events to visit in sharjah
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Sharjah is the capital of the arts of the United Arab Emirates, which in 1998 has been awarded by UNESCO as the Capital Cultural of the Arab World by Sharjah for its efforts to preserve the heritage of the region. In this article, we have jotted down some great Events to Visit in Sharjah. Sharjah is packed with great sightseeing opportunities for museums and art lovers. The famous Sharjah Islamic Civilization Museum and the Art Museum are the main tourist attractions of Sharjah, while the Heritage Area is full of interesting historic buildings.
This is also a beautifully family-friendly destination with plenty of things for children, like the butterfly house of Al Noor Island, to explore the underwater world in the aquarium.
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
A decent spot to delve into the deep roots of Arab and Islamic history is Sharjah Museums of Islamic Civilization. There are many scientific and religious manuscripts and a collection of Islamic arts and crafts dated from the 7th to the 19th century. Particular features include the display of clay, pottery, and glass, and metal arts inlaid with silver, gold, metal, and astrolabe set.
The Museum contains objects dating back to the Abbasid and Umayyad periods, including a coin set of silver dinars and dirhams, and also retraces the exhibits of Mughal and Ottoman handicrafts from a far-reaching tentacle of Islamic history.
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Sharjah Arts Museum
This state-of-the-art facility opened in 1997 and included a permanent collection and a program of temporary exhibitions, as one of the largest art museums in the United Arab Emirates. Including precious art from the Sheik Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi's collections. There are 72 works of Arab artists from the Arab world, distributed over three floors. The works are on this site.
Other works are painters from the 18th century who visited the Middle East and were fascinated by nature, architecture, and culture. The gallery of Ali Darwish includes Sharjah aquarelles. More than 300 works of local, Arab or international artists are part of this contemporary portion. This is one of the top places to visit if you're an art lover at a Dubai weekend stop.
Sharjah Heritage Area
The Sharjah Heritage Area combines several museums, which include the Museum of Sharjah Heritage with exhibits covering the many aspects of traