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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...

Jazeera al Hamra, the old (and allegedly haunted) village

Jazeera al Hamra, Red Island, might seem a misnomer as the land where the village lies is a few hundred feet from the coast but it was originally a tidal island and home to a...

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...

Dibba al Hisn

Dibba al Hisn is a small enclave of Sharjah nestled between Dibba Fujairah and Dibba Oman on the north eastern coast. It has a very small population and has two main roads, o...

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 is the furthest south of Sharjah's five Eastern Region enclaves and has very diverse habitats for its size - mountains, plains with acacia forests, mangroves, beaches, ma...

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...

What to do in school holidays

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

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...

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival at Jazeera Al Hamra

Ras al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Take a trip up to Jazeera Al Hamra to see the RAK Fine Arts Festival held each spring in the fort and old village. What a great se...

Masfoot

Lying on plains between the mountains, Masfoot has beautiful views and lots of fresh, clean air!

Masfoot

Wadi al Helo is one of Sharjah's several enclaves. Just off the old Kalba Road, the valley lies on the old caravan trade route and has applied to be listed as a UNESCO Herita...

Awhala Fort

Awhala Fort is on a hidden plain between the Hajar mountains in Southern Fujairah. Although the main part of the fort couldn't be dated, the locals believe it has been there ...

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...

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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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...

Bidya Hiking Trail (Fujairah Adventures)

Bidya Hiking Trail, created by Fujairah Adventures, is nice, easy and short and you can combine it with something else you’re doing nearby. Without stops, it will take 30-45 minutes moving time b...

Manama – Red and White Forts and Museum Park

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...

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...

Khatt, Ras al Khaimah

Khatt has been well-known for many years for its hot springs and a hotel and spa providing some treatments are built next to them. The pools can be accessed through the hotel for a charge of around 50...