Central Souq

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  • Address: Al Majaz, at the end of Corniche Road, close to Khalid Lagoon, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +971-65623333
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

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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  • Central Souq Address: Al Majaz, at the end of Corniche Road, close to Khalid Lagoon, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Central Souq Contact Number: +971-65623333
  • Central Souq Timing: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Central Souq Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Central Souq(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Central Souq: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 0.65% of people who visit Sharjah include Central Souq in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Central Souq visit around 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Central Souq

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Central Souq

People normally club together Sharjah Museum Of Islamic Civilization and Blue Souq while planning their visit to Central Souq.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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.

  • Good for shoping Gold, but closes very early. Other classic things like carpets, stole, Silver products are well available. Look is very pleasant.

  • 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

  • the right building is for gold and carpet (and souvenirs). the left building is for clothes (abaya). the market is clean. not many food stalls. not to crowded. you can find a good bargain for souvenirs in the second floor of the right building. do explore, don't just feel satisfied at the first shop. try the second than the third and so on. find a good seller that is not too aggresive.

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