Blue Souk, Sharjah

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Timings : Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM;
Friday: 9:00 AM to noon and 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Blue Souk, Sharjah Overview

One of the major market places in Sharjah, Blue Souk is a perfect venue to shop for a souvenir and to get the feel of a true Arabian bazaar. This market is also known as the Central Souq and Souk al-Markazi for the locals.

The Central Souk has its exterior adorned with elaborate blue tile work and thus earning the name. There are over 600 shops divided into two wings of this shopping centre with some sections completely devoted to perfume, food, electronics, gold jewellery and gift items. Where the ground floor houses expensive designer clothes and gold, the upper floor comprises of shops selling carpets and curios from Tibet and Afghanistan.

Oozing a true spirit of Arabian Bazaars, one will often find heavy discounts on items on the upper floor if bargained right. Slightly chaotic and bustling with excitement, the Central Souq or the Blue Souq is a must-visit for shopaholics.

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Must Buy Items at Blue Souk

Although the souk sells almost everything ranging from traditional Arabic souvenirs to western apparel and gadgets, here are some items one must buy and stores to get it from so you get the souk experience in Sharjah:
  • Carpets: Visit Sheba Iranian Carpets and Carpet World
  • Gold: Sana Jewellers and JH Jewellers
  • Bedouin Jewellery: RB Jewellery and Al Abyad Jewellery
  • Attar: Junaid Perfumes and Al Qarya Perfumes
  • Shatranj (Chess Boards)

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