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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 te...

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...

Al Rabi Tower, Khor Fakkan

Al Rabi Tower was an important part of the defence network in Khor Fakkan, located between Al Adwani Tower and the watchtower at Read More

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...

Wadi Ghalila

The picturesque valley of Wadi Ghalila lies not far from the Oman border and is surrounded by the beautiful rock formations of that area, in particular the beautiful striped ...

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

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, ...

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

If you haven’t been already, take a trip up to Jazeera Al Hamra to see the RAK Fine Arts Festival in the fort and old village. What a great setting for an art exhibition! E...

Masfoot

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

 

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 ...

Tayyibah Heritage Museum

Tayyibbah 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 gree...

Museum of Crafts, Khor Fakkan

Located in Khor Fakkan Old Souq, Free entrance