Sharjah Heritage Museum
Bait Al Naboodah
This 1845 house, a former pearl trader’s home with a grand entranceway, elaborately carved decorations and an ample courtyard, is a fine...
Sharjah Calligraphy Museum
Even if you don't understand the meaning of the beautiful calligraphy on display in this handsome gallery, you'll probably still admire...
Souq Al Arsah
One of the oldest souqs in the UAE (which in this case means about 50 years), Souq Al Arsah once crawled with traders from Persia and...
Popular with Emirati families, who dine in private booths, Sadaf serves up excellent authentic Persian cuisine. The spicy, moist kebabs...
Lonely Planet review
This creatively curated museum goes a long way towards demystifying local culture and traditions for Western minds. Each of the five galleries zeros in on different aspects of local life, from living in the desert to religious values, birth and burial rituals to holiday celebrations, marriage and wedding ceremonies, and folk medicine. An abundance of quality original objects and excellent English panelling make a visit here a satisfying and educational experience.