Sharjah

What you can expect

Sharjah is home to amazing museums and art galleries in the country including the Sharjah Heritage Area and the Mleiha Archaeological Site. In 1998, UNESCO declared Sharjah as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World and it was recognized as the Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014.

Tourist attractions in Sharjah

Sharjah Art Museum

The upper part of the Sharjah Art Museum houses a permanent collection of Islamic art from the late 19th century onward.

Mleiha Archaeological Site

The Mleiha (pronounced “maleha”) Archaeological Center gives you a glimpse of the region’s way of life thousands of years ago through various exhibits, interactive displays, artifacts, and information panels.

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

The museum houses 5,000 artifacts from the Islamic World along with other temporary exhibits.

Al Qasba

Art lovers can look forward to year-round cultural events hosted by the Maraya Art Centre and Masrah Al Qasba.

Sharjah Fort

A visit to the Sharjah Fort allows you to learn about the history of the fort, the ruling family, and how life was in Sharjah 200 years ago.

Al Majaz Waterfront

Al Majaz Waterfront is a buzzing destination for family and friends because of its rich Emirati heritage, breathtaking landscapes, exciting recreational activities, and fun attractions.