Souq Al Arsah

Market in Sharjah

One of the oldest souqs in the UAE, Souq Al Arsah once crawled with traders from Iran and India and local Bedouin, their camels fastened to posts outside. Despite a facelift, it’s still atmospheric, though vendors now vie for tourist dirham with pashminas, dhallahs (coffee pots), herbs and spices, old khanjars (daggers) and traditional jewellery in air-conditioned comfort.