Blue Souq

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  • Address: King Faisal Road - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +971-65723876
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Blue Souq - Review

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Blue Souq

  • 95% of people who visit Sharjah include Blue Souq in their plan

  • 76.81% of people start their Blue Souq visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Blue Souq

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

92.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Blue Souq

People normally club together One And Only Royal Mirage Spa and King Faisal Mosque 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

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Blue Souq, Sharjah Reviews

  • Great place to get souvenirs and silver jewelry. There are also shops that sell original brands of perfume at half the price. These are not knock offs but rather testers and perfumes without the branded boxes. Well worth a visit.

  • If you are in the market for beautiful carpets, this is the place to go. Excellent choices from Iran and Afghanistan abound. There are also a number of jewelry shops and shops selling other decorative items such as printed tablecloths from Iran, pillow covers and shawls from India and much more. The good stuff is on the second floor. The shops on the first floor sell rather ordinary items. Bargaining is expected. Note that shops close down for an afternoon break and don’t open again until 4. Carpet shopping takes time and don’t feel obligated to buy if you don’t see something you like. Unfurling carpet after carpet is part of the salesman’s routine. And you may get served a nice cup of tea.

  • Great peace of architecture. Ideal place to buy gold and visit only to see the beautiful buildings. Located beside majaz waterfront nice place to shop and hangout

  • Very good location. Two rows under cover shopping area, a clothing and jewellery. Near to the corniche, the central market and to the bus station. The red tour bus starts from here too. Good location to park my bike.

  • Good place for shopping for cheap clothes, toys, video games, and jewellery. Kids can have fun here with quick snacks while you shop. Also there are a couple of coffee shops.

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