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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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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...

Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm

Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm is the only one of its kind in the Middle East and was set up 15 years ago by Abdulla al Suwaidi, grandson of one of the last pearl divers, Mohammed bin...

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...

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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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...

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 ...

Ajman Heritage District

Ajman Heritage District is a lovely, tranquil place to wander around, admire the street art of scenes of traditional life and stop off for tea or coffee. is next to Read More