Sharjah is a beautiful city located in the Sharjah emirates in UAE. Overlooking the Persian Gulf, Sharjah is the cultural center of UAE and beautifully preserves the art and culture of the region. The Heritage Area of Sharjah is a must visit for all travellers. There are several historic buildings that have been reconstructed in the Heritage Area and there are also some good and interesting museums. The Al Hisn Fort has been renovated and houses the Sharjah Fort Museum, which gives visitors a glimpse into the history of the area. The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization,Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Bait al-Naboodah and the Souq al-Arsah are also a part of the Heritage District.
The Sharjah Desert Park located about 28km from the city center is an excellent destination for one and all. The area is spread over 1 square kilometer and houses a number of attractions including Natural History Museum, Arabian Wildlife Center, etc. Al-Qasba is another cultural center which gives visitors an insight into the art and culture of the Arab world. The Al-Mahattah-Museum, Sharjah Archeology Museum and the Sharjah Art Museum are also good to visit.
Sharjah also satiates shopping lovers. There are numerous world-class malls and traditional souks dotted around the city. The Blue Souk or the Central Souq is the main shopping destination in the city. Other good places to shop are Souq al-Arsah, Sharjah City Centre, Sharjah Mega Mall, Ansar Mall, Al Shaab Village, Emax, etc.
Sharjah is served by the Sharjah International Airport, which is located about 15km from the city center. There is a shuttle bus service that leaves the airport every 30 minutes to the Sharjah center. Taxis are also available at the airport.
All restaurants in Sharjah serve halal food; hence visitors can dine without any concerns. Some of the best places to dine in Sharjah are Mushmaool Arabic Grill Restaurant,Lasani,Syed Al Biryani,Seashells, Al Gahwa Al Shaabiya, Sadaf, Café Undici, Royale Spice Restaurant, etc.
There are over 600 mosques in Sharjah. The most well-known mosques in Sharjah are King Faisal Mosque, Noor Mosque, Maghfirah Mosque, Al Zahra Mosque, Al Majaz Mosque, etc.