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Archeology, forts and watchtowers


The Governor’s Palace, Masafi

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A little known treasure in Masafi is the Governor's Palace not far from the fort. It lies within the Fujairah territory of Masafi and was home to Sheikh ...

Al Hayl Fort and Square

Nestled in the Hajar mountains, al Hayl Fort is often missed by tourists and residents alike. The fortified courtyard house was originally built in the time of Sheikh Hamad b...

Ajman Museum

(Museum currently closed for renovation)

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 cen...

Heritage Areas


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...

Al Miqsar Village

Update 2021: The village has undergone many changes since this post. It is currently being turned into a hotel.

The villages also has houses, stores, and a mosque all...

Ajman Museum

(Museum currently closed for renovation)

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 cen...

Emirati culture


Learning to Cook at Sharjah Heritage Museum

I had a really fun morning last week while attending a Community Programme at Sharjah Heritage Museum. It was the second of four open mornings, each day with a different theme. The day before had been...

Emirati Arabic

Emirati Arabic

The boring bit - feel free to skip :) The Arabic language is quite complex. Whilst there is the formal language known as 'Fus-ha', it is only really used for formal purpose...

How to make legemat

How to make legemat at home!

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Souqs and markets


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...

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...

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...