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Experience the different strands of Sharjah’s arts and cultural heritage on this 5-hour city tour. With a knowledgeable guide, start by exploring the city’s historical heart on foot. Stroll through the Souk Al Arsa, once a hub for camel-trading Bedouins; learn about Emirati life at the Heritage Museum; and delve into Sharjah’s seafaring past and marine life at the Maritime Museum and Aquarium. Enjoy photo stops at must-sees like Grand King Faisal Mosque, and later, switch your sights to wildlife at Sharjah’s Wildlife Centre and other natural history hotspots.
Distinguished as the UAE’s cultural capital, Sharjah offers an incomparable mix of heritage sites, beautiful mosques, antiquated souks, and insightful museums, among others. So come on an enlightening journey with us and explore Sharjah’s prominent cultural landmarks. Let our experienced guides intrigue you with a wealth of anecdotes and facts on the region’s fascinating culture and heritage, as you gaze out at its charming landscape and take in the astounding marvels. This city sightseeing tour of Sharjah mainly covers attractions including Qanat Al Qasba, Sharjah Corniche, and Fish Market. Besides photo ops at the beautiful King Faisal Mosque, you’ll also have an opportunity to visit Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and discover a rare collection of arts and artifacts dating back to more than 1400 years. Most of all, for a distinct and exciting dose of retail therapy, hit some of the oldest as well as largest souks in the country, such as Souk Al Arsa and Souk Al Markazi.
Discover Sharjah’s seafaring heritage and undersea world on a 2-hour Sharjah Maritime Museum and Sharjah Aquarium tour. Head inside Sharjah Aquarium to admire the exotic marine life of the Arabian Gulf. See colorful clownfish, seahorses, sharks and more; and learn about Sharjah’s coasts, reefs and marine conservation projects. Afterward, delve into the emirate’s ocean-going past at the fascinating Maritime Museum. Inspect historical wooden Arabian ‘dhow’ sailboats, uncover traditional fishing and pearl diving techniques, and view one of the world’s oldest pearls, thought to be 7,000 years old.
Sharjah prides itself on being the steady-as-she-goes emirate, but don’t let that dissuade you. It's confident, worldly, multi-dimensional, interesting, and definitely less noisy than its cousin down the road. Join me on a wander down the shaded laneways and in and out of old houses and new spaces. Together we'll explore what remains of the old part of town. There are houses and mosques, museums and galleries, palm trees and pearl merchants, all waiting for you. You'll enjoy • peeking inside traditional houses • contemporary design inspired by Sharjah's craft heritage • souqs for shopping • hidden little alleyways. And you'll hear fun stories about • what you can do with your leftover goat hooves • who has a PhD in piracy studies • coral farming • how to order the perfect lime and mint juice drink The exact route can be seen upon downloading the tour or previewed in the app, and it works offline. It's a self-guided audio tour that can be listened to anytime.
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What are the best Historical Tours in Sharjah?
The best Historical Tours in Sharjah according to Viator travelers are:
- Sharjah Arts Heritage and Culture Tour
- Sharjah City Tour
- Tour of Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum
- Old Sharjah: Browse the shady lanes and aromatic souqs on a walking audio tour
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