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Best Places to Visit in Sharjah

Sharjah Aquarium Cafe
Sharjah Aquarium Cafe.Credit: Flickr / IrenicRhonda

Miles apart from its neighbouring emirate Dubai, Sharjah does not showcase the glitz and glamour but a more demure and simple side to the tourists. If you are a history lover or have a sensitive side to learning the local culture when exploring a new city, you can start with exploring the historic attractions present in the city. While it may be difficult to see them all, we have written about the best of the best for you to check out in Sharjah, for however long you are visiting.

Sharjah Art Museum

Sharjah Art Museum
Sharjah Art Museum. Credit: Flickr / jensimon7

Regarded as the destination for historic and art lovers, the Sharjah Art Museum is a must-visit during your travels to the city. It is the largest Art Museum in U.A.E and contains some of the most valuable Arab items on display. The Museum has over 72 galleries and 3 gigantic floors, to keep all art lovers engaged and in awe.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Sharjah Museum. Credit: Flickr / Derek Bruff

For a more enriching experience, dive right in and learn about the Islamic roots and Arab culture with the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation. With a large number of manuscripts and a number of historic gold, silver and metal items you can easily imagine the life of the Arab during the ancient times.

Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park

Sharjah Natural History Museum
Sharjah Natural History Museum. Credit: Flickr / Boris Kolupaev

Want to learn more history or maybe even educate your child? You can head on over to the Natural History Museum for a fun-filled time. There is also a children farm where the kids can visit the farm animals.

Sharjah Central Market

Sharjah Central Market
Sharjah Central Market. Credit: Flickr / laura alvarez crespo

One of the most famous landmarks of the city, the Central Market is a great place for shopping and entertainment while soaking in the traditional culture. With over 600 shops, the Arabian bazaar is the ideal place to collect anything from clothes to electronics and jewellery along with souvenirs.

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