Sharjah is a city of United Arab Emirates it is also located on the Arabian Gulf. It is more conservative traditionally than its southern neighbor Dubai, Sharjah is considered the nation’s cultural capital. The Heritage Area is on the creek that the city first developed around, with restored homes and museums devoted to the tradition of Emirates, in 19th-century royal residence turned into the local history museum.
Sharjah that translates to “Rising Sun” is known the heaven for the art. UNESCO declared the city the Cultural Capital of the Arab World in 1998 as a sign of respect to the UAE in preserving the regional history. This makes the city the best choice for art lovers.
As well as Sharjah has much more things to offer. From mountains to mangroves and from deserts to beaches, the cities have vibrant outdoors and diverse range of sceneries that enchant all nature lovers out there. The main attractions including Kalba, Al Majaz Waterfront and Eye of the Emirates.
This beautiful city is an ideal location for a family getaway. There is a wide range of entertainment options available for the kids and adults equally.
Here we mentioned the 6 main attractions of Sharjah where you can enjoy your leisure time with your family and friends.
1: Scale the skies at Eye of the Emirates
Sharjah’s most recognizable landmark, the Eye of the Emirates wheel, will have a new home: The Al Montazah Parks, Eye of the Emirates has 42 air-conditioned cabins that go high over 60 meters. This amazing ride provides the supreme panoramas over the Sharjah’s major attractions and markets, like Central Souq, Al Jubail Souq, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khalid Lagoon, The Flag Island, Al Noor Island, Al Noor Mosque, and various landmarks. This giant ferry wheel ride offers a soaring perspective over the beautiful city.
2: Sharjah Art Museum
Here you can enjoy the world class beauty of art, creativity, and culture that is spread over the 72 galleries showcasing collections of more than 500 artworks. This artistic wonderland welcomes visitors throughout the year and offers them a variety of collections that date back to 18th century. As well as, the museum also has a state of the art “Fine Art Library” where is an amazing collection of about 4000 titles in several languages like Arabic and English along with the audio and visual material. The Art library supporting in a study, teaching, and research, and also provides internet access.
3: The Al Majaz Waterfront
Al Majaz Waterfront is an amusement park, where you can enjoy your whole day with your family and friends. This waterfront is a full entertainment destination that has Golf park, exciting rides, Maraya Art part, Splash Park, boats and much more. The place caters to interests of all age groups- kids to grandparents can enjoy together. Moreover, visitors can enjoy various shows and festivals like laser show all around the year.
4: Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
The museum has a large collection of art-works and manuscripts which defines the cultural and religious depth of the region. Visitors can know deeply about Islamic history and can explore the culture of Arab at this museum. The artwork includes handicrafts, pottery, clay artwork, and metallic craftwork from the ancient times.
5: The Central Market of Sharjah
The Sharjah ‘s central market is well known as the Blue Souk; no doubt it is the best place to experience the authentic Arabic market scenario. So shop hard at this market which is renowned for its blue tile work and holds up to 600 shops inside which are selling gold, jewelry, perfumes, gems, gifts as well as clothes, electronics things, cosmetics, and other household items.
6: The beautiful Khor Fakkan
Khor Fakkan is a town on the Gulf of Oman, in the United Arab Emirates. It centers on Khor Fakkan Bay, home to the curved Khor Fakkan Beach and it is a deep-sea port. A promenade runs along the beachfront, against the backdrop of the dramatic Hajar Mountains. Archaeological sites include ancient graves and a ruined Portuguese fort. In the west of town is Wadi Wurayah, a biodiverse mountain area with natural pools and waterfalls.
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