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Old Souqs in Sharjah

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="4792,4793"] Have you visited the old souqs in Sharjah? If you love searching for old treasures and you love retro, Souq al Masqoof is for you. You can find old t...

RAK Nature’s Treasures

RAK Nature's Treasures is housed on a farm right in the middle of the farming area of Ras al Khaimah. Once you turn off the main road, the drive there is a treat in itself, e...

Ajman Museum

Ajman Museum is often overlooked but it is well worth a visit. The fort which is home to the museum was built in the 18th century and was the sheikh's residence for most of t...

Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan has always been a favourite place for a nice little getaway but if you haven’t been for a while, you might be surprised at what’s new and also at parts you ju...

Kalba Mountain Conservation Centre and Bird of Prey Centre

Kalba Mountain Conservation Centre and Bird of Prey Centre are just two of the many protected areas in the emirate of Sharjah where a lot of importance is placed on conservat...

Kalba

Kalba has a lot to offer for the nature lover with very diverse habitats for its size - mountains, plains with acacia forests, mangroves, beaches, lakes, marshes and palm grove...

Al Tawyeen Heritage Village

Al Tawyeen Heritage Village in northwest Fujairah is a nice little stop on the way to or from Dibba if you're taking Shohada Rd. It has several small buildings of different o...

Rams

Rams lies to the north of the city of Ras al Khaimah and relied on fishing and pearling in the past. You can still see many fishing boats going out today and Al Suwaidi Pearl...

Tayyibah Heritage Museum

Tayyibah Heritage Museum has to have one of the best locations of museums here, set at the edge of a village in the Hajar mountains overlooking farms and itself in lush green...

Falaj al Mualla Fort

Falaj Al Mualla is a quiet oasis town in the Umm Al Quwain desert. The fort is nearly 200 years old and overlooks the sand dunes where more watchtowers stand higher up and of...

Traditional Crafts Museum, Khor Fakkan

Take a stroll back through time in this small well set out museum and see how trades and every day tasks were carried out in the past and how the local people lived.

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House of Wisdom, Sharjah

The House of Wisdom is a wonderful place to study, work or just read. You can’t yet borrow, but there are many comfortable places to sit with a book.

Take your pick...

Sharjah Central Region

Sharjah Central Region is great for exploring! Lots of interesting places and the weather is drier so great for the summer! Here are a few ideas for you until I find time to update this page!

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Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre

Ten years after being closed to the public, Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre has made it possible for visitors to visit the mangroves once again. The area is still restricted and you can only go within the ...

Heart of Sharjah

The Heart of Sharjah is the oldest part of the city and such a quiet haven, you'll often forget you're even in a city. It is home to several museums - Heritage, Calligraphy, Bait al Naboodah, Hisn For...

Fujairah Grand Mosque

Fujairah Grand Mosque with its breathtaking architecture is the second largest in the UAE and offers free guided tours where you can explore the exquisite interior too. It was designed by Malaysian...

Mahatta Museum

Al Mahatta Museum

Mahatta Museum is great for students learning about transport or the science of flight and is also an excellent resource for learning the recent history of Sharjah. The ...

Mleiha

Mleiha offers stunning scenery from mesmerising rock formations, rolling sand dunes, desert meeting mountain to sandy plains and lush gardens. Discover Mleiha has long been one of my favourite plac...

Classic Car Museum

Sharjah Classic Car Museum is definitely one for you if you love old cars or have children who are learning about transport at school, this is one to add to your list with cars of all sorts from the l...

Noor Island and Butterfly House

Noor Island is quite magical with its lush greenery, exquisite Butterfly Pavillion, beautiful butterflies and colourful night lighting. It is home to a small meadow, cactus garden, maze, several fl...

Sharjah Art Area

Wander through the old traditional buildings of Sharjah Art Area housing various kinds of art exhibitions, some by international artists. Visit Bait al Shamsi, Bait Serkal, Emirates Fine Arts Society ...

Wasit Wetlands

Wasit Wetlands are located on the Sharjah-Ajman border and are home to over 200 species of birds as well as gazelles. Whilst the outdoor area is currently closed to the public, you can visit the centr...

Buhais Geology Park Sharjah

Buhais Geology Park

Buhais Geology Park is a great family trip out. At the foot of Jebel Buhais, the park consists of several interactive exhibitions indoors and an outdoor trail where you c...

Sharjah Science Museum

Sharjah Science Museum

Sharjah Science Museum is yet another fun and educational place with many interactive learning stations where children can learn about different aspects of science suc...

Natural History Museum and Islamic Botanic Gardens

The Natural History and Botanical Museum and the Islamic Botanic Gardens are located in Sharjah Desert Park along with the Wildlife Centre and Children's Farm. The museum is a great learning experienc...

Umm al Quwain Museum

Umm al Quwain museum was once UAQ Fort and home to the ruling family and then a police station. It now houses displays that include everyday items from traditional life, weapons and archeological arte...

Umm al Quwain

Umm al Quwain has several beaches with the most popular being the one where the Kite Beach Centre is located. The centre itself has cabanas, beach tents, beach chairs, a restaurant, etc and charges an...

Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences

Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences, often referred to as Sharjah Planetarium, houses several fascinating exhibits such as lunar vehicles, the solar system and other...

Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization opened in 2008 in what was formerly Souq Al Majarra.The building itself is worthy of a visit alone for its beautiful Islamic architecture and minute details. ...

What to do in the school holidays in the UAE?

Are you wondering what to do in the school holidays in the UAE? Or just looking for fun children's activities any time of the year? There are so many things to do, especially...

National Museum of Ras al Khaimah

The National Museum of Ras al Khaimah is currently still under refurbishment so you might want to wait a few weeks. It’s still well worth a visit now though

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50 Places to Visit in the UAE

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Places to visit in Al Ain

Al Ain is known as the Garden City, come and find out why by visiting the best places to visit in Al Ain. Although it had been many years since I last visited,  I found on this trip that it hasn...

Masfoot

Masfoot is one of those places I go back to again and again Lying on plains between rugged mountains, it has beautiful views, lots of fresh, clean air and a relaxed pace of lif...

Dhaid Fort, Sharjah Central Region

Dhaid Fort is the latest of Sharjah's exciting heritage projects and I have to say I was very impressed with it! This is one to add to your list of places to visit in Sharjah! First constructed ove...

Masfout Museum

Masfout Museum stands high up on the rocky hill overlooking the fertile plains, where Masfout Fort was well-positioned to spot any unwanted visitors coming to attack, mostly bandits. Higher still o...