Things to do in Sharjah

Top Things to Do in Sharjah

Things to Do in Sharjah

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  • adam e
    1 contribution
    Very fun and my favorite ride was the red and yellow that went down and with friends and we ate pizza
    Written 5 March 2022
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  • pegasustr
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates216 contributions
    5 out of 5; Almost next to Dubai very cheap to enter and a great museum. I am suprised why it is not much promoted by travel agencies and advertised. It is public museum probably it is the reason why it is less known.

    You can spend 2-3 hours easily and learn a lot about the religion and traditions as well as history.

    If you are in Dubai/Sharjah; and want to visit a museum; it is probably the best option. You can combine with Sharjah aquarium that is not far.
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • NBab
    7 contributions
    Took my little ones there on Monday Morning (Closed on Sundays).

    My little ones loved it! From the beginning where their pictures were taken, to the actual aquarium with view of the different sea species.

    The aquarium was quiet, so my little ones were free to run about. There were security at every spot point, they were pretty helpful as well.

    The souvenir shop was quiet affordable, so was the my little ones framed picture.

    It is not as bit as the Dubai Mall Aquarium! but for the little ones this is more than enough. It also costs 15Dhs for the younger ones and 25 dhs for adults! so affordable!!!!
    Written 9 November 2021
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  • Anshuman T
    1 contribution
    Children can enjoy the 3 areas. It was a good experience. There is domestication area, museum, and something else. Very nice
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • MollyMonchaya
    756 contributions
    Well organized, well developed, good for everyone, family with kids can enjoy playground or biking. Solo, couples, friends can enjoy cafeteria viewing a nice water view. I was there about 6pm a little before sunset, it was a great time to visit because the weather is cool and breezing. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset.
    Highly recommend this place.
    Written 30 March 2021
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  • GeraldineGG85
    Washington DC, DC9 contributions
    We did the Mleiha Landscapes 1-hour excursion in a Dune Buggy. We had a great experience. The ride was exhilarating and the driver took amazing photos of us. Highly recommend!
    Written 20 April 2022
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  • Ettienne R
    Vienna Region, Austria43 contributions
    Great place for active sporty types. Evening times (prayer times) offer a wonderfull vibe and great experience
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Krishna Panthula
    United Kingdom117 contributions
    Seen Al Noor Mosque from outside while driving in car with family so brilliant and wonderful to watch. Pics are not so good as it was taken in driving car.
    Written 22 December 2021
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  • KH4KI
    London, UK291 contributions
    One of the best places for car lovers. An elegant collection with details of the model to get you educated as well.
    Nicely build and you need 30 to 45 mins to visit the whole place.
    Also, it is easily approachable.
    Boys who love cars will definitely love it.

    Ticket price: 10 AED opens 8 to 8 and closes on Fri.
    Written 19 June 2021
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  • Oreste G
    Bologna, Italy989 contributions
    New structure run by young people. Special experience to try. Low cost. Try to get into the reserved slot otherwise you overlap with others and enjoy the experience less. Only downside is that if you are in dubai it is a bit far
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • scottofhawaii
    Honolulu, HI7,791 contributions
    I came to Sharjah for a few days to see and learn a little bit (maybe very little) of traditional Islamic and Arabic culture after a deluge of Dubai modernity and hedonism, and Abu Dhabi extragance and excess. I started my adventure at this great - not that large not too small - art museum. I think this is a very special museum in a very special part of Sharjah.

    There are quite a few museums and attractions in this older, central area of the city. I must say though I found it to be quite quiet and lacking energy, or maybe it was some sort of off-vibe I was feeling. We are all trying to find our way in this still young Covid era, and that's probably what is going on around here. Tourists haven't come back yet.. So what to say about what I saw at the Art Museum?

    You know I'm not some kind of major art critic (or a minor one for that matter) who can speak intelligently about the different aspects of art such as line, space, form, etc. - I'd be plagiarizing something I read if I did. I can tell you my feelings about my visit though. One thing I felt was lucky and honored to have met and been assisted by Maythaa, a museum staff member (guide?).

