Top 10 Things to do in Sharjah

If you're seeking a break from Dubai's hustle and bustle, look no further than Sharjah, a short drive away, offering a blend of culture and adventure. This comprehensive guide will discuss the top things to do in Sharjah.

1. Al Suhub Rest House:

The attraction has been opened in the center of Khor Fakkan, Sharjah. It's a fantastic destination you should take advantage of with your family.

Al Suhub is located high on the mountain, 580 meters above sea level, and offers fantastic city views. It consists of two circular-shaped levels that are easily accessible by car via the 6.5-kilometer road leading upwards.

Go there for a peaceful moment and a new experience you will never forget. You will find a lovely cafe, restaurant, children's play area, balcony seats, and a multi-purpose hall with needed services. 


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The brand-new Sharjah tourist attraction is located on a mountain in Khor Fakkan. 


Open 24/7

2. Explore the Blue Souk:

The Blue Souk, known as the Central Souk, is Sharjah's most popular attraction. The shopping complex's beautiful structures, with distinctive Islamic motifs in blue tiles, are to be noticed. 

It is an iconic Sharjah attraction featured on the Emirati 5 Dirham note. We are confident that you will enjoy capturing many photographs there!

That is not all! Do you adore Arabian clothes, jewelry, and home accessories? This is the place for it! You'll find incredible deals on gorgeous Abayas, shawls, poufs, table and bed covers, and much more! 


It is located on Faisal St., Sharjah.


Saturday to Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm

Friday: 5 pm to 10:30 pm. 

3. Sharjah Heritage Area:

All museum lovers delight! Sharjah Heritage Area features several museums that are to be noticed. As one of the must-see attractions in Sharjah, the cultural site showcases various facets of Emirati culture dating back to before oil was discovered.

You have the Sharjah Heritage Museum, Calligraphy Museum, Islamic Civilization Museum, and Bait Al Naboodah. This is the ideal cultural touring plan for Sharjah.

You can also see Sharjah Fort, a spectacular structure created around 200 years ago. It was built for defense and once housed Sharjah's ruling family.


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Sharjah Heritage Area is situated immediately off Corniche Road in Sharjah.

4. Al Noor Island:

Sharjah has plenty of magnificent green spots that provide a peaceful atmosphere. Al Noor Island is at the top of Sharjah's list of attractive locations.

The island is located amid Khalid Lagoon and may be accessed via a bridge. You can take a morning stroll there amidst unusual designs and endless nature. Sharjah is also a romantic destination.


Al Noor Island is located in Khalid Lagoon, Sharjah.


9 am to 11 pm daily.

5. Al Qasba:

The gorgeous waterfront resort Al Qasbaa must be included on any list of things to visit in Sharjah. Al Qasbaa, home to the Eye of the Emirates Ferris wheel, a landmark in Sharjah's skyline, is also ideal for children. 

The cozy outdoor environment includes a variety of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy yourself with your family and friends. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the Maraya Art Center, which showcases a variety of spectacular multimedia pieces.


Al Qasba is situated right off Al Khan Street in Sharjah.


Saturday to Thursday: 8:30 am to 11 pm

Friday: 2 pm to 12 am.

6. Walk Through a Rainstorm:

Imagine strolling in the rain without getting wet! How great would that feel? You can do so in Sharjah's Al Majarrah district. It's unquestionably one of the most exciting activities in Sharjah.

The installation, called the Rain Room, is part of the Sharjah Art Foundation. The technology is very remarkable. It senses human presence and directs the water away from it.


The Rain Room is situated at Al Sharq Al Majarrah in Sharjah. 


Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm

Friday: 4 pm to 9 pm.


AED 25 per adult

AED 15 for students 

Free entry for children under the age of five and adults of determination.

7. Have Fun at Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum:

The aquarium is one of Sharjah's most prominent tourist attractions. Kids especially like seeing numerous undersea species right in front of them. 

The museum also provides valuable insight into the country's pearl diving and fishing advances.


The museum is on Meena St. in the Al Khan area of Sharjah.


Saturday and Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm

Friday: 2 pm to 8 pm.

Sunday is off.


AED 25 per adult

AED 15 for kids.


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8. Al Montazah Waterpark:

Make the most of the beautiful weather by visiting this incredible waterpark; it is one of the most extraordinary things to do in Sharjah with family, especially children.

You'll find everything you'd expect from a waterpark, including a lazy river, a wave pool, and spectacular slides.


The waterpark is part of Al Montazah Parks, just opposite Flag Island in Sharjah.


10 am to 8 pm daily.


AED 79 per person.

9. Arabian Wildlife Center:

If you want to say hello to some of the region's wildlife, come here! Sharjah has an incredible assortment of animals due to its desert terrain.

The Arabian Wildlife Center strives to increase breeding programs for endangered species while educating the public about extinction and animal endangerment.


The center is located on Al Dhaid Rd. near Interchange 9 in Sharjah's rural area.


Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday: 11 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 2 pm to 5:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday are off.


AED 15 per adult

AED 5 for kids.

10. Take a Road Trip to Kalba:

Sometimes, on weekends, we have to go on a road trip! We assure you won't regret visiting Sharjah's fishing village, Kalba! Kalba is one of the most beautiful spots in Sharjah. Don't just take our word for it; visit and explore its attractions.

First, visiting the Hisn Museum and the House of Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad Al-Qassimi can add cultural value to your journey. Then, visit Khor Kalba Conservation Reserve, described as a bird watcher's paradise. We will leave you with that image!


Kalba is located on the edge of Sharjah on the Oman Gulf north of Oman.


Sharjah is a cultural gem, so while touring Dubai and Abu Dhabi is enjoyable, you should make time for Sharjah on your schedule. It is unique and provides an enjoyable change of pace.


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