Sharjah attractions

Top Choice Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Art Museum

Sharjah's heritage and arts areas are anchored by one of the region's most dynamic art museums; a treat for committed art-lovers and casual visitors alike. Downstairs, two galleries present rotating temporary exhibi…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Sharjah

Mleiha Archaeological Site

If you thought the UAE's history only really began when oil was struck, you'd be wrong, and this site is a fascinating introduction to a mind-boggling heritage. Archaeological excavations at Mleiha (pronounced 'male…
Top Choice Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Just about everything you'd want to know about Islam is addressed in this museum set in a stunningly converted souq on the waterfront. The ground-floor galleries zero in on different aspects of the Islamic faith, in…
Area in Sharjah

Al Qasba

This canal-side pedestrian-zone development presents a mix of cafes and kid-friendly activities, including an outdoor amusement park and an inside soft-play area called Kids Fun House. Unsurprisingly it's super popu…
Historic Building in Sharjah

Sharjah Fort

A row of cannons welcomes visitors to Sharjah's beautifully renovated 1823 fort (hisn), which reopened as a museum in 2015. Once through its mighty teak gate, the series of rooms contain well-presented exhibits on S…
Park in Sharjah

Al Majaz Waterfront

This park at the bottom of the Khalid Lagoon fills with strolling families, roller-skaters and power-walkers after sunset. The main attraction are the stunning views of the neon-lit high rises and Al Noor Mosque acr…
Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Heritage Museum

This museum goes a long way towards demystifying Emirati culture for visitors. Each of the five galleries examines different aspects of local life, from religious values and birth and burial rituals to wedding cerem…
Gallery in Sharjah

Rain Room

It's impossible for the desert to miss the rain with the opening of this installation, where you can walk beneath a never-ending downpour of 2500 litres of water yet somehow avoid nearly every single drop. Keeping y…
Island in Sharjah

Al Noor Island

Paths meander past art sculptures amid landscaped gardens on this island across a bridge behind the Al Noor Mosque. The main draw is the wavy-roofed butterfly house, where you can spy 20 species including emerald sw…
Gallery in Sharjah

Sharjah Art Foundation New Art Spaces

Urban meets tradition in this cluster of white-cube galleries set within restored Emirati homes in the Heritage Area, behind Al Zahra Mosque. Inaugurated during the 2015 Sharjah Biennial, the six small galleries her…