    As I was moving between around the museum, it was nice chatting with Maythaa. Actually she first helped me understand some Arabic language (مفترس/farasa?muftaris?) that concerned some artwork I saw at exhibition elsewhere. That's a whole nother story though. Because of her presence, I felt like I didn't come to this museum alone (which I actually did).

    Here I was introduced to an artist named David Roberts. He was a 19th century illustrator from Scotland who came to the Middle East and sketched a large body of work that became series of lithographs. Many of them are displayed on a whole wing of the first floor. All are of a similar landscape style. The works displayed here are not really my cup of tea though so to speak. Since photography had not yet come to fruition during that time period, what was most important about art back then was to capture images as they truly existed, not with any kind of artistic interpretation. I see Robert's role in these works as being more like a documentarian rather than an artist.

    The second floor held two exhibits of what I feel would be considered more artistic. One wing was the museum's permanent exhibit on modern and contemporary Arab art. The other has an exhibition from an outside museum group where I really lost my focus and trend of thought and didn't see much of. I really enjoyed that first permanent however.

    The range of artists and their works are too varied in scope and style for me comment on. It would take much too long for me to write about it, and I've spent more time than is appropriate on this review already. I'll just tell you I was really happy roaming around these works. I pretty much was alone had the whole wing to myself. I actually sang a little out loud which is quite odd for me to write down for you to read. You know there was this one little boy and his mother here for a short period of time as well. His excitement being here was infectious, and I enjoyed seeing and hearing him run around as well as his mother's gentle way of teaching him about what they were seeing. This was music too.

    In that second exhibition from the outside museum group, there was a large group of university age students just starting a tour. I decided to go to the end of the wing so I wouldn't disturb or be disturbed by them. As I started looking at some of the art is when I noticed there was a security guard watching me. As I moved along the wing from room to room, he followed me always standing nearby. As you can imagine, this made me feel very uncomfortable - so uncomfortable that that I left and saw less than a quarter of the exhibit. I went back downstairs and sat at the snackbar and had some water. I told Maythaa about this, and she mentioned that other guests there have had similar experiences as well.

    Like I mentioned before, it was really wonderful meeting Maythaa. She was very caring and helpful for me as a guest. She is communicative and well informed about the museum and its art. I was glad to meet her for other reasons than my visit to the museum as well.

    I find it odd that came to another country and hardly met any of the people actually from that country. The only people I've really been with here in the UAE are expatriates. Don't get me wrong, most everyone is great and I enjoy speaking with them, but it would be nice to get to know people who are from here as well. I'm glad I got this opportunity with Maytha. Although we come from different cultures that at times seem to be at odds with each other, I'm learning how similar we really are and that the differences we do have, such as the way we dress or what we eat, are superficial, and the interactions we have are what counts.
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • Nadine
    3 contributions
    We had a lovely morning at Al Noor island. Mark from the café did an excellent job and was very knowledgeable about the island. We will definitely come back.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Escape To Find Peace
    United Arab Emirates642 contributions
    Both regular fishes and sea fishes are available in the purest form. At times they are a little more expensive than the regular supermarkets. And, there are times where you get it much more cheaper!! Cleanliness is maintained. Do in the morning and you might even get today's best picks!
    Written 11 January 2021
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  • Aaron R
    Chicago, IL15 contributions
    As someone who works in aviation, I was very impressed by this gem of a museum. For enthusiasts, there are not many other places to see parts of a de Havilland Comet or a Vickers VC-10. Great exhibits on Imperial Airways' stopovers in Sharjah and Air Arabia today, but I was most surprised by the section on how aircraft fly--it compared various aspects to what we see in nature and birds, insects, etc. Really well assembled for a topic I would normally skip over. Of note: parking inside the gate is free!
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • PA
    4 contributions
    a beautiful place to visit to understand the ships and sea life of UAE. A very big collection of different things related to sea was there a nice place to visit with kids and families.
    Written 4 September 2021
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