Guide to Sharjah

Guide to Sharjah – The Ultimate Guide to the Emirate of Sharjah

Welcome to the complementary page of the Ultimate Guide to the Emirate of Sharjah! If you don’t already have your copy you can buy it below or go here to see more about the guide to Sharjah and to buy. Don’t miss the companion booklet for itineraries and walking/cycling tours in Sharjah.

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Links to relevant web and social media posts

In both the e-book and print version of The Ultimate Guide to the Emirate of Sharjah, relevant links are given for you to see more. To keep everything tidier and easier to use, the web and social media links are all on this page.

This is the link to the Glimpses of UAE Google Map. If you’re using an Android device, you can also use it in the MyMap app.

Updates and news on locations and events in Sharjah


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  • Art Exhibition – Plaited Time / Deep Water by Lubaina Himid at Al Mureijah Square (Al Mureijah Art Spaces), 29 Oct 2023- 28 Jan 2024.
  • Islamic Arts Festival – various locations including Sharjah Art Museum, 13 Dec 2023 – 21 Jan 2024.
  • Sharjah Air Station: A Historical Glimpse of the First Landing at Al Mahatta Museum, 3 Sep 2023 – 31 Jul 2024.
  • Sharjah Architecture Triennial – 11 Nov 2023 – 10 March 2024 – various locations – see my Instagram post or Facebook post
  • Zeina Splendor of the Indian Courts Exhibition – Museum of Islamic Civilization, 25 Oct 2023 – 14 April 2024
  • Lasting Impressions: Samia Halaby Exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum, Nov 2023 – 7 Jan 2024
  • Reflections and Inspirations from Emirati Heritage Sharjah Heritage Museum, 15 Nov 2023- 1 Apr 2024
  • Sharjah Light Festival 7-18 Feb 2024, various locations
  • Xposure International Photography Festival 28 Feb – 5 Mar 2024, Expo Centre Sharjah
  • Vantage Point Sharjah art exhibition, 14 Oct 2023- 14 Jan 2024, Al Hamriyah
  • Gavin Jantjes To Be Free! A retrospective 1970-2023, art exhibition, 18 Nov 2023 – 10 Mar 2024
  • Al Dhaid Camel Festival Feb 2024

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Walking and Cycling Tours and Itineraries in the Emirate of Sharjah

This wonderfully helpful companion includes maps showing routes and steps, photos and links for walking tours and itineraries included in the main guidebook. The Sharjah walking tours and itineraries include art, history, Arabic architecture tours and children’s days out.

Walking tours in Khor Fakkan, Kalba and Dibba al Hisn are also included and suggested itineraries for all of these and the Central Region. You can also do all the walking tours in Sharjah and other areas by bike and some longer options are more suited as cycling tours.

Buy Exploring Sharjah Companion Booklet for walking tours and itineraries

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You can use the booklet independently or together with the main guidebook.

If you would like to buy the companion guide, Exploring the Emirate of Sharjah – walking and cycling tours and itineraries in the Emirate of Sharjah, go here to buy now. It is available in both ePub and Kindle.

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You can find the answers to most questions on the book but here are are a few common questions.

  • Q: Do I have to cover my hair or wear an abaya in Sharjah? A: No you don’t but modest dress is appreciated locally.
  • Q: Can I buy alcohol in Sharjah? A: No, you can’t. There is only one location in Sharjah where expat non-Muslim club members can drink.
  • Q: Is Sharjah safe? A: Yes, Sharjah is one of the safest cities.
  • Q: Is Sharjah expensive? A: No, in general it is not as expensive as Dubai or Abu Dhabi and it has lots of low cost or free activities.
  • Q: Can I travel freely between emirates? A: Yes, you can.
  • Q: Can I fly into Sharjah? A: Yes, depending on your country of origin. Lots of airlines fly directly to Sharjah including Sharjah’s own low-cost carrier, Air Arabia.
  • Q: What is the weather like in Sharjah? A: It’s very hot in the summer months and pleasant from late October to early April. Inland is dry but the coast gets humid in the summer months. Temperatures raech up to 50 C inland and 35-45 on the coasts in summer and it’s in the 20s to earl 30s in the winter.