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7 Amazing Local Experiences in Sharjah

7 Amazing Local Experiences in Sharjah


Finding a great vacation destination is often hard, especially if people in your area have little knowledge about their city. Hotel 72 is located right here in Sharjah and we would love to share with our guests 5 experiences that are the best of Sharjah – the things that may not necessarily be listed in a travel guidebook.

Why Stay in Sharjah For Your Vacation?

Sharjah is a region in the northern part of the UAE with a rich cultural heritage. Due to its location, Sharjah offers its residents and visitors an amazing variety of natural beauty, cultural adventure and raw entertainment. Sharjah has been endowed with an abundance of beautiful waterfalls, pristine beaches and fascinating desert landscapes to suit most tastes. Anyone with just a little bit of imagination can easily enjoy himself here for days on end in pure bliss and merriment.

1. Sharjah Aquarium

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Sharjah is the aquarium located at the Sharjah Corniche, which is a long promenade that stretches along the coast of the city.

The aquarium is a great place to visit if you want to see different types of marine life and learn more about them. The aquarium hosts over 15,000 marine animals including sharks, rays and turtles. There are also many other interesting exhibits like jellyfish tanks and touch pool areas where you can get up close and personal with some sea creatures.

2. Indulge in an Authentic Emirati Meal at the Act Hotel Oscar Restaurant

The Equation Restaurant at Hotel 72 is one of the most popular destinations for locals and tourists alike. It’s a perfect place to enjoy authentic Emirati cuisine and also offers a great selection of continental dishes from all over the world.

The pristine hotel restaurant with best hotel reviews in Sharjah has been operating for years now, and it is one of the most luxurious new-fashioned restaurants in Sharjah. Our sharp tantalising culinary skills are evident in our servings of traditional Emirati food such as kabsa, rice with lamb and chicken, fuul (broad bean soup), lamb shank stewed with tomatoes, onions and spices, hummus, falafel and other local dishes.

3. Dive deep into history with a visit to Mleiha Archeological Centre

The Mleiha Archeological Centre is unique in that it is one of the few places in the world where you can see the remains of an ancient civilization preserved in an almost pristine condition. The site was discovered by accident by a local man who was digging for sand and found some pottery shards.

Since then, several other archeologists have excavated the area and revealed a Neolithic village dating back to 7000 BC. The ruins include houses, tombs, temples, and workshops where people made pottery and worked with flint rocks. Visiting this site will give you a glimpse into what life might have been like here thousands of years ago.

4. Adventures in Al Majaz Waterfront Sharjah

Located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, this area offers many fun activities for everyone, from children to adults. Amazing local experiences you can have at Al Majaz Waterfront Sharjah are boating, swimming at the beach, experiencing sandboarding, having a picnic on the beach and watching a movie under the stars.

Al Majaz Waterfront is perfect for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. The waterfront is home to many hotels and restaurants that offer amazing views of the sea and cityscape. If you are staying at a hotel near Al Majaz Waterfront Sharjah there are also several attractions within walking distance including Al Majaz Park, Al Majaz Corniche Beach and Al Qasba Corniche Beach.

5. Sharjah Heritage Museum

The Sharjah Heritage Museum was opened as part of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development's initiative to document and preserve Emirati heritage. This impressive museum contains over 3,000 rare artefacts from ancient civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia. The artefacts were found near Sharjah's archaeological sites such as Al-Jumeirah Island and Al-Dibba area. Visit the museum to learn about the past civilizations that contributed to the development of modern civilization today.

6. Explore the Souks for a unique shopping experience

If you’re looking for a place to explore the traditional way of life in the UAE, then Sharjah is one of the best destinations. From the souks to the mosques, from historical landmarks to modern attractions, Sharjah has it all.

The Central Souk is a must-visit destination for any tourist coming to Sharjah. The market is considered one of the largest markets in the region with over 200 shops selling wares from all over the world. The Souk Al Jubail is another popular attraction that offers visitors a glimpse into the past by showcasing traditional handicrafts made by local artisans. Here you can find everything from gold jewellery, wooden toys and furniture to hand woven carpets and even clothes.

There are also many small local shops selling spices and other items at reasonable prices so don’t forget to check them out too.

7. Enjoy Desert Adventures

The desert is a place of adventure and excitement. So if you like the idea of a trip, but don’t want to go all the way to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, then Sharjah is the place to be. Sharjah has many desert adventures for all ages. You can enjoy camel rides through the desert, or even drive your own car through it. There are some great options for the best hotels in Sharjah too – including the Hotel 72.

Have you been to these popular tourist spots in Sharjah? Tell us what most fascinated you about them. We know that the Emirati culture is a unique experience that many people enjoy when travelling to this part of the world. With so much diversity on display in the region, there is something for everyone.

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