Sharjah

Sharjah Archeology Museum
Sheikh Rashid bin Saqr alQassimi Road
5665466
Adult:AED 5, Family:AED 10, Children:Free
Sat to Thu 9am-1am, 5-8pm, Fri 5-8pm, Sunday: Closed

The museum explore the changing environments experienced by the region's inhabitants from the Stone Age to the present day through displays of artefacts, coins, jewellery, pottery and ancient weapons. Investigate a dig in progress, explore models of burials, houses and tombs and see the first forms of writing in this area. .

King Faisal Mosque
Al-Ittahid Square

This magnificient mosque was a gift of the Saudi Arabian King Faisal. It was opened in 1987 and has space for 15.000 people. There are separate prayer rooms for men and women and the mosque has an Islamic library with more than 7.000 books. Admission for muslims only.

Al-Qasba and Eye of the Emirates
Al-Taiwoon Road, Al-Chan Lagoon
5560777
Sat to Thu 10am to 11pm, Fr 4pm to 11 pm

At Al Qasba,you can enjoy culture, entertainment and leisure attractions representing the very best from the Arab world and beyond.

Other museums also covers marine, natural history, aviation, and other valuable aspects "http://www.sharjahmuseums.ae/".

Blue Souq (Souq Al Markazi or Central Souq)

An interesting, if slightly chaotic, shopping centre hosting around 600 shops in two wings. the ground floor shops tend to stock gold and expensive designer clothes, with the upper level containing shops stocking carpets and curios from as far afield as afghanistan and tibet. haggling over prices in the upper-level shops will frequently attract massive discounts. a great place to buy gifts and traditional goods. considered superior to dubai for carpets by western expatriates.

Sharjah Desert Park
Adult: AED 15, Children (12 – 16 years): AED 5, Children (under 12): Free
Sunday to Thursday 9 am – 5.30 pm, Friday 2 pm - 5.30 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5.30 pm, Tuesday: Closed
28 km from Sharjah on the road to Al Dhaid. It has three components spread over one square kilometre: the Natural History Museum, Arabian Wildlife Centre and the Children’s Farm.The museum provides people of all ages with an opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of the Arabian Desert and has five main exhibition halls: A Journey through Sharjah, Man and the Environment, A Journey through Time, The Living Desert and The Living Sea. The Arabian Wildlife Centre showcases the rich diversity of fauna in the Arabian Peninsula as well as teaching about species which have become, and are becoming, extinct. It contains more than 100 species of animals, and is divided into a reptile and insect house, aviary, nocturnal houses, viewing area and a section for large predators and monkeys. The children’s farm gives children a chance to come into close contact with farm animals, such as donkeys, goats, sheep and chickens.

The park covers an area of 1 km2.

Fish Market
Corniche Road
daily 5am to 1pm
opposite Blue Suq
Al-Mahattah-Museum
Estiqlal Square
5733079
Adult:AED 5, Family:AED 10, Children:Free
Sat to Thu 8am to 8pm, Fri 4pm to 8pm

Al Mahatta was the first airport in the Gulf region. It was opened in 1932 as a staging post for commercial flights from Britain to India. There is an interesting film about the daily life at the airport and Sharjah town in the 1930s and four original propeller planes stand in the hangar.