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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...

Sharjah Light Festival at University City

There are four locations for the Light Festival at University City. Drive down the main avenue through the City where the palms are all lit up and stop to watch the Sound and Light Show at Sharjah Pol...

An enclave in an exclave

If you have driven around the northern parts of the UAE, you will no doubt have noticed that you pass from one emirate into another and then suddenly back again or you may find yourself in an emirate ...

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...

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

Wadi Shees

Wadi Shees nestles between the Hajar Mountains and a drive down can lead you in different directions, but all to the Omani enclave of Madha.

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

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, ...

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...

Walks away from the city and outdoor exercise areas in the cities

The number of places to walk and exercise outdoors is increasing all the time. There are many with great views too. This is not a complete list but there’s plenty choice to...

Wadi Al Helo

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...

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...

Hiking

There are many areas to hike from well-laid out and marked trails to very difficult unmarked ones. Popular ones with families are Shawka, Fossil Rock, Read More

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...

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 museum building is in fact t...

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 ...

Al Qasba

Al Qasba can go from a peaceful spot to wander and sit and enjoy the view in the daytime to a hive of activity in the evening. Either side of the canal are identical buildings using beautiful Islam...

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...

The Rain Room

The Rain Room is a permanent art installation. It has sensors to turn the water off in specific areas so you don't really get wet. Book online in advance. For more info see the post Read More

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 such as electricity, how the body wo...

Hamriya Beach

Hamriya Beach is divided into two parts, the beach park and the open beach, both with beautiful white sand, free of charge and easily accessible. The beach park has a jogging track, toilets and sho...

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. Be ...