Private Tour: Sharjah City Highlights From Dubai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal)
    • For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pic.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get to know Sharjahs incredible history and culture on a half-day trip from Dubai, led by a private guide! The comprehensive 4.5-hour excursion introduces you to the citys must-visit sites, such as the striking King Faisal Mosque, historical fort of Al Hisn, Sharjah Heritage Museum and more. Lose yourself in the shoppers paradise of Souq Al Arsah and Souq Al Markazi, and learn all about day to day life in the UNESCO-listed city.

Know More about this tour

Leave Dubai with your private guide and travel north to Sharjah, the coastal city thats often known as the Pearl of the Gulf. As you travel, chat with your guide about the UNESCO-listed city, and about the things that you want to see. Your itinerary is flexible so if theres something you particularly want to see, simply let your guide know.

First stop is King Faisal Mosque, Sharjahs largest place of worship that was gifted to the city by the Saudi Arabian king. Stretch your legs on a stroll around the outside and pose for pictures in front of its towering minarets.

Continue to Al Hisn Sharjah, the citys historical fortress, and hear how the building was once lived in by Al Qasimi the citys ruling family. Stroll around inside and admire the traditional Emirati architecture and artifacts that date back some 200 years. Nearby is Sharjah Heritage Museum, so head here next to browse a fascinating array of exhibits that document the citys history.

After getting acquainted with the citys religious history and heritage, head to the souks to discover the importance of these lively markets in everyday Emirati life. Wander through Souq Al Arsah to browse stalls selling colorful pashminas and khanjars (daggers) alongside everyday herbs and spices, and hear stories of the Persian traders who hawked their wares at the souk almost 50 years ago.

Travel on to Souq Al Markazi where stalls brandishing gold and diamond jewelry are sandwiched between silk carpet shops. Enjoy some free time to explore the stalls and shop for souvenirs, and then start your journey back to Dubai. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned mini van

Entry/Admission - Sharjah Heritage Museum

Entry/Admission - King Faisal Mosque

Entry/Admission - Souk Al Arsah

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel

It is considered offensive to photograph Arab women

Men and women should ensure shoulders and knees are covered when in public, especially in souks, shops and villages

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Nov-2015

    The tour was excellent. Special thanks to the guide Mr. Garmeny ? who really was very knowledgeable, professional and generally pleasant.

  • 07-Jul-2013

    Since having problems with previous two tours in Dubai, we were given a different driver for this one. He was excellent and the tour was very interesting. He took us to the museum which was great and other places of interest. Plenty of photo stops. He didn't rush us and it was a very enjoyable morning. We were told by our previous day's guide that there was nothing to see in Sharjah. There was plenty. Would recommend this tour.

  • 23-Sep-2011

    a different way to look at an intereting city. a lovely guide.