Sharjah’s tour operators offer an exciting variety of regular as well as tailor-made tours in and around the emirate of Sharjah. As the emirate has a lot to offer, you may want to your plan to coverthe major landmarks and sights. The City Sightseeing Sharjah tour buses provide tourists and visitors a novel way to discover all its charms and its rich cultural heritage. This unique service facilitates visiting and exploring Sharjah’s stunning tourist attractions in the best possible way. A day on the ‘Hop-on-Hop-off’ double decker bus tour allows visitors to take in the most enjoyable and memorable experiences in Sharjah, as it plies across all the emirate’s famous landmarks.
There are also tours outside Sharjah into the desert and the east coast, as well asthe neighboring emirates of Dubai, the northern Emirates, Abu Dhabi and AlAin.
Book any of the half-day, full day or overnight torus and experience thrills that will leave you wanting to come back for more.
Day 1 Soak in the Sun
Sharjah is sunny and warm year-round, offering visitors the perfect opportunity to relax under the sun. Most hotels feature an outdoor swimming pool, and Sharjah’s numerous long white sandy beaches line the warm, turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. There are also plenty of private beach clubs offering all manner of watersports, from deep sea fishing to jet skiing and waterskiing. Sharjah’s east coast is renowned for its phenomenal scuba diving and snorkeling, with opportunities to swim with dolphins, turtles and a plethora of species of fish. For a more traditional experience, hop aboard a wooden dhow on Khalid Lagoon for a sunset cruise.
Day 2 Get Fascinated
Take a journey through time at the interactive, high tech Sharjah Natural History & Botanical Museum, travelling through the region’s history as you pass from one hall to the next. Fascinating displays highlight the region’s natural history, desert and marine ecosystems. Explore the stunning building and exhibits of the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization which showcases over 5,000 Islamic artifacts from all over the Islamic World, or let your imagination soar high taking in the dancing fountains while enjoying a delicious meal or Italian coffee at one of the many global restaurants and cafés at the Al Majaz Waterfront.
Day 3 Discover Amazing Culture & Heritage
Wander around the Heart of Sharjah and get an experience of a lifetime while familiarising yourself with the culture of the UAE. Take in the renovated old houses of Sharjah, such as Bait Al Naboodah or Majlis Al Midfa’a, not only to see the earliest forms of natural air conditioning and construction methods and materials, but to get a glimpse of how life was lived centuries ago. Meander through Souk Al Arsah where local handicrafts and souvenirs are sold in a traditional setting, or visit the Sharjah Maritime Museum to gain unique insights into the role of the sea in the life of ancient UAE.
Day 4 Savour the Flavours of Al Qasba
Indulge in international and regional cuisines at Al Qasba with everything on offer from Japanese to Thai to Arabic. Cosy restaurants and cafés line the banks of the canal, offering diners the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful Venetian-inspired surroundings in a family setting. Wander through the art galleries to see some of the Arab world’s best modern art. Take a ride on the Eye of the Emirates, the UAE’s largest Ferris wheel at 60 metres; sit in the air conditioned cabins and enjoy breathtaking views of Sharjah and neighbouring Dubai. Or sail down the canal in a traditional abra (boat).
Day 5 Sports Break
After a day of meetings and seriousness, lose yourself in hilarity and the spirit of competition with your colleagues at the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club. From paintball in the UAE’s largest indoor/outdoor paintball facility to golf on an award-winning course, the games can be as fun or serious as you like. If time permits, head over to the east coast to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the world’s most northerly mangrove forest while kayaking in its pristine, shallow waters. And a trip to the desert is a must for every visitor to Sharjah. Try your hand at camel riding or sand skiing, enjoy the adrenaline rush of racing up the sand dunes in a 4WD, and taste local flavors at a desert camp at the end of the evening.
Day 6 Shop till you Drop
Shopping in Sharjah is both convenient and easy, with a wide range of goods and a variety of shopping experiences ranging from high end malls to traditional souks available, all located near Sharjah’s major hotels. Modern malls like Sharjah Mega Mall, Sharjah City Centre and Sahara Centre carry world famous brands while the authentic souks offer visitors the opportunity to bargain for items from Arabian carpets, antiques and lanterns to tourist souvenirs. As Sharjah is a tax-free destination, prices are reasonable, and if you’ve forgotten anything on your shopping trip, the duty free shops at Sharjah International Airport offer a wide range of well-priced goods.