Sharjah Heritage Area

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Timings : 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Adult: AED 5,Family: AED 10,Children: Free
The entry prices are seperate for the various areas of the Sharjah Heritgae Area

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Sharjah Heritage Area, Sharjah Overview

Visit the old Sharjah at this place that represents the true essence of the Emirate comprising of architecture built in traditional Arabian style, ancient Souqs, and old family houses. The area includes several museums such as Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Al Midfaa House, Hisn Fort, Sharjah Heritage Museum along with Souk Al Arsah, each one narrating the story of Sharjah.

The Sharjah Heritage Area is a collection of numerous tourist attractions that represent the heritage of the city. It also has separate opening times for women only. Located in close proximity to Corniche between Burj Avenue & Al-Maraija Road, the place offers an interesting experience for history buffs.

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Timings For Different Areas in the Sharjah Heritage Area

Al Hisn Fort:
Saturday to Thursday - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM,
Friday: Closed,

Bait al-Naboodah:
Saturday to Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM,
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Souq al-Arsah:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM,
Friday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sharjah Calligraphy Museum:
Saturday to Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM,
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Things to See at Sharjah Heritage Area

1. Souk Al Arsah: It is an authentic open courtyard Arabian market place where traders sell traditional garments, wooden handicrafts, jewellery and many such products. It is one of the oldest Souqs in the country and is well known for its traditional coffee houses. 

2. Al Hisn Fort: Established almost 200 years ago, today it features exhibits in each room narrating the history of Sharjah. It once served as the official residence of the ruler of Sharjah and his family. 

3. Sharjah Heritage Museum: Apart from housing various artefacts from old Arabia and Sharjah, visitors get a glimpse at age-old rituals and cultural traits of Sharjah in its marriage ceremonies, hospitality and more. 

4. Bait al-Naboodah: This was once a pearl merchant's house located in the centre of Sharjah in the Sharjah Heritage area. It now acts as a museum. One can see the intricate architectural details of a traditional Emirati house. 

5. Sharjah Calligraphy Museum: One may think this museum targets a niche, but the exhibits on display are indeed fascinating as it portrays the beautiful Islamic calligraphy work through time.

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