Things to do in Sharjah

Top Things to Do in Sharjah

Things to Do in Sharjah

Top Attractions in Sharjah


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What travellers are saying

  • Gurleen S
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
    Went with my friends on Sunday and it was such a great experience that we relived our school and college days when we went to waterpark. Tried all the rides, my best experience was doing Kayaking. Place, staff, food and ambience everything was 100/100. We Will surely visit again. ❤️
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • elim768
    Jerusalem, Israel20 contributions
    An amazing well planned well built well arranged Museum. It will remind you that Islam did not only about Jihad..Isis and Hezbollah go there. While the world was in the dark days of middle age Islam brought to the world Mathematics..astronomy... medicine and philosophy. Under the wings of its rules prospered Jews that became major donors to progress. The museum was transformed from an ancient enclosed marker to its current use in a most iniative architecture group.
    Do not miss it. Its tight on the Ajman creek so exit to the creek side at sunset and walk to the old shouks. A wonderful afternoon and evening lie ahead for you

    Eli meidan
    Tour guide
    Israel
    Written 19 July 2022
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  • SC061987
    Mumbai, India930 contributions
    Experience has been decent , one can spent 30-45 mins without kids in the aquarium , charges for adults are AED 25/- and only cash payment is possible . So please make sure to carry enough cash with you .
    The museum is also nearby and can spend sometime there too.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Zoé
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates139 contributions
    Really surprised how good this was. Children under 12 were free and adults 20 AED for entry to the whole desert park. There is a children’s farm, botanical garden, natural history museum (well worth visiting) and the wildlife park. All indoors and really beautiful. Loved it and will be back.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • MollyMonchaya
    761 contributions
    Well organized, well developed, good for everyone, family with kids can enjoy playground or biking. Solo, couples, friends can enjoy cafeteria viewing a nice water view. I was there about 6pm a little before sunset, it was a great time to visit because the weather is cool and breezing. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset.
    Highly recommend this place.
    Written 30 March 2021
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  • Mariya_s15
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
    I’ve attended a stargazing event with Mleiha Archeological Center last week. I wish my high school teacher could explain astrology in such an easy and an interesting way as it was done by Prabhu. It was my first time seeing a telescope in real life as well, and honestly I could never believe that Saturn has the rings, but here I saw it with my own eyes!! Jupiter had the colored lines, and the Moon was just a super beauty with all the mountains and craters. Would definitely recommend this Unbelievable experience.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Ettienne R
    Vienna Region, Austria46 contributions
    Great place for active sporty types. Evening times (prayer times) offer a wonderfull vibe and great experience
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Krishna Panthula
    United Kingdom118 contributions
    Seen Al Noor Mosque from outside while driving in car with family so brilliant and wonderful to watch. Pics are not so good as it was taken in driving car.
    Written 22 December 2021
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  • GnomadBuddy
    Community of Madrid23 contributions
    A real jewel for classic cars aficionado. Elegant display, with a background of vintage car ads and great explanations available reading the QR codes.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Oreste G
    Bologna, Italy1 044 contributions
    New structure run by young people. Special experience to try. Low cost. Try to get into the reserved slot otherwise you overlap with others and enjoy the experience less. Only downside is that if you are in dubai it is a bit far
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • scottofhawaii
    Honolulu, HI7 906 contributions
    I came to Sharjah for a few days to see and learn a little bit (maybe very little) of traditional Islamic and Arabic culture after a deluge of Dubai modernity and hedonism, and Abu Dhabi extragance and excess. I started my adventure at this great - not that large not too small - art museum. I think this is a very special museum in a very special part of Sharjah.

    There are quite a few museums and attractions in this older, central area of the city. I must say though I found it to be quite quiet and lacking energy, or maybe it was some sort of off-vibe I was feeling. We are all trying to find our way in this still young Covid era, and that's probably what is going on around here. Tourists haven't come back yet.. So what to say about what I saw at the Art Museum?

    You know I'm not some kind of major art critic (or a minor one for that matter) who can speak intelligently about the different aspects of art such as line, space, form, etc. - I'd be plagiarizing something I read if I did. I can tell you my feelings about my visit though. One thing I felt was lucky and honored to have met and been assisted by Maythaa, a museum staff member (guide?).

    As I was moving between around the museum, it was nice chatting with Maythaa. Actually she first helped me understand some Arabic language (مفترس/farasa?muftaris?) that concerned some artwork I saw at exhibition elsewhere. That's a whole nother story though. Because of her presence, I felt like I didn't come to this museum alone (which I actually did).

    Here I was introduced to an artist named David Roberts. He was a 19th century illustrator from Scotland who came to the Middle East and sketched a large body of work that became series of lithographs. Many of them are displayed on a whole wing of the first floor. All are of a similar landscape style. The works displayed here are not really my cup of tea though so to speak. Since photography had not yet come to fruition during that time period, what was most important about art back then was to capture images as they truly existed, not with any kind of artistic interpretation. I see Robert's role in these works as being more like a documentarian rather than an artist.

    The second floor held two exhibits of what I feel would be considered more artistic. One wing was the museum's permanent exhibit on modern and contemporary Arab art. The other has an exhibition from an outside museum group where I really lost my focus and trend of thought and didn't see much of. I really enjoyed that first permanent however.

    The range of artists and their works are too varied in scope and style for me comment on. It would take much too long for me to write about it, and I've spent more time than is appropriate on this review already. I'll just tell you I was really happy roaming around these works. I pretty much was alone had the whole wing to myself. I actually sang a little out loud which is quite odd for me to write down for you to read. You know there was this one little boy and his mother here for a short period of time as well. His excitement being here was infectious, and I enjoyed seeing and hearing him run around as well as his mother's gentle way of teaching him about what they were seeing. This was music too.

    In that second exhibition from the outside museum group, there was a large group of university age students just starting a tour. I decided to go to the end of the wing so I wouldn't disturb or be disturbed by them. As I started looking at some of the art is when I noticed there was a security guard watching me. As I moved along the wing from room to room, he followed me always standing nearby. As you can imagine, this made me feel very uncomfortable - so uncomfortable that that I left and saw less than a quarter of the exhibit. I went back downstairs and sat at the snackbar and had some water. I told Maythaa about this, and she mentioned that other guests there have had similar experiences as well.

    Like I mentioned before, it was really wonderful meeting Maythaa. She was very caring and helpful for me as a guest. She is communicative and well informed about the museum and its art. I was glad to meet her for other reasons than my visit to the museum as well.

    I find it odd that came to another country and hardly met any of the people actually from that country. The only people I've really been with here in the UAE are expatriates. Don't get me wrong, most everyone is great and I enjoy speaking with them, but it would be nice to get to know people who are from here as well. I'm glad I got this opportunity with Maytha. Although we come from different cultures that at times seem to be at odds with each other, I'm learning how similar we really are and that the differences we do have, such as the way we dress or what we eat, are superficial, and the interactions we have are what counts.
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • Chloe
    2 contributions
    We had been to butterfly park last Sunday and had a very good experience of seeing colorful butterflies.
    If you love butterflies, nature and walking through an island, then Butterfly park at Al Noor Island in Sharjah is the place for you! Located on the beautiful island, the park has a small adorable spots with memorial benches where you can sit and receive a peaceful meditation mood. Good outing for family and kids. Super friendly staff. Ms.Diana the education coordinator guided us through the Butterfly park, who gave us especially my daughter the insight knowledge on the life cycle of the Butterfly. Thank you.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Escape To Find Peace
    United Arab Emirates642 contributions
    Both regular fishes and sea fishes are available in the purest form. At times they are a little more expensive than the regular supermarkets. And, there are times where you get it much more cheaper!! Cleanliness is maintained. Do in the morning and you might even get today's best picks!
    Written 11 January 2021
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  • Aaron R
    Chicago, IL15 contributions
    As someone who works in aviation, I was very impressed by this gem of a museum. For enthusiasts, there are not many other places to see parts of a de Havilland Comet or a Vickers VC-10. Great exhibits on Imperial Airways' stopovers in Sharjah and Air Arabia today, but I was most surprised by the section on how aircraft fly--it compared various aspects to what we see in nature and birds, insects, etc. Really well assembled for a topic I would normally skip over. Of note: parking inside the gate is free!
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • olasweetmol
    Columbia, SC462 contributions
    This museum is small but I got a feeling they will be adding to it soon. The ticket is 25 dirhams (roughly a bit more than 7 dollars), which includes this museum and the aquarium right next to it. The museum is neat, I learned a lot about the history of Persian Gulf and pearl trading. It even features the oldest pearl in the world! Very much worth seeing, I highly recommend this place.
    Written 20 July 2022
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