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Written by Tanmayee on September 25, 2020 Share on

Best Things to do in Sharjah – The Third Largest Emirates

Although Sharjah might not be under the spotlight as much as the Emirate of Dubai, it still is a wonderful place to visit. This melting pot of culture offers so much to see and do. From rich cultural heritage sites to stunning beaches, there’s something for everyone. To make it easier for you, we’ve listed out some of the best things to do in Sharjah, that might be helpful for you when you plan a trip there. 

Best things to do in Sharjah 

Visit the Sharjah Archaeology Museum

Just like any other Emirate, Sharjah is also has a rich history to tell. There’s no better place to learn and understand this history other than the Sharjah Archaeology Museum. You’ll find various artefacts such as household goods, jewellery and pottery, each of which contributes to a telling story of Sharjah. Make sure you visit the city’s archaeology museum which is one of the best things to do in Sharjah. 

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Wander around the Blue Souk 

Blue Souk in Sharjah
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Across the UAE, shopping is one of the best things to do and something you shouldn’t miss out on. You’ll find anything and everything while shopping at Sharjah. One of the most popular markets or Souks, as they are popularly known, is the Blue Souk in Sharjah. This market consists of six buildings that are home to over 600 shops. You’ll find a wide variety of things from electronics to clothes through artefacts. The best part about this market is the wonderful you architecture you get to enjoy while going on a shopping spree. 

Enjoy a ride on the Eye of the Emirates Wheel

Eye of the Emirates Wheel
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Want to get an aerial view of the stunning city of Sharjah? Then the Eye of the Emirates Wheel is the perfect place to visit. We all know Emirates love for building state-of-the-art architecture and the Eye of the Emirates Wheel is one such example. This stunning architecture was built to give a strong competition to the famous London Eye. Hop on board this large Ferris wheel and witness breathtaking views of an array of shimmering skyscrapers meeting the gleaming waters of the Persian Gulf. This is hands down one of the best things to do in Sharjah. 

Visit the Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park

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If you’re looking to add some fun to your Sharjah itinerary, then you must drop by the Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park. This local family attraction is considered to be the UAE first adventure park and is one of the best things to do in Sharjah. It has a myriad of activities and rides for all age groups making it a perfect place for family and friends. You can visit the wading pools or the lazy river, you can take your kids to the play structure which is very safe, and for older visitors, there are some really fun rope courses that they can try. 

Drop by the Arabian Wildlife Centre 

I wasn’t kidding when I said there’s a lot to see and do in Sharjah. Amongst all the things to do, this is probably the best thing to do in Sharjah for me. Spot a wide array of unique wildlife at the Arabian Wildlife Centre. At the Centre, you’ll find three different areas designated for Mammals, reptiles and insects. This is my personal favourite because it not only showcases some of the unique animals but also educates us on the dangers of extinction and endangerment, and helps in the repopulation of certain species. 

Plan a vacation and add these list of best things to do in Sharjah to your itinerary. You can reach out the destination specialists at Pickyourtrail for more assistance or you can book your family packages directly on their website. So, go ahead and plan your much-awaited vacation to Sharjah!

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