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Sharjah – A Rich Heritage

Sharjah, a budding travel destination for many travel enthusiasts is the UAE’s third most populous city and third largest city. Its the lesser known neighbor of Dubai but it offers an unforgettable charm to all tourists. Sharjah’s rich heritage is one of the most amazing things about it. The city’s close proximity to Dubai also makes it easy to infuse a visit into your trip. It takes about 45 minutes to travel by road to Dubai city centre. Let’s get into how best to enjoy a vacation with Wakanow in Sharjah.

Pro tip: You can book a flight to Sharjah and then move to Dubai by road as flight fares to Sharjah are cheaper. The other advantage of this, is that you get to explore 2 cities without breaking the bank.

Things To Do

Jet-Skiing: Enjoy water sports like jet-skiing on the lagoon. This is a popular activity around the Khalid Lagoon.
Boat tour: Go on a boat tour around Sharjah to get a full experience of the city. You can also choose to go on a half day tour from Sharjah to Dubai.
Al- Mamza Beach: If you’re looking for a quieter beach than the ones in the UAE’s major cities, Al- Mamza is the right one.

Places to Visit:

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization: The museum covers the evolution of Islamic civilization with more than 4,500 Islamic artifacts. These artifacts have been collected from different parts of the world. The museum teaches a lot about history, Islamic science and innovation.

Souk Al- Arsah: This souk (market) is considered the oldest in the country. It houses a traditional coffee house so apart from shops so you can sit and help.

Sharjah Aquarium: Is a maritime museum that features many deep sea creatures. This location also teaches about and gives an insight into Sharjah’s historic coasts.

Sharjah Desert Park: This park consists of 3 different components: National history museum, Arabian wildlife center & children’s farm. This location gives tourists an opportunity to earn about the flower and fauna of the Arabian desert. The children’s farm allows kids learn more about farm animals and get in close contact with them.

Eyes of the Emirate: Is an amazing tourist location that consists of a water park on an island. A ride on the eyes of the Emirate offers you a bird’s eye view of Sharjah.

King Faisal Mosque: This mosque is the largest in Sharjah and is named after King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The mosque has functions even apart from hosting male and female worshippers. The building not only houses the mosque. The second floor is occupied by Sharjah’s Department of Islamic Affairs.

Al- Noor Mosque: is one of the first mosques in Sharjah to open up to non- Muslims. The beauty of the mosque is one that draws people from far and near.

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