Sharjah City Tour

Sharjah City Tour

Last Updated on November 15, 2022 by swattransport

Sharjah City tour is usually from Dubai to Sharjah but very few insides. It is the third largest city after Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is also called the ‘ Pearl of the Gulf. This is the only emirate having access to both land and water from two sides the Arabian Gulf and Oman Gulf. It is well known for its historical background, green sceneries, and wide open land. It has a beautiful beach now being upgraded to a modern beach. The Sharjah City Tour services provide you with a typical itinerary that will suit your requirement. The emirate is famous for its diversity, historical buildings, and monuments.

Details about Sharjah City Tour

Explore Sharjah city, the capital of Dubai’s neighboring emirate of Sharjah, on this 4.5-hour tour from Dubai. Sharjah is sometimes called the ‘Pearl of the Gulf,’ and boasts a beautifully restored Old Town of heritage areas, museums, and souks. Visit premier sights such as Sharjah Fort, originally built in 1820; see the grandiose King Faisal Mosque; and learn about local life through the ages at the Sharjah Heritage Museum. Lastly, scout out traditional handicrafts and other goodies at two colorful Sharjah markets —the Souq Al Arsah and Souq Al Markazi.

SHARJAH CITY TOUR RATES

FULL DAY RATES

All-inclusive for a max of 10 hours a day. Full-day rates.

50 Seater Luxury Bus AED 1,200
35 Seater Luxury Bus AED 1,000
22-30 Seater Coaster Bus AED 800
26-34 Seater Rosa Bus AED 800
10-12 Seater Hiace Bus AED 600
12-14 Seater Hiace Bus AED 600

HALF DAY RATES

All-inclusive for max of 5 hours a day. Half-day rates.

50 Seater Luxury Bus AED 850
35 Seater Luxury Bus AED 750
22-30 Seater Coaster Bus AED 600
26-34 Seater Rosa Bus AED 600
10-12 Seater Hiace Bus AED 400
12-14 Seater Hiace Bus AED 400
DETAILS ABOUT SHARJAH CITY TOUR

Explore Sharjah city, the capital of Dubai’s neighboring emirate of Sharjah, on this 4.5-hour tour from Dubai. Sharjah is sometimes called the ‘Pearl of the Gulf,’ and boasts a beautifully restored Old Town of heritage areas, museums, and souks. Visit premier sights such as Sharjah Fort, originally built in 1820; see the grandiose King Faisal Mosque; and learn about local life through the ages at the Sharjah Heritage Museum. Lastly, scout out traditional handicrafts and other goodies at two colorful Sharjah markets —the Souq Al Arsah and Souq Al Markazi.

PLACES TO VISIT IN SHARJAH CITY TOUR

This tour will take you to Sharjah, the neighboring emirate of Dubai, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf. We start with a photo stop at the magnificent Al Noor Mosque on Al Buhaira Corniche and proceed to the largest mosque in Sharjah, the King Faisal Mosque. We then visit the Islamic Civilization Museum. Several galleries display carefully restored artifacts from around the Muslim world, celebrating Islamic contribution to the World Heritage.

SHARJAH CITY TOUR ITINERARY
  • Pick Up from various locations in Dubai or Sharjah
  • Sharjah corniche
  • Qanat Al Qasba
  • Blue Souq / Central Souq
  • Souq Shanasiya
  • King Faisal Mosque
  • Fish market
  • Quran round about
  • Islamic art museum
  • Sharjah Paintball Club
  • Sharjah Shooting club
  • Other Points of interest within Sharjah
  • Drop Off to various locations in Dubai
PLACES TO VISIT IN SHARJAH BY BUS

There are 10s of worth-seeing attractions in Sharjah but we have mentioned a few of them below. Sharjah is the arts capital of the United Arab Emirates to visit by bus rental, and its efforts to preserve the area’s history garnered Sharjah the title of Cultural Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO in 1998. For museum and art lovers, Sharjah is crammed full of excellent sightseeing opportunities.

1. Museum of Islamic Civilization

It is located on Corniche Road just near to Heart of Sharjah. It Museum of Islamic Civilization is a good place to dive into the deep roots of Arab and Islamic culture. A number of scientific and religious manuscripts, as well as a collection of Islamic arts and craftwork dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries, are on display. Features of particular note include the exhibit of clay, pottery, and glass, as well as metallic handicrafts inlaid with silver, gold, and brass, and the collection of astrolabes.

