The city of Sharjah has earned a reputation as being the UAE’s cultural capital. The way the city’s historic landmarks have been preserved has earned much admiration. Sharjah is just a 30-minute drive from the glamour and glitter of Dubai—an escape to a much more homely and quaint place that charms you with its rich tradition and history. Sharjah was in fact chosen by UNESCO as the Arab Capital of Culture in the year 1998. Come, and join us as we take you on a tour of this delightful hub of Arabian culture from Dubai.
When we get close to Sharjah and start entering the city, you’ll be passing through traditional Arabian markets, and the souks buzzing with activity. Apart from these markets, you’ll come across various heritage sites and interesting museums. We’ll make a stop at the large and majestic King Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE while passing through the breathtaking Sharjah Corniche. When we visit the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, its seven galleries give you a peek into the religion of Islam and the art and culture Islam has gifted humanity with. Explore the Souk Al Markazi—the Blue Souk where you can pick exotic jewelry pieces.
We follow this up with a visit to the Qanat Al Qasba, forever buzzing with life. There’s a one-kilometer-long canal here with a large Ferris wheel, the Eye of the Emirates that gives you a panoramic view of the bustling city. You’ll be thrilled to see how fresh the fish are at the busy fish market. Take in exotic views of a sculpture depicting the Holy Quran while enjoying a drive through the Sharjah Cultural Square. Your visit to the cultural hub of Sharjah draws to an end with us dropping you back at your location in Dubai.
- Hotel pick-up
- A visit to the vibrant Qanat Al Qasba, home to the Maraya Art Center and the Eye of the Emirates
- A visit to the Sharjah Corniche, an upscale locality with many glamorous commercial and residential buildings
- A visit to the mosque, the sprawling King Faisal Mosque, spread over an area of around 12,000 square meters
- The Souk Al Markazi, also known as the Blue Souk, is Sharjah’s main shopping hub right next to the Khalid Lagoon, home to 500 shops selling numerous items, right from antiques to cosmetics
- Fish Market is a clean and hygienic market selling fresh fruits and vegetables apart from glistening fish
- The Islamic Art Museum gives you an insight into the Islamic faith of more than 1400 years with its interesting display of various precious artifacts
- Rain Room at Additional cost
- Hotel drop
Some Important Information
- Please share detailed information about your location for smooth pick-up and drop
- Pick-ups and drops are made only from Dubai hotels/residences and not from the airport. Pick-up from other locations can be arranged only on the payment of an additional surcharge
- Some of the attractions on the itinerary may remain closed on certain days and we shall not be held responsible for the same. No refund requests for those attractions will be entertained
The Cancellation Policy
- No cancellation charges are applied if you cancel your bookings 24 hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the activity
- A 100% cancellation charge is applied if you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled commencement of the activity
- The amount shall be credited to your account within 7 working days if you are found eligible for a refund
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What should I wear during the Sharjah tour?
Since we’ll be visiting mosques, you are advised to turn up in decent and sober attire that covers your body.
- What are the major attractions on this tour?
The major attractions on this tour include the Maraya Art Center and the Eye of the Emirates at the Qanat Al Qasba, the Sharjah Corniche, the King Faisal Mosque, the Souk Al Markazi, the Fish Market, and the Islamic Art Museum.
- Are all the attractions open on all days?
No, some of the attractions are closed on certain days of the week.
- Shall I receive refunds for the closed attractions?
No, since we can’t be held responsible for the attractions being closed, we entertain no refund requests.
- Should I worry about my safety in the crowded markets?
Absolutely not. The law and order situation in the United Arab Emirates is very good and you have no threats to your safety at all.