Here are the top 20 tourist attractions to see in Sharjah:

1. Al Qasba

3.5 /5

5 kms
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Al Qasba is a commercial complex that offers a perfect package of entertainment and little glitz of Sharjah with some fine dining restaurants, theatres and Kids Fun Zone etc. It houses various activities, both indoor and outdoor such as theatres, Kids Fun Zone, Abra rides and the Al Qasba Musical Fountain and the Etisalat-Eye of the Emirates Ferris Wheel presenting a picturesque view, especially at night.

2. Sharjah Desert Park

3.8 /5

28 kms
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Covering a vast area, the Sharjah Desert Park is an edutainment zone comprising of three sections namely: the Natural History Museum, Arabian Wildlife Centre and the Children's Farm. It helps its visitors to get a better understanding of the flora and fauna of U.A.E as well as scientific explanation of natural processes in the most fun way possible. Situated 28 km from Sharjah on the road to Al Dhaid, this amazing museum is a must-visit, especially for the nature lovers.

3. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

4.2 /5

4 kms
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, nestled along a waterfront in an impressive souq, allows one to dive deep into the roots of Arab and Islamic culture. With the exhibits spanning over two floors, visitors learn about the rituals, artefacts, textiles and more.

4. Sharjah Aquarium

3.7 /5

7 kms
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Sharjah Aquarium is a place where tourists can to a wide range of marine life. The aquarium comprises of 20 large tanks housing a large variety of oceanic marine life. The main purpose of this place was to encourage the conservation of marine life.

5. Blue Souk, Sharjah

4.3 /5

4 kms
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

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.

6. Sharjah Arts Museum

4.5 /5

4 kms
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Sharjah Arts Museum is the largest art museum in U.A.E. It is a perfect place for art lovers where one can relish the Arab culture and heritage through impressive artwork. The major focus of the museum is to portray the art of the Arab world. There are other artworks as well by 18th-century painters who were inspired by the culture, architecture and environment of the Middle East on their visit.

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7. Sharjah Art Foundation

4 kms
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

The Sharjah Art Foundation at Sharjah, UAE is one of the biggest platforms for contemporary artists all across the globe to showcase their artistic works in the exhibitions held here. The motto of Sharjah Art Foundation is to promote Arts and Literature so that citizens of UAE, as well as expats, participate in Arts and Literature programs.

8. Al Majaz Waterfront

4 kms
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

The Al Majaz Waterfront is best described as a unique family destination for the people of Sharjah. With activities ranging from miniature golf to fine dining, Al Majaz Waterfront has something for everyone to enjoy. The popular attraction was a small stretch of land along the Khaled Lagoon was transformed into an ideal recreation destination for both tourists and residents alike.

9. Sharjah Archaeology Museum

3.7 /5

4 kms
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Sharjah Archaeology Museum, as understood by its name, is a place where tourists can learn about the history of Sharjah through its well-preserved archaeological records. Go back in time with the museums various sections namely Stone Age, Bronze Age, The Iron Age and Greater Arabia. 

10. Sharjah Science Museum

3.6 /5

1 kms
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Sharjah Science Museum was established in U.A.E with a goal to educate and create enthusiasm among kids and people of all ages regarding science. The museum uses the amusing methodology of interactive sessions and displays for exploring life, space, science experiments and various other fields.

11. Sharjah Discovery Centre

3 kms
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Sharjah Discovery Centre is a learning-centric entertainment centre meant exclusively for children aged between 3 to 12 years. Visiting the centre provides them with a unique opportunity to discover the world realistically and understand how science and technology have made it a better place to live.

12. Sharjah Heritage Area

3.6 /5

4 kms
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

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.

13. Sharjah National Park

12 kms
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Sprawling over a huge area of 630,000 sq. meters, the Sharjah National Park must be on your list when visiting Sharjah. Originally intended to serve as a public park for locals and tourists, the Sharjah National Park holds a lot more attractive places and amenities. The entire place has been designed and developed in a manner so as to showcase homogeneity between the traditional Arab architecture and contemporary European styles.

14. Kalba

0 kms
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Kalba is a quaint town that is described as an exclave of Sharjah that lies on the coastline bordering the Gulf of Oman. It is particularly well known for Khor Kalba or the Kalba creek, a swampy area populated by beautiful dense mangrove forests deemed to be the oldest in Arabia. It is also home to some of the most beautiful and rarest species of birds.

15. Khor Fakkan

93 kms
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Situated on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates, the city of Khor Fakkan is an exclave of the Emirate of Sharjah and is nothing less than a paradise on Earth. With the Khor Fakkan Beach present on the banks of Gulf of Oman and the Bay of Khor Fakkan, the city is geographically surrounded by the Hajar Mountains on its western end.

16. Souq Al Jubail

4 kms
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

What was once Sharjah’s historic local fish market has been developed into Souq Al Jubail, a market for all your groceries under one roof. The majestic domed structure opposite Sharjah Creek is home to a well-planned market for fresh produce like seafood, fruits, vegetables, and even includes live counters to enjoy refreshments as you wait. At Sharjah Fish Market, you’re introduced to the comfort of supermarket shopping with the homeliness and price of street shopping.

17. Al Noor Mosque Sharjah

4 kms
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Located in the heart of Sharjah, the Al Noor Mosque is amongst the most beautiful mosques in the city. It dominates the city’s skyline owing to its fabulous architecture. In Arabic, the word 'Noor' means light, and Al Noor, true to its meaning, stands magnificently alongside the Khalid Lagoon on Buhaira Corniche. Al Noor is the first ever mosque in United Arab Emirates to be open to non-Muslim visitors.

18. Arabian Wildlife Center

11,340 kms
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Arabian Wildlife Center is located at Al Dhaid Road which is approximately 26 kilometres from the city centre after the Sharjah International Airport at Interchange #9. Opened in September 1999, it is known to be the only zoo in Arabia which has around 100 species of animals found in the Arabian Peninsula. Besides this, the Center also promotes awareness about the peninsula fauna, which is becoming extinct.

19. Al Noor Island

3 kms
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

Al Noor Island is located on the Khalid Lagoon in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is a serene oasis in the middle of Sharjah city which features a Butterfly House, a book pavilion, a cafe, a playground, and modern art. One can find a 3.5 km long Broadwalk and a stretch of white lights installed in the gardens which bring the island to life during the night time.

20. Buhaira Corniche

5 kms
from city center
20 out of 20
places to visit in Sharjah

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.

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