Best Things To Do in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Are you looking for what to do in Sharjah?

While on your tour of Sharjah city, we recommend you explore the Sharjah Aquarium and the beautiful and well developed Al Majaz waterfront. Your Sharjah itinerary should also include a visit to Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and the grand Arabian Wildlife Centre. For shopping, head over to the traditional Blue Souk or the plush Sharjah City Centre Mall. Other prominent tourist attractions in Sharjah include the Sharjah Maritime Museum, the Al Noor Mosque, the Sharjah Classic Car Museum, the Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park and the Sharjah Heritage Museum. 

Below we have a list of things to do in Sharjah and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Sharjah getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Sharjah with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Sharjah

Here is the list of things to do in Sharjah and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Sharjah Aquarium

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    Sharjah Aquarium


    Sharjah aquarium opened in the year 2008. The Sharjah Aquarium takes visitors on a magnificent journey into the deep blue waters. Visitors get to explore the diverse marine creatures along with getting insights into the historic ports and coastal areas of Sharjah. Housing over 150 species, at the aquarium, you will find moray eels, clownfish, reef sharks, seahorses, sea rays and many other such...Read more
  2. Al Majaz Waterfront

    4.4 (7727 Votes)
    Al Majaz Waterfront

    Waterfront, Garden, Park

    The Al Majaz waterfront is a beautiful lakefront garden located around the Altaqwa Mosque. Boasting of lush manicured lawns, within the boundaries of the waterfront you will find: Family friendly attractions Fountains that are lit up magnificently in the evenings Play areas for children Plenty of restaurants A jogging track Mini Golf Mini Splash Park While exploring the Al Majaz Waterfront, y...Read more
  3. Al Qasba

    Art And Culture, Restaurant, Leisure

    An out an out tourist and business area, Al Qasba is an amalgamation of arts, culture, restaurants and leisurely activities. Major attractions and activities in the area include: Maraya Art Centre Al Qasba Musical Fountain Kids Fun Zone Eye of the Emirates Ferris Wheel Abra Rides Fural Quaddouri Music Centre Body & Soul Health Club and spa
  4. Sharjah Museum Of Islamic Civilization


    Opened in the year 2008, this relatively new museum in Sharjah has on display thousands of Islamic artefacts spread across 7 galleries. These galleries are: The Abu Bakr Gallery of Islamic Faith (introduces visitors to Islam and the Holy Quran) The Ibn Al-Haytham Gallery of Science and Technology (diplays achievements of Islamic science and the contributions of Islamic scholars) Islamic Art Ga...Read more
  5. Arabia's Wildlife Centre

    4.4 (245 Votes)
    Arabia's Wildlife Centre Image

    Wildlife Sanctuary , Nature

    Housing the world’s largest collection of Arabian Wildlife, the Arabian Wildlife Centre is a must visit on your tour of Sharjah. This is the only zoological park in the Middle East to be indoors, the centre has been divided into many sections depending upon the group of animal species. The Arabian Wildlife Centre is home to reptiles, ungulates, birds, invertebrates, marine life and noctur...Read more
  6. Blue Souq

    4.2 (1518 Votes)
    Blue Souq

    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 ...Read more
  7. Central Souq

    4.2 (13 Votes)
    Central Souq Image
    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 ...Read more
  8. Sharjah Maritime Museum

    4.4 (11 Votes)
    Sharjah Maritime Museum Image


    If you want to know more about Emirate’s marine history and heritage, head over to the Sharjah Maritime Museum. Being a coastal area, the sea played a major role in the development of Sharjah over 6000 years ago. On display are fascinating objects and artefacts such as: traditional wooden dhows Arabian pearls The Al Qasimiyah ship docked opposite the museum The Asamaa Ship Information ab...Read more
  9. Al Noor Mosque

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    Al Noor Mosque


    Sharjah city is home to over 600 mosques and the Al Noor Mosque is arguably the most famous mosque of them all. Having striking architecture, the mosque has a Turkish Ottoman design and it is said that the architecture was influenced by the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque of Istanbul. There are only 3 mosques in Sharjah that are open to visitors and the Al Noor Mosque is one of them. The mosque was ...Read more
  10. Sharjah Classic Car Museum Image

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Opened in the year 2008, the Sharjah Classic Car Museum is a must visit for car lovers. It has on display over 100 classic cars of different brands manufactured between 1917 and the 1960s. With an aim of maintaining the historical value of classic cars, the museum is doing a pretty good job to protect these beautiful vintage vehicles. Highlights of the museum exhibits include the 1915 Dodge mod...Read more
  11. Sharjah Natural History Museum And Desert Park

    Museum, Park, Entertainment, Natural History Museum

    A captivating place to visit while in Sharjah, the Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park provides visitors a chance to travel through time by showing them UAE’s natural history. On display are exhibits related to the marine and desert ecosystems, prehistoric fossils, dinosaur models and a lot more. If you love plants and botany, you can also visit the Sharjah Botanical Museum whi...Read more
  12. King Faisal Mosque

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    King Faisal Mosque


    Spread across an area of 12,000-square-metre, the magnificent King Faisal Mosque is the largest in UAE. Named after King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the former Ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this mosque boasts of beautiful architecture and provides for fantastic photography opportunities. Note that entry is only for people of Islamic faith. The prayer halls of the mosque can accommoda...Read more
  13. Sharjah Heritage Museum

    4.5 (2034 Votes)
    Sharjah Heritage Museum


    Located in the heart of Sharjah, the Sharjah Heritage Museum was opened in the year 2005. If you want to know or understand the culture of the city, you should visit this museum as it is dedicated to highlighting and preserving Sharjah’s heritage. Get to know the rich culture of UAE and learn about the history of the region. The exhibits are divided into 6 galleries which showcase ‘...Read more
  14. Souk Al Arsah

    4.1 (1190 Votes)
    Souk Al Arsah

    Entertainment, Market, Shopping Center

    One of the oldest markets in UAE, the Souk Al Arsah houses many stores, stalls and shops selling items and artefacts such as handicrafts, ittar (perfume oils), medicinal herbs, traditional Arabic jewellery, bridal as well as pearl embellished chests, garments, wooden objects, coffee pots, handmade jewellery, incense, carpets and a lot more. The souk is a must visit for shopaholics. After you ar...Read more
  15. Sharjah City Centre

    4.2 (858 Votes)
    Sharjah City Centre

    Mall, Shopping Center

    A huge mall in the heart of Sharjah, the Sharjah City Centre houses over 120 stores, 16 food outlets and a Magic Planet family entertainment centre. Brands and eateries within the mall include: Hypermarket of Carrefour Toys R Us Al Yashmac Bossini Splash The Body Shop Mothercare Accessorize KFC H&M Pure Gold Shamiana Riva Baskin Robins and many more.