Blue Souq, Sharjah

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Address: King Faisal Road - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971-65723876

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About Blue Souq, Sharjah

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. 

How To reach Blue Souq by Public Transport

  • Hiring a taxi is recommended.

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Blue Souq, Sharjah Reviews

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  • 2 long and doible storey buildings interconnected with foot bridges, One building is dedicated to textile and the other one is all about gold and silver, you can buy different kind of gold and even sale your old gold. Always negotiate prices, you can save some money and go home with a nice feeling of good deal. Public paid parking available and a nice walking area along the Sharjah creek.

  • Great place to find rugs or all origins and qualities. Make sure you haggle and have plenty of time to spare. Visit several stores and examine designs and get a good indication of price before moving to the next. Much better prices than in Dubai. Apart from the rug and pashmina stores there are no other places of interest.

  • English and Arabic بالعربية والإنكليزية The complex is a two mirrored buildings, conneceted to each other with over street internal bridges, or through external pedestrian crossing each of the buildings is in a long bazaar style with shops on the both sides, additionally some smaller shops/kiosks in the middle. Also a 2nd floor smaller shops exists. One of the buildings is dedicated to Gold & Silver, jewelry (buy, repair, exchange, manufacture) and the other one is mostly clothes but there are other shops as well (toys, watches, perfumes, oriental souvenirs and rugs, bespoke tailors, etc) It has also small cafes, cafeteria, ATMs, Exchange shops, prayer rooms, public restrooms, it has escalators as well as regular stairs but upper levels are not accessible for wheelchairs A must visit if you're visiting Sharjah, pricing is not fixed and you can haggle (I would say you should as it is expected) Parking is paid, and could be a challenge during peak hours. السوق المركزي عبارة عن مجمع لبنائين متناظرين يربط بينهما جسران للمشاة فوق الشارع الفاصل بينهما او عن طريق ممرات المشاة الخارجية. كل من البنائين يشبه الأسواق القديمة من حيث تقسيم المحلات على يمين ويسار السوق واحيانا محلات صغيرة او اكشاك في الوسط. كلا البنائين مكون من طابقين ولكن المحال العلوية اصغر احد البنائين مخصص للصاغة المختصين بالذهب والفضة والمجوهرات (بيع وشراء وتصليح وتبديل وتنفيذ) والسوق الاخر يغلب عليه الملابس ولكن هناك محلات اخرى للالعاب والساعات والعطور ومحلات بيع التذكارات الشرقيه والسجاد ومحلات خياطة وتعديل ملابس هناك ايضا أجهزة الصراف الالي ومحلات صرافة وغرف صلاة وحمامات عامة وهناك ادراج كهربائية وعادية ولكن الطوابق العلوية لا يمكن الوصول اليها بالكراسي المتحركة. من الأماكن التي يجب عليك زيارتها اذا كنت زائرا للشارقة وخذ بعلمك ان الأسعار غير مثبتة ويمكنك المفاصلة وانصحك بذلك فالبائعون يتوقعون ذلك مواقف السيارات مدفوعة ومع ذلك قد يتعذر احيانا ايجاد مكان لايقاف السيارة في اوقات الذروة

  • Hi . This is actually a traditional market design and from out side it's looks awesome. There is 2 blocks. One for clothes and shoes and a few shops of electronic devices also carpets in the second floor . Block 2 consists from gold and dimond shops . My opinion it's one of the tourist destination of emirate of sharjah

  • Perfect for gifting family and friends abroad. Also lots of nice silver and well-priced traditional items

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