah Desert Park
Here you can lose yourself amid the UAE’s desert wildlife and ecology.
It comprises 3 distinct neighboring sites. The Arabia Wildlife Centre is the main attraction that houses endemic reptiles, Arabian leopards, and the Arabian oryx. Then there is a children’s farm where kids can closely see farm animals.
The Sharjah Natural History Museum opens the world of the UAE’s geological history, plants, and wildlife. It’s a must-visit for kids to enhance their learning experience.
The third important site is the Islamic Botanical Garden. Around 52 plant species like henna, black cumin, and dogs (all mentioned in the Qur’an) are cultivated here.
If you’re a Delhi shopaholic, you’ll love visiting this market after your Delhi to Sharjah flight lands. Built-in the 1970s, it’s located at the Khalid Lagoon. It has earned the nickname Blue Souk due to its detailed exterior blue tile work.
You can check out over 600 shops selling electronics, food, clothing, perfume, jewelry, and gift items.
The upper floor looks like a traditional bazaar. You can shop for Yemeni and Omani jewelry, carpets, and antiques and pick other souvenirs from the greater Arab world.
Al Montazah Island
Also called the Flag Island, where children can let off some steam.
It has a theme park with various rides like roller coasters and a water park with lots of water slides for fun and beating the heat.
The primary attraction is the 60m high observation wheel— the Eye of the Emirates. Hop onto it to get a soaring view of the city and capture night lights.
You can explore all these attractions with your family and friends. They’re just a flight to Sharjah away!