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Central Market (Blue Souk) Sharjah
Central Market (Blue Souk) Sharjah

Central Market (Blue Souk) Sharjah

Distance from Sharjah Airport: 15.9 km

Located close to Khaled Lagoon, the Central Market (Blue Souk) is a main shopping hub of Sharjah, UAE. The Central Market is the largest market area in Sharjah offering a unique shopping experience. Popularly known as the Blue Souk, the Central Market Sharjah is a perfect example of Islamic design. The market has more than 600 charming shops from where one can get anything to everything.

With blue tile on the outside walls, the market is popular among tourists and locals alike. While touring the market you will find two sections, one dedicated to gifts, electronics and goods and other one to gold, jewelry and gems that are connected with tunnels. The Blue Shouk Sharjah is a must visit place for shopping lovers. Browse through the shops and see various antiques and traditional handicrafts.

Shops in the Central Market Sharjah sell a wide selection of silver jewelry, antiques, rugs, curios, clothes, cosmetics, cameras, Omani and Yemeni antique jewelry and household goods. From the upper floors of the market you can enjoy a panoramic view of the market.

The lower floors comprise of shops selling gold, jewelry, precious and semi precious stones, fragrances, cameras, clothes, cosmetics and many other items. While going for sightseeing in Sharjah, drop in at this large traditional market for shopping. Maintained by the Sharjah Municipality, the souk open from 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 11 pm daily (except on Friday). The market also has a number of food and beverage outlets where you can recharge your energy.

Sharjah Arts & Heritage Area

Distance from Sharjah Airport: 14.4 km

One of the most fascinating tourist attractions in Sharjah is Sharjah Arts & Heritage Area, must for art and history lovers. The Art and Heritage area of Sharjah welcomes you to get drenched in its artistic and heritage flavors. The Sharjah Art Museum, established in 1995 under the Art Directorate of the Department of Culture & Information, is housed in Bait Al Serkal, Al Shuwaihiyeen area. The museum is used to display the permanent collection of artworks on the ground floor. Since its opening, thirty-three solo and group exhibitions and related activities were held at the venue.

Under the guidance of HH Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, a new Sharjah Art Museum building was inaugurated on April 9, 1997. The building has a total area of 111,000 sq. meters. The building has 2 stories, a roof deck and a basement car park. Standing in the art area it is in harmony with the other five heritage buildings.

The Sharjah Art Museum has state-of-the-art interior facilities of international art museum standards. The building is designated to the display of permanent collections of the museum and holds periodical art exhibitions for local artists and their Arab brothers as well as international artists. Other activities of the museum include organizing exchange exhibitions in coordination with art museums and other such cultural establishments and implementing various programs organized by the Department of Culture and Information in coordination with the Art Directorate and the Emirates Fine Arts Society. The lecture and seminar hall is well equipped and designed for audiovisual presentations and the implementation of educational programs. Publications are printed for all art exhibitions and relevant activities held at the museum. Documentation of various programs in audiovisual format are also produced.

Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park

Distance from Sharjah Airport: 14 km

The Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park is one of the popular tourist attractions in Sharjah UAE. The museum is just 26 km away from the center of Sharjah. This museum is the best place where you can get the first-hand information about the plant and animal life of the Arabian Desert.

Whether you are with your family or friends, the Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park is a nice place to explore and chill out. Leave all your worries outside the museum and enjoy some quality time with family and pals. While touring the museum, you will get a chance to know about a wide variety of flora and fauna.

While touring the Sharjah Natural History Museum and Dear Park, visit the Diarama Hall, Interaction Hall, Geology Hall, Flora Hall, Marine Hall, Children’s Farm, Breeding Centre, Wildlife Centre and the Last Target. The museum also has a charming cafeteria serving a variety of lips smacking delicacies. The museum also has a souvenir shop.

Sharjah Archaeological Museum

Distance from Sharjah Airport: 12 km

Sharjah, the Cultural Capital of UAE, is a treasure trove of museums and souks. As you travel to Sharjah UAE, visit the Sharjah Archaeological Museum. This fascinating museum is located at the center of the city. Just next to the Science Museum, the museum is a place popular among tourists and historians.

As you travel to Sharjah, shed all your worries and enjoy its wonderful tourist attractions. Sharjah Archaeological Museum houses a spacious library and a well-equipped conference hall. The library has a large collection of books, magazines and reports in old history and archaeology. The museum has a well-equipped store that has all the necessary equipment and material to conserve the archaeological findings.