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From Dubai: Sharjah City Tour

From Dubai: Sharjah City Tour

This tour will take you to Sharjah, the "Pearl of the Gulf". A pivotal landmark to see during the tour is King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Emirates. You will visit the renovated Fort of Sharjah, the former residence of the ruling family built in 1820.  Then you'll proceed to wander through the adjacent souk "Al Arsa". Before returning, there's time to stroll and shop at souk "Al Markazi" – a treasure trove of carpets, jewellery and handicrafts.

Sharjah Half Day Trip with Souks and Islamic Musuem

Sharjah Half Day Trip with Souks and Islamic Musuem

Discover the vibrant cultural tapestry of Sharjah on a captivating day tour from Dubai. Your journey into the heart of this Emirate's history and traditions begins with a visit to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation. Here, you'll be immersed in the beauty and significance of Islamic art, culture, and history, as you explore a treasure trove of artifacts and exhibits. Next, step back in time as you enter the formidable Al Hisn Fort, a historical landmark that embodies Sharjah's rich past. Delve into the heritage of the region as you wander through the fort's well-preserved chambers and experience the essence of Emirati life in bygone eras. Your tour continues with a visit to the bustling Souk Al-Markazi, where you'll have the opportunity to engage with local vendors and browse an array of traditional products, from exquisite handicrafts to fragrant spices. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of this marketplace as you embrace the flavors and colors of Sharjah. As your day unfolds, you'll journey to the renowned Gold Souk, a paradise for jewelry enthusiasts. Marvel at the glittering displays of intricate gold and precious gemstone creations, and perhaps find a unique piece to take home as a cherished souvenir. Throughout your tour, you'll be guided by an experienced host who will provide insights into the cultural significance and historical context of each site. Your adventure from Dubai to Sharjah promises an immersive exploration of the Emirate's heritage and a deeper understanding of its place in the UAE's cultural mosaic.

Half Day Sharjah and Ajman City Sightseeing Tour from Dubai

Half Day Sharjah and Ajman City Sightseeing Tour from Dubai

Picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide A photo stop at the Cultural Square of Sharjah, designed by the Spanish sculptor Carlos Marinas Rubias, aimed to represent the city's spiritual heart. The next stop on this tour is “Al Majarrah Souk,” - A golden roof souk building that used to be a famous shopping place and is now converted into the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. This museum has the best collections of exquisite Islamic artifacts from worldwide. Move on to the next attraction, i.e., the central souk popularly known as ‘The Blue Souk.’ An authentic Arabic market and a must-see place in Sharjah. King Faisal mosque will be the last stop on the Sharjah City Tour, spread across 12,000 square meters, named after King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the former Ruler of Saudi Arabia. Move ahead on this tour with a panoramic view of Ajman city, the smallest Emirate in the UAE. The half-day city tour of Sharjah and Ajman will end with this visit; drive back to the Dubai drop-off location or hotel.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Dubai: Sharjah City Tour

From Dubai: Sharjah City Tour

This tour will take you to Sharjah, the "Pearl of the Gulf". A pivotal landmark to see during the tour is King Faisal Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Emirates. You will visit the renovated Fort of Sharjah, the former residence of the ruling family built in 1820.  Then you'll proceed to wander through the adjacent souk "Al Arsa". Before returning, there's time to stroll and shop at souk "Al Markazi" – a treasure trove of carpets, jewellery and handicrafts.

Sharjah Half Day Trip with Souks and Islamic Musuem

Sharjah Half Day Trip with Souks and Islamic Musuem

Discover the vibrant cultural tapestry of Sharjah on a captivating day tour from Dubai. Your journey into the heart of this Emirate's history and traditions begins with a visit to the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation. Here, you'll be immersed in the beauty and significance of Islamic art, culture, and history, as you explore a treasure trove of artifacts and exhibits. Next, step back in time as you enter the formidable Al Hisn Fort, a historical landmark that embodies Sharjah's rich past. Delve into the heritage of the region as you wander through the fort's well-preserved chambers and experience the essence of Emirati life in bygone eras. Your tour continues with a visit to the bustling Souk Al-Markazi, where you'll have the opportunity to engage with local vendors and browse an array of traditional products, from exquisite handicrafts to fragrant spices. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of this marketplace as you embrace the flavors and colors of Sharjah. As your day unfolds, you'll journey to the renowned Gold Souk, a paradise for jewelry enthusiasts. Marvel at the glittering displays of intricate gold and precious gemstone creations, and perhaps find a unique piece to take home as a cherished souvenir. Throughout your tour, you'll be guided by an experienced host who will provide insights into the cultural significance and historical context of each site. Your adventure from Dubai to Sharjah promises an immersive exploration of the Emirate's heritage and a deeper understanding of its place in the UAE's cultural mosaic.

Half Day Sharjah and Ajman City Sightseeing Tour from Dubai

Half Day Sharjah and Ajman City Sightseeing Tour from Dubai

Picked up from your hotel or selected location by your tour guide A photo stop at the Cultural Square of Sharjah, designed by the Spanish sculptor Carlos Marinas Rubias, aimed to represent the city's spiritual heart. The next stop on this tour is “Al Majarrah Souk,” - A golden roof souk building that used to be a famous shopping place and is now converted into the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. This museum has the best collections of exquisite Islamic artifacts from worldwide. Move on to the next attraction, i.e., the central souk popularly known as ‘The Blue Souk.’ An authentic Arabic market and a must-see place in Sharjah. King Faisal mosque will be the last stop on the Sharjah City Tour, spread across 12,000 square meters, named after King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the former Ruler of Saudi Arabia. Move ahead on this tour with a panoramic view of Ajman city, the smallest Emirate in the UAE. The half-day city tour of Sharjah and Ajman will end with this visit; drive back to the Dubai drop-off location or hotel.

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