Blue Souq

Currently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
  • Address: King Faisal Road - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +971-65723876
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Housed inside an architecturally marvellous structure (it is one of the most photographed buildings in Sharjah), the Blue Souk is where you should head over to if you want to shop till you drop! Home to over 600 shops, the souk is embellished in blue tiling thus giving it the name. Also known as Central Market, the souk has traders selling items such as electrical goods, traditional as well as antique jewellery, kitchen utensils, gold, famous UAE gems, perfumes, souvenirs and even Arabic carpets.

Trivia: The impressive building was designed by British architects Michael Lyle & Partners. The Ruler of Sharjah, HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi gave his inputs during the designing stage. 

  • Hiring a taxi is recommended.

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  • Blue Souq Address: King Faisal Road - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
  • Blue Souq Contact Number: +971-65723876
  • Blue Souq Timing: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Blue Souq Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Blue Souq(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Blue Souq: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 75.79% of people who visit Sharjah include Blue Souq in their plan

  • 74.65% of people start their Blue Souq visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Blue Souq

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

94.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Blue Souq

People normally club together Al Qasba and Textile Souk while planning their visit to Blue Souq.

People also prefer to end their day with Blue Souq.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A different but more real Souk than what you get in Dubai. The building's exterior architecture is stunning. An excellent place to buy your jewellery or carpets. The toilets could do with freshening up but that's the way it is. If you're in Dubai then get a bus / taxi to Sharjah and get your jewellery here. This is more commonly known as the Blue Souk if you're needing to give a taxi driver the location.

  • It is beautiful mall in Sharjah. It is also known as blue souq because of blue tiled outer walls. It is one of the most photographed building in Sharjah. If you are in Sharjah , try to spend some time here.

  • Central Souq is a place where you can buy, sell and exchange Gold and other precious items. You can find wide variety of jewellery from bunch of stores. This place is good for family shopping and getting a parking around is the only toughest part getting here.

  • The entire market is filled with gold shops with variety of designs. There are few shop that also sell silver, antique souvenir and traditional clothing. This place is quiet famous with tourists as it's one of the most impressive landmarks of sharjah.

  • Architectural master piece, well known place of Sharjah for shopping gold & silver jewellery, garments, traditional home decor items, shoes and many more... Famous gold souq sandwich is must to try

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