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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Sharjah, UAE

Prerana Jamdarkhana Aug 8, 2019
A cultural capital of UAE and named as World Book Capital for 2019 by UNESCO, Sharjah is the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates. The quiet Sharjah is much more than what meets the eye.

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Standing tall on Corniche Street is Al Noor Mosque, one of the mosques that allow visitors inside for a tour.

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Be it a family day out or a romantic evening, Al Majaz waterfront has got it all covered with its kids park, fountain shows and fine dining.
A host to various exhibitions, Sharjah Art Museum has a collection of modern and contemporary Middle Eastern country art.
Built from the rock and corals collected from the Arabian Sea, Al Hisn Fort Museum explains the great rulers and history of Sharjah.

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Right in the heart of the city is King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest mosques in UAE. Visually grand and spiritually empowering!
An array of artifacts, antiques and astrolabes on display, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is an ideal destination to dive into Islamic culture.

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The main shopping hub and a dominating landmark of the city, Gold Market (popularly known as Blue Souk) has two parallel buildings interconnected through bridges.
Visit the Sharjah Heritage Area, a locale for Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Al Midfa House, Souk Al Arsah and other interesting spots, for rich history, artifacts and jewelry.
Head to Al Qasba waterfront at night to spend time with family and friends, for, it’s edged with cafes, restaurants, go-carts and boat rides.

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Looking for some fun? Mleiha Archaeological Centre is an exciting experience with Dune bashing, visiting early fossils and Camel Rock.

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Colorful and mysterious, Sharjah Aquarium, has over 150 underwater species and seeks to raise awareness about marine pollution.

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Being the only emirate that spreads along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman, the blue waters of Sharjah purvey swimming, snorkeling and diving.