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Timings : 24 hours

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : Free

Buhaira Corniche, Sharjah Overview

Located in the cultural capital of U.A.E, Buhaira Corniche is a beautiful path along Khaled Lake. Running a length of 6 to 7 km around the river, it is one of the most scenic and peaceful places to visit in Sharjah. The park provides many facilities such as a jogging track and cycling paths, this brings a lot of tourists and locals to the Corniche for a picnic or just to spend a peaceful evening.

The Corniche is well connected with the rest of the city. The variety of food one can get in Buhaira Corniche makes it the best choice for foodies in Sharjah.The Al Noor Mosque located along the Buhaira Corniche and Al Noor Island, which is connected to the mainland by a footbridge to Buhaira Corniche are some of the main attractions. Apart from these, the Al Majaz park and Novo cinemas are also among tourists. All these things makes it a popular weekend getaway for the people in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Al Noor Mosque

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The Ottoman-style mosque is a must-visit when you come to Buhaira Corniche. The mosque of Light was completed in 2005 and could seat 2,200 people at a time.

Things to know before visiting: 
  • There is no prohibition on photography inside the mosque.
  • It is the only mosque in Sharjah which allows non-Muslim populace.
  • One can east get clothes adhering to the dress code outside the mosque.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee 
Timings: For public visits, the mosque is open from Monday to Thursday.

Al Noor Island 

Named after the Al Noor Mosque, it is on the Khaled Lake right opposite to the Al Noor Mosque. It is a good escape from everything mundane. 

Main attractions of this place 
  • good nightlife
  • butterfly house
  • art and literature gardens  
  • good food at Al Noor Cafe. 
Entry Fee: AED 20 for children aged 3 to 12
                  AED 35 for everyone above 13
                  AED 55 for a complimentary meal at Al Noor Cafe. 

These prices do not include the ticket for different attractions.

Timings: 24 Hours.

Al Majaz Park

Al Majaz is a lakefront along the Buhaira Corniche. It is the ultimate tourist destination with a mini golf club, splash park and recreational centre The waterfront park, spread across an area of 231,000 square feet of area, was started in 2010 by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority.

Things to Do 
  • Enjoy a meal at a waterside restaurants like Shakespeare and Co., Zahr El-Laymoun and Emirgan Sutis Restaurant.
  • Hire a bike 
  • There are playgrounds and recreational centres for children
  • Enjoy a dhow boat ride
  • They have a light and sound show near the Shariah Musical Fountain.
  • The amphitheatre here is always hosting some events like concerts and festivals. 
Entry Fees: Entry is free, they charge you according to the activity you choose to do.
Timings: 24 Hours

Restaurants Near Buhaira Corniche

International Fast Food Chains available here
  • Pizza Hut
  • KFC
  • Subway
  • Burger King
  • Domino's Pizza
Local Restaurants worth trying
  • Donya Al Sham
  • The Lagoon
  • Zahr El-Laymoon
  • Hummus Cafeteria
Things to remember
  • There are also a number of soothing cafes to enjoy the surroundings in. 
  • Most of these restaurants are open till midnight and even past it. 
  • The prices range anything between AED 20 (Rs 388)  to AED 200 (Rs 3889).

Facilities and Services Provided

  • One can easily find parking spaces in Buhaira Corniche. 
  • A fountain along the walkway, adds much value to the aesthetic beauty of the place. 
  • There is a well-maintained path for walking and jogging purposes. The path is well lit at night, it also has benches and chairs at equal distances. 
  • There are hospitals, play area for children also present. 
  • Buhaira Corniche is a good option for shopping as well. 
  • Shopping Centres like Lulu Hypermarket, Al Fardan Centre and Al Safeer Shopping Centre are the popular choices. Along with local shops they have international brands there as well.
  • Novo Cinemas located here is quite famous in Sharjah.

How To Reach Buhaira Corniche

 By Bus

The Sharjah tourism department has tourist buses which will drop you right at Buhaira Corniche. 
If you are coming from Abu Dhabi, there buses run by the government. They take two and a half hours to reach Sharjah and are available every half an hour. 
One can also take a bus from Dubai. It will take one hour and twenty minutes but is a very economical option.

By Car

Hiring a taxi is also a viable option since Buhaira Corniche is well connected to the rest of the city. 
If you are coming from Dubai, then it will take you only 25 minutes to reach Sharjah in a car.

By Flight

If you are arriving into Sharjah via the airport, then you can use air-conditioned buses and coaches which run to and fro from the airport quite frequently. 
Buhaira Corniche is only a 20 minutes drive away from the airport.

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