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Sightseeing & Landmarks in Sharjah

Touted to be the ‘Cultural capital of the Middle East’ Sharjah is a delightful city to explore. The city is famous for its assorted museum and cultural values and the same can be witnessed in its tourist attractions also. The city offers plenty of siteseeing tours that include everything from historical museums, entertainment options, to top attractions like Khor Fakkan, Al Majaz Waterfront, Eye of the Emirates, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, etc. Discover the city at leisure at your own pace and unravel an altogether diverse world.

Al Majaz Waterfront

Al Majaz Waterfront

The Al Majaz Waterfront is a complete family entertainment destination which caters to the interest of all age groups. Al Majaz park was redesigned and embellished to create this large waterfront.This place includes a variety of attractions like the Family Train, Sharjah Fountain, Maraya Art Park, Sharjah Boats, Golf course, a mini splash park, etc. They also organise a variety of festivals, shows and performances like laser shows and fireworks all the year around to entertain their guest.

Address: Al Buheirah Corniche Road, Al Majaz 2, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 552 1552

Al Noor Mosque
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Al Noor Mosque

The Al Noor Mosque is one of the very few mosques that are open to the public in Sharjah. Situated at the Khaled lagoon at the Buhaira Corniche, the architecture of the mosque is inspired from the Turkish Ottoman designs. The mosque was built by her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed al Qassimi, the wife of the ruler of Sharjah, and is regarded as the most famous places of worship in the country.

Address: Al Noor mosque, Corniche Street, Al Majaz District, Sharjah, UAE.

Eye of the Emirates
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Eye of the Emirates

A visit to Sharjah is incomplete without a ride on the "Eye of the Emirates". This giant Ferris wheel offers an aerial view of Sharjah Corniche, lagoons and landscape, extending its horizons to neighbouring Dubai. It has 42 air-conditioned cabins that go 60 meters high over Sharjah and is capable of carrying 336 passengers at a single instance.

Address: AL Khan Corniche Street, Sharjah, UAE.

The Planetarium
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The Planetarium

The Planetarium was originally a part of the Arab Maritime Transport Academy. When the academy relocated to Alexandria, it gifted the planetarium to the Sharjah government. It is located in Al Majaz near the Sharjah Bridge, about 3 km away from the city centre. Experience the hi-tech cosmic shows, UniView, which takes the visitors on a tour through the solar system to see Neptune, Saturn and other planets. The centre mostly attracts schools and science clubs who choose it for the study of astronomy and celestial navigation.

Address: Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 516 6000

Al Qasba
Al Qasba

Al Qasba

Located in the Emirate of Sharjah, the Al Qasba is a top-visited attraction where you can find the famous Eye of the Emirates, a 60-meter high Ferris wheel. Other exciting features include an extensive manmade canal and bridges where visitors can take a boat ride. Visitors can also enjoy performances at the Masrah Al Qasba Theatre, various other artistic events. Even business conferences and meetings are organised over here.

Address: Al Khan Street, Al Qasba, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 525 2444

Sharjah Cricket Stadium
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Sharjah Cricket Stadium

The Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium was originally constructed in 1980 and further renovated in 2002. The Sharjah ground has been the venue for nearly 200 One Day international cricket matches and is the home ground for the Afghanistan cricket team for One Day International and First-Class matches. This ground is very popular with the South Asian community of the United Arab Emirates.

Address: Second Industrial Street,Industrial Area 5, Sharjah, UAE.
Tel.: +971 6 542 2991

Kalba
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Kalba

The Kalba, an exclave of the Emirate of Sharjah, is a well-known tourist attraction famed for its fascinating places like the Khor Kalba creek, pristine sandy beaches, a takeoff of mangroves and many more interesting things. It consists of a significant natural reserve and is situated close to the border of Oman, located approximately 110 km from Sharjah. Kalba is also looked upon as an important birding spot for bird lovers.

Khor Fakkan
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Khor Fakkan

The town of Khor Fakkan (KhorFakkan) lies on the quaint Khorfakkan bay and is surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. The Khor Fakkan has a spot called Shark Island, which is a paradise for divers and swimmers. Other visit-worthy places include the Rifaisa Dam, souks, the Al Wurrayah Falls and Jabal Javi a popular hiking spot, along with the 4-star Oceanic Hotel.

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