6 Places In Sharjah That Are Totally Worth The Trip

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Sharjah sometimes feels so close to Dubai, but so far. Given the notoriously bad traffic, sometimes Dubai residents write off the emirate. 

But you shouldn't - because there's plenty to do there! 

Here are just a few things to try. 

1. For Love Of Art: Sharjah Art Museum

Known to be the cultural capital of the UAE, Sharjah in home to 18 museums at the Sharjah Art Foundation.

Head to this emirate and you’ll find that its full to the brim, with all things arty and the best from the region’s leading artists is exhibited at the Sharjah Art Museum. 

Paintings, sculptures and instillations fill three floors, where visitors can explore creativity new and old, regional and international.

Sharjah Museum

2. A Creative Oasis: Noor Island

A fusion of nature, entertainment and art, this first of its kind island is located in the Khalid lagoon near the Buhaira Corniche. 

A perfect place for relaxation, art encouragement and sparking creativity, the island has many attractions that include the Butterfly House with over 500 exotic butterflies from the East Asia Region, a café to unwind and a literature pavilion for book lovers.

Butterfly House

3. A Step Back In Time: Mleiha Archaeological Centre (Mleiha Desert)

Digging into the past to see the future and this is the place for history enthusiasts as it holds cultural history dating back to 130,000 years. 

It is a great place for some family fun, with a  number of activities such as; children’s play area, educational tour, sunset lounge, star gazing, extreme climb at the fossil rock, camel rock tour, off road drives through Mleiha landscapes, back pack adventures, overnight camps, Polaris extreme adventures, thrilling cycling programme, survival camp, paragliding & paramotoring, nighttime off road tour, archaeological tours and the Mleiha adventure.


5.  A Food Haven: Muwailih Road

Located near the University City, this is a must visit place for food lovers.

It is home to dozens of f&b startups like Paperfig, Zawaya café, Mochi ice-cream, Monkey Cookies and Felix and Norton.

6. Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences

Open to educators, students, researchers and families of all ages, the centre has attractions such as The Planetarium theater, exhibition halls (Astronomy, Space, the Universe in the Holy Quran), the Astronomical Observatory and a cosmic park.


7. In Harmony With Nature : Al Tamimi Stables

Welcome to the Al Tamimi Stables if you love nature and animals.

Originally based at the Al Tamimi family’s private farm in Sharjah, they also have mobile services for events, schools and parties as well.

Written By

Yasmeen Maqbool