Sharjah attractions

Top Choice Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Just about everything you always wanted to know about Islam is addressed in this well-curated museum in a stunningly converted souq right on the waterfront. The ground-floor galleries zero in on different aspects of…
Top Choice Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Heritage Museum

This creatively curated museum goes a long way towards demystifying Emirati culture and traditions for visitors. Each of the five galleries examines different aspects of local life, from living in the desert, religi…
Zoo in Sharjah

Sharjah Desert Park

This desert park packs four venues into a 1-sq-km package, including a natural-history museum, a botanical museum and a children's farm where kids get to meet, pet and feed goats, camels and ducks, and ride ponies a…
Area in Sharjah

Al Qasba

This car-free canal-side development presents a family-friendly mix of cafes, carousels, boat rides, shops, a small musical fountain and a 60m-high Ferris wheel, the Eye of the Emirates. Come in the evening, but avo…
Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Art Museum

The Arts Area is anchored by one of the region's largest and most dynamic art museums and the organiser of the Sharjah Biennial. Upstairs, a permanent exhibit presents a comprehensive survey of art created in the Ar…
Historic Site in Sharjah

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 example of early Emirati architecture and daily living. Though closed at the t…
Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Maritime Museum

For a salty introduction to the UAE, visit this charming museum that displays enough traditional dhows, exhibits on pearling and fishing equipment to keep your imagination afloat for a half-hour or so.
Aquarium in Sharjah

Sharjah Aquarium

Enter an 'abandoned dhow' for close-ups of maritime creatures from the UAE's west and east coast without getting your feet wet. Moray eels lurk, blacktip reef sharks prowl, eagle rays flop and jellyfish dance around…
Mosque in Sharjah

Al Noor Mosque

Among the most beautiful of Sharjah's 600 mosques, Al Noor has a dream setting overlooking the Khalid Lagoon. It is the emirate's only mosque open to non-Muslims, on guided one-hour tours operated by the nonprofit S…
Museum in Sharjah

Sharjah Fort Museum

A row of cannons welcomes visitors to Sharjah's beautifully renovated 1823 Al Hisn fort, which reopened as a museum in 2015. Past its mighty teak gate well-presented exhibits help you study up on the history of Shar…