Sharjah is one of the most popular tourist place in the UAE. People come here to spend their holidays on the shore of the azure sea, to make shopping, to make a Safari through the deserts in jeeps and much more. There are many parks, beaches, museums, beautiful embankments around the lagoons, artificial Islands, beautiful modern urban architecture and architecture in the Arab style. If you are coming to Sharjah for the first time, a series of videos and slide shows with short stories will help you to plan your trip and decide what to visit and see during the holiday. The first film is a slide show of the most popular tourist destinations, consisting of photos that were taken by us during our trip. We stayed at the hotel Hilton Sharjah, which is located on the shore of the lagoon Khalid. See photos at the link here.
Sharjah. UAE. What to visit?
The city has a special tour bus on the route, which covers a significant part of the city. It provides access to all the main attractions of the city. It is more profitable to take a ticket for two days. The price already includes tickets to all museums on the route. Therefore, getting to the desired Museum you will make a sightseeing tour along the way. The bus is equipped with an audio guide in different languages. You can ride for two days as many times, visit museums, parks and shopping centers.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver, from a representative at the bus stop or via the Internet on the website www.citysightseeing.ae. On this site you can see the bus route, all stops and different options of excursions, prices and what they include. Well, for example the package that we purchased (170 AED per one adult) included:
Leisure Tour, Cultural Tour, Night Tour, Sharjah Aquarium, Al Noor Island(Butterfly House), Eye of The Emirate (Ferris Wheel), Maritime Museum, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Heritage Museum, Sharjah Fort Museum (Al Hisn), Archeology Museum, Science Museum, Al Mahatta Museum
Landscape Park on the island of al Noor.
On the East side of the Khalid lagoon on the side directly opposite from the Hilton hotel, is the island of al Noor. The entrance to it is a long bridge from the waterfront in a place near the beautiful snow-white mosque of Al Noor. Entrance fee. The island is open from 0900 am to 1100 PM, Thursday and Friday until midnight. In the photo you can see the cafe and "butterfly House", which is open from 0900 am to 0600 PM. On the island you can see wild birds, various plants and flowers. relax in a literary gazebo, for children there is a Playground, visit the house of Butterflies and drink a signature Cup of excellent coffee. I recommend to visit in the daytime, for example, from 1600 and wait for the dark time of day.
This video includes photos and videos taken during our visit to the island. Watch the video and take a tour of al Noor.
There is an official website where you can find more details www.alnoorisland.ae
Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum.
The First stop of our trip was the Museum Of the history Of Maritime Transport Sharjah and aquarium, they are in one place. The aquarium is medium in size, the corridors are both on top and under the aquarium and you can watch fish of different species from different angles. Presented all kinds of living in local waters. The aquarium is open from 0800 am to 0800 PM except Friday from 0400 PM to 1000 PM. It is a fascinating world, covering more than 150 species of fish, including beautiful clown fish, tender seahorses, Moray eels, sea rays and reef sharks. Behold the splendor of marine life of all sizes on rocky shores, coral reefs, lagoons and mangroves. Sharjah aquarium is the first and largest in the UAE. Occupying an area of 6500 m2, it consists of two floors, equipped with 20 aquariums filled with 1.8 million liters of water.
The Sharjah Maritime Museum is open from 0800 to 2000. Here you can enjoy the most interesting marine stories of Sharjah and explore the rich marine heritage of the Emirate, which was collected and documented by the inhabitants of Sharjah; the sea has played a significant role in their lives.
Museum of Cultural heritage.
The Sharjah heritage Museum first opened its doors in 2005 in the heritage area. It was renovated and reopened in 2012 in the heart of Sharjah. The Museum emphasizes authentic Arab traditions, including warm hospitality, celebrations, marriage ceremonies, science and livelihood. Presents folk tales, Proverbs, and puzzles to entertain children and help them learn in an insightful and interesting atmosphere.
Working hours are from 0800 am to 0800 PM.
Museum Al Hisn Fort.
Fort Sharjah (al-Hisn) was first renovated and opened as a Museum in 1997. Then it underwent significant repairs and reopened its doors in 2015. Fort Sharjah offers you the opportunity to learn about the modern history of Sharjah, the ruling family, the history of the Fort, the methods of defense and daily life of Sharjah 200 years ago. This well-fortified building, built in 1823, is located in the heart of Sharjah; it was the headquarters of the rulers of Sharjah and the residence of the ruling al-Qasimi family. The Fort is a square structure with a spacious courtyard in the middle. It consists of two main floors and three towers, built for defensive purposes. When it was built in 1823, it was considered the largest and most important building of Sharjah.
Open to the public from 0800 am to 0800 PM.
Juice bar the juice World.
If you decide to visit Fort al Hisn, I recommend to go on the way back to the fresh bar network "Juice world" or world of juices. It is 5 minutes from the Fort. If you get out of the Fort and walk right on the right side of the street, you will go to a large intersection on the corner, which will be such a building as in the photo. A rich assortment of juices, cocktails etc. There is also an interesting place in a special room with cooling for huge Windows, are decorated with garlands made of real fresh fruit. Tourists love to be photographed among hanging fruit