Sharjah City Tour
Sharjah Tourists places
Places to visit in Sharjah
Sharjah Tour
Sharjah Tour from Dubai

2. 2. Sharjah Arts Museum

One of the largest art museums in the United Arab Emirates, this state-of-the-art facility opened in 1997 and features a permanent collection, as well as a program of temporary exhibits. The permanent collection includes valuable artwork from the collections of Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi. There are 72 galleries spread over three floors, with a focus on works by Arab artists from throughout the Arab world.

Sharjah City Tour
Sharjah Tourists places
Places to visit in Sharjah
Sharjah Tour
Sharjah Tour from Dubai

3. Heritage Area Sharjah

The Sharjah Heritage Area is a combination of several museums that include the Sharjah Heritage Museum, with exhibits covering all facets of traditional Emirati life; the Calligraphy Museum, exploring this Arab art form; and Bait Al Naboodah, a finely restored traditional family home, once home to the Al-Shamsi family. They’re a great place to delve a bit deeper into traditional Emirati culture and discover what life was like before the discovery of oil.

Location: Off Corniche Street, Sharjah

Sharjah City Tour
Sharjah Tourists places
Places to visit in Sharjah
Sharjah Tour
Sharjah Tour from Dubai

4. Fort of Sharjah

Sharjah Fort (called Al Hisn in Arabic) sits on a plaza at the corner of the Heritage District. It was built 200 years ago and has served as both a defensive facility for the town and as the traditional residence of the ruling family of Sharjah.
Inside, the rooms contain themed displays tracing the history of Sharjah, as well as the town’s importance as part of the Gulf’s trade networks. One exhibit details the painstaking restoration of the building in the late 20th century.

5. Central Market

Sharjah’s Central Market is the city’s most famous landmark. The intricate blue tile work on the exterior has given it the nickname the Blue Souk. More than 600 shops are inside, where shoppers will find sections devoted to gold and jewelry, perfume, clothing, food, electronics, and gift-type items.

6. Al Noor Island

Al Noor Island. This public park, created in Khalid Lagoon and accessed by a bridge from the central city’s Corniche Street, is Sharjah’s top spot if you’re looking for some tranquil downtime to recuperate from shopping and museum exploring. The island blends art and nature into its design and features gardens scattered with modern art sculptures and installations, created by some of the world’s most renowned artists.

Sharjah City Tour
Sharjah Tourists places
Places to visit in Sharjah
Sharjah Tour
Sharjah Tour from Dubai

7. Aquarium & Maritime Museum

As a settlement, Sharjah has always been linked closely to the water, and the Aquarium and Maritime Museum highlight the importance of the sea in the city’s development. For kids, the aquarium is the main attraction and hosts around 150 species of sea life, including reef sharks and sea rays.
The connected Maritime Museum hosts interesting exhibits on traditional wooden dhows, as well as pearl collecting and fishing-all once important to the economy here. Highlights include the collection of glimmering pearls (including what is thought to be the oldest pearl ever collected in the world) and the beautiful wooden dhow docked outside the museum.

Location: Off Al Meena Street, Al Khan District, Sharjah

8. Souk Al-Jubail

Sharjah’s huge, covered Souk Al-Jubail is an excellent way to experience the bustle of traditional Arabian shopping in a modern setting. Join local shoppers as they do their weekly rounds at the Fish Souk-a stinky and busy mix of noise and color-and then dive into the Fruit and Vegetable Souk, always crowded with vendors shouting out their prices and customers bargaining for good deals.
As well as being a prime opportunity to capture some vibrant photos of daily Sharjah life and see a shopping souk, which hasn’t been dressed up for the tourists, this is a great place to pick up gifts, such as dates and local honey.

Sharjah City Tour
Sharjah Tourists places
Places to visit in Sharjah
Sharjah Tour
Sharjah Tour from Dubai

9. Sharjah Archaeology Museum

The archaeology Museum has exhibits tracing the wide arcing history of humanity in the area. Displays in the Stone Age section include numerous flint pieces reflecting the technology of that period, and old seashells. There are also ornamental gems and pottery shards from the Ubaid period that were found in Al Hamriyah and confirm the trade exchange of this age with Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq).

10. Kalba

The most southerly village in the United Arab Emirates, Kalba is a quaint fishing village with a lively fresh produce and fish market on the seashore. About 112 kilometers east of Sharjah, it’s a charming place for a stroll that is worth the trip for the Al-Hisn Museum (built as a fort 200 years ago) and the fully restored House of Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad Al-Qassimi, with its displays of musical instruments and traditional furniture.

11. Al Qasba

This waterfront quarter is Sharjah’s top nighttime destination, with plenty of cafés and restaurants edging the canal. It’s a favorite place for promenading families in the evening, and there is plenty of kid-focused fun to be had in this district with both an outdoor and indoor children’s entertainment park with rides, go-carts, and a soft-play area to keep little ones busy. Head here also for boat rides, which launch out of the canal and into the bay to see the city lights from early evening onward.

Sharjah City Tour
Sharjah Tourists places
Places to visit in Sharjah
Sharjah Tour
Sharjah Tour from Dubai

12. Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan is the second-largest town on the east coast. Although the main feature of the town is the thriving and less-than-picturesque container port, the surrounding area is a top spot for divers and has some interesting attractions nearby while the long beach is a lovely stretch of white sand.
Shark Island is a famous diving spot, with many sites in the coral outcroppings. A popular sightseeing spot is the Rifaisa Dam, tucked away in the inland mountains. The dam was built over a village, and the tops of the houses are visible when there is a lack of rain.

Sharjah City Tour
Sharjah Tourists places
Places to visit in Sharjah
Sharjah Tour
Sharjah Tour from Dubai

13. Sharjah Science Museum

The Sharjah Science Museum is the only interactive hands-on museum in the United Arab Emirates. The Exhibition Hall includes state-of-the-art elements, which have been designed to get children interested in science. You can test your flexibility, grip strength, and balance; make a cartoon; use a music synthesizer; build a puzzle of the human body, or visit Playspace (which caters to younger children). The on-site Planetarium takes you on a tour of the universe, from the Sharjah sky to deep space.

Location: Al Abah district, Sharjah

14. Al Noor Mosque

The Al Noor Mosque is the only mosque in Sharjah open to non-Muslims. Anyone interested in digging a bit deeper into the heritage of the United Arab Emirates and wanting to learn a little about Islamic beliefs would find a visit here a worthy addition to their Sharjah itinerary.
Non-Muslims can visit the mosque on a tour, which takes place every Monday at 10 am and includes a discussion on Islamic and Emirati history, culture, and traditions. The mosque itself is a modern construction (built in 2005) and modeled on the classical Ottoman style, with slender, pointed minarets, typical of Ottoman mosque architecture.

THINGS TO DO IN SHARJAH FOR CHILDREN

Where to Stay in Sharjah For Sightseeing?

Hotels are spread throughout Sharjah with a scattering of resorts along the beachfront and plenty of high-rise hotels near the Corniche, facing Khalid Lagoon, in the city center.

  • Luxury Hotels: The Hilton Sharjah, near the Al-Qasba area, overlooks Khalid Lagoon and offers a complimentary shuttle to a nearby private beach. There is a great rooftop pool area. If you want the sand, the Radisson Blu Resort is in Sharjah’s beachfront area and features a private beach and swimming pools, a gym, and a spa. Also in the beachfront area, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah rims a clean sweep of beach and offers plenty of pools and restaurants with a swag of kids’ activities for family-friendly holidays. Apart from these the new made Sheraton Sharjah will really surprise standing high on the front corniche beach of Sharjah.
  • Mid-Range Hotels: A popular option for longer stays in the city, Ramada Sharjah has a great central location opposite a shopping mall and near the lagoon and corniche. Its one- and two-bedroom apartments come with full kitchens and laundry facilities. Swiss Belhoutel has solid facilities and friendly staff and a good central city location.
  • Budget Hotels: With a pool as its focal point, Sharjah Beach Hotel offers great value, considering its prime location on the beach less than 10-minute’s drive from the Heritage Area. The pool area is big, and rooms have balconies facing the sea. In the city center, City Max Hotel Sharjah is convenient for longer stays with its one- and two-bedroom suites.