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

1. Sharjah Desert Park

3.8 /5

28 km
from city center
1 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.

2. Al Qasba

3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
2 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.

3. Sharjah Aquarium

3.7 /5

7 km
from city center
3 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.

4. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

4.2 /5

4 km
from city center
4 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.

5. Sharjah Arts Museum

4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
5 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.

6. Blue Souk, Sharjah

4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
6 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.

7. Sharjah Art Foundation

4 km
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 km
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 also hosts various concerts, events and festivals at different times of the year all of which see huge footfall. Witnessing the Sharjah Musical Fountain, the signature element of the Al Majaz Waterfront is a truly mesmerising experience. Besides this, the waterfront also goes to great lengths to ensure customer safety as evident from the variety of services offered such as free Wi-Fi, public facilities and the availability of more than 1000 parking spots.

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9. Sharjah Archaeology Museum

3.7 /5

4 km
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 km
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.

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11. Sharjah Discovery Centre

3 km
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 National Park

12 km
from city center
12 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.

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13. Sharjah Heritage Area

3.6 /5

4 km
from city center
13 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.

14. Khor Fakkan

93 km
from city center
14 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.

15. Souq Al Jubail

4 km
from city center
15 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.

16. Arabian Wildlife Center

11,340 km
from city center
16 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.

17. Al Noor Mosque Sharjah

4 km
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. Kalba

0 km
from city center
18 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.

19. Al Noor Island

3 km
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 km
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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Can you suggest an itinerary for Sharjah?

Day 1: After arriving at the Sharjah International Airport, you will drive to one of the many world-class hotels in Sharjah. After a few hours of freshening up, head to the beautiful Central Souk (Blue Souk) in the evening. 

Day 2: This day, you can spend the entire day visiting some of the various cultural centres in Sharjah. Visit the Sharjah Arts Museum, Science Museum and the Archaeology Museum. 

Day 3: The museum crawl will continue today where you will hit the Heritage Area, Natural History Museum and Desert Park and the Museum of Islamic Civilization. 


How can I commute within Sharjah?

Metered Taxis: 
  • Prices: Drop charges of AED 3 (6:00 AM - 10:00 AM), AED 3.5 (10:00 PM - 6:00 AM). 
  • Within Sharjah: Between AED 10 and AED 30
  • To and from Dubai: Regular fares + AED 20 
Local Buses:
They run 24 hours a day and is a much more cost-efficient mode of commuting within Sharjah. There are special seats reserved for children, women and elderly.
  • Main bus station: Al Jubail Terminal
  • Starting fares: AED 5 
City Sightseeing Sharjah tour buses:
  • Starting point: Al Majz Waterfront 
  • Tickets: AED 85 for adults, AED 45 for kids (5 - 12 tears) and are valid for 24 hours.
  • Where to buy: Any bus station, at various hotels and travel agencies in Sharjah.
  • Destinations covered: Sharjah Aquarium and the Maritime Museum, Al Qasba, Central Souk, Al Noor Mosque (only mosque in Sharjah for non-Muslim visitors with guided tours), sandy beaches, the Fish Market, Al Montazah, King Faisal Mosque, Islamic Museum, Clock Square, Radisson Blu Resort, The Flag Island and Sharjah Mega Mall. 


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What are the top sightseeing places in Sharjah?

The top sightseeing places in Sharjah are Sharjah Desert Park, Al Qasba, Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah Arts Museum, Blue Souk, Sharjah.

What are the top shopping places in Sharjah?

The top shopping places in Sharjah are Blue Souk, Sharjah, Souq Al Jubail, Souks.

What are the top activities in Sharjah?

The top activities in Sharjah are Private Sharjah Airport Transfers (SHJ) for Sharjah, Dubai, or Abu Dhabi City, Morning Desert Safari Tour from Sharjah , Abu Dhabi City Day Tour from Sharjah, Hatta Heritage Village and Desert Tour , Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque + Louvre + Abu Dhabi City Tour from Sharjah, Dubai Marina Boat Ride with Old Dubai Day Tour From Sharjah.
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