Home to interesting museums, unique cafes, and traditional souqs, Sharjah is the perfect family holiday destination.

The Emirate is culturally one of the most significant emirates in the UAE and known as the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ and the ‘Capital of Islamic Culture’. Do not miss out on the following attractions, festivals, eating joints, adventure activities and marketplaces when you visit Sharjah with your family:

  • 1. Sharjah Arts Museum: True to its name as the ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’, Sharjah is home to the largest museum of arts in the country.
  • 2. Khalid Lagoon: A visit to Khalid Lagoon is a must when in Sharjah as it is home to the third tallest fountain in the world.
  • 3. The Sharjah Heritage Area: The Sharjah Heritage Area consists of places of utmost cultural and historical importance within the city. Some of these include the Al Midfaa House, The Sharjah Heritage Museum, Al Hisn Sharjah, Souk Al Arsah, and the Hisn Fort Bait.
  • 4. Sharjah Lights Festival: Sharjah Lights Festival is the time of the year when the city of Sharjah is at its vibrant best. The nine-day festival is held in the month of February.
  • 5. Sharjah International Book Fair: This International Book Fair in held annually in November to promote Arabian and World literature.
  • 6. Sharjah Dhow Restaurant: The Sharjah Dhow Restaurant promises you a unique dining experience on a boat/dhow. Order a grilled platter and hummus to enjoy regional flavors.
  • 7. Aroos Damascus Restaurant: Aroos Damascus Restaurant in Sharjah offers you the best Arabian cuisine at reasonable prices. Must try dishes include Syrian delicacies such as the fattoush salad, tabbouleh, mishwe, moutabel, and stuffed vine leaves.
  • 8. Katis: Katis in Sharjah is famous for its Kati Rolls and steamed momos. The delicacy of the dishes and the cozy ambience of the restaurant promises to stay with you.
  • 9. Dune bashing: Dune bashing in the deserts of Sharjah promises you the experience of a lifetime.
  • 10. Wadi Trips: Sharjah is home to a number of dry river beds or wadis. Camping overnight with family near one them is a must when in the city.
  • 11. Water Skiing: Sharjah hosts a water festivals every year during the month of December. It is the ideal time to visit the city with family to enjoy water based adventure sports.
  • 12. Blue Souq: Located by the Al Ittihad Square, the Blue Souq in Sharjah is named after the color of its tiles. This beautiful marketplace is also known as the Central Market or the Gold Souq.
  • 13. The Sahara Mall: Located on the outskirts of Sharjah, the Sahara Mall is a short drive away from the city center. Car rental in Sharjah is an easy affair, allowing you to drive your way through the city at your own pace. If you have a reader in the family, the book gallery at the mall is the perfect place to spend a few quiet hours.
Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya Dubai Airport Terminal 1 Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Dubai Motor City Dubai Festival City Abu Dhabi Airport Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi Al Reem, Abu Dhabi Al Reef, Abu Dhabi Sharjah Airport Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Dubai Head Office, Al Rashidiya

Address

Um Ramool, Rashidiya,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2060206

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 09:00-22:00

Dubai Airport Terminal 1

Address

Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2245222

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Address

Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall, Dubai International Airport,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 2203013

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Dubai Motor City

Address

Shop 8, Ground Floor, Foxhill 8, Motor City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 4273200

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-20:00 Saturday; Closed

Dubai Festival City

Address

InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City,
Dubai ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 4 7011239

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 08:00-17:00 Saturday; Closed

Abu Dhabi Airport

Address

4th Level, Sky Plaza Park, Abu Dhabi Airport,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 5998939

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 24 hours

Etihad Plaza, Abu Dhabi

Address

Etihad Plaza, Al Raha, Etihad Village,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 55 69130

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reem, Abu Dhabi

Address

Marina Square, Al Reem Island,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 6320494

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Al Reef, Abu Dhabi

Address

Al Reef Downtown, ,
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 2 645 8488

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday; 09:00-18:00 Saturday; Closed

Sharjah Airport

Address

Inside Arrivals Terminal, Kiosk 2, Outside baggage claim area, Sharjah Airport,
Sharjah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 6 5528290

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 08:00-20:00

Al Hamra Mall, RAK

Address

Unit 52, First Floor, Al Hamra Mall, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd,
Ras Al Khaimah ,
United Arab Emirates 36800

Phone

971 7 2434386

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday; 10:00-21:00

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