Top 10 Things to do in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

April 2, 2018 Darleen Reid

The emirate of Sharjah offers an inviting combination of culture, heritage, art and outdoor activities. Admire the rare artifacts at the Museum of Islamic Civilization, and visit the arts area for a taste of traditional and contemporary art. A walk through the Heart of Sharjah will reward visitors with a glimpse into history, while outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an exciting 4-wheel drive through the dunes before relaxing on the white beaches or snorkeling through the clear blue waters offshore.
Restaurants in Sharjah

1. Al Noor Mosque

Al Mamzar Corniche St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 511 0060
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 198 reviews

Al Noor Mosque

The Al Noor mosque is the first and only mosque open in Sharjah for guided tours by a representative of the Sharjah Centre for Cultural Communication. A public mosque visit is hosted every Monday at 10am and private mosque visits can be arranged on other days except Friday & Saturday Email for private mosque tour.Cameras and video are welcome. We provide all necessary coverings to enter the mosque.

Reviewed By Mohammed S

Located at Majaz area this mosque is a true attraction. The mosque is well equipped with all facilities and is equally well maintained.

2. Buhaira Corniche

Bukhara St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Buhaira Corniche

Reviewed By Peter B - Melbourne, Australia

Not sure why this is even on trip adviser it's just an area that's man made with a water area and Bridges. Clean nice place to walk or not but if you did not visit the area you missed nothing

3. Al Majaz Waterfront

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 552 1552
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 850 reviews

Al Majaz Waterfront

Reviewed By SUNILDASWANEY - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

We went to a musical concert at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre which is located on the Al Majaz Waterfront.The ambience at the theatre Amphitheatre was very beautiful with a wonderful backdrop viz.the Khalid Lagoon and the well-lit skyscrapers.The music system was excellent with the cushioned seats being very very comfortable.I recommend visiting this place.

4. Arabian Wildlife Center

Al Dhaid Rd | E88, Sharjah Airport Road at interchange 9, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 531 1999
Excellent
64%
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4.5 based on 261 reviews

Arabian Wildlife Center

Reviewed By suhel_rashid - Dubai

The place is well designed for children’s specially the grass feeding area for Camel Sheeps and cow is always my kids favorite place. The indoor bird area is truly amazing with birds flying around you. The restaurant inside needs improvement.

5. Sharjah Classic Car Museum

Sharjah-Al Dhaid Road, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 558 0222
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

Sharjah Classic Car Museum

Reviewed By Santosh K - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A large collection of vintage automobiles, which is a treat to eyes find so many of them under one roof. A must visit if you are vintage cars enthusiastic. It is close to the Sharjah airport, one has to exit at the next roundabout after the airport on Dhaid road, take a U-turn to reach this museum. The entry is fee is a meager AED 5 or 10 per head that I do not recollect properly.

6. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Corniche St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 565 5455
Excellent
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4.5 based on 403 reviews

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Reviewed By gbegum

Beautiful building, very well presented inside too. Lots of exhibits, four galleries upstairs with everything you can imagine and special Exhibitions on the ground floor.

7. Mleiha Archaeological Centre

Mleiha City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 883 1111
Excellent
90%
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5 based on 104 reviews

Mleiha Archaeological Centre

Reviewed By Janet S - London, United Kingdom

Wonderful archaeological centre out in the desert. One drives round to see the various sites. The bonus is the "Bystro" café which serves the most superb food. Try the Superbowl salad and the Asian glazed salad. Really great day out into the silence of the...MoreDear Janet S, Thank you for your lovely review of the centre and the cafe, we hope to see you again at Mleiha for more fun adventures in the desert!

8. Sharjah Aquarium

Al Meena St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 528 5288
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 678 reviews

Sharjah Aquarium

Reviewed By tarek r

I visited this aquarium eight times with my family as i am living nearby. We loved the place and enjoyed every minute. It contains many amazing creatures with delightful colours. It is somehow smaller than Dubai aquarium and the lost chambers but way cheaper. The ticket also gives you access to another museum for ships and boats.

9. Maritime Museum

Hisn Avenue, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 569 3999
Excellent
40%
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Poor
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4 based on 172 reviews

Maritime Museum

Reviewed By xannie a

An ideal place to visit to learn of Sharjah’s most interesting marine stories and explore the Emirate's rich marine heritage which was collected and documented by Sharjah inhabitants.
among its many exhibits are Al Qasimiyah" ship docked in the marina, directly outside the museum building. It is the last ship of its kind that still exists until the present day in the Gulf countries.
The Pearl, which is believed to be one of the oldest pearls known in the world. It was discovered by archaeologists on a coastal cemetery site in Sharjah, with an estimated age of seven thousand years old.
Asamaa Ship which is fully equipped for diving activities and thrilling underwater adventures.

10. Sharjah Art Museum

Bait Al Serkal Al Shuwaiheyn, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates +971 6 568 8222
Excellent
63%
Good
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Sharjah Art Museum

Reviewed By Pam C - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

We intended to see an exhibition at another location but were given mis-information so we headed to the Sharjah Art Museum. After a quick bit to eat in the cafe, my grandchildren (5 & 10) and I explored the exhibits. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming to us. I would love to go back again some day.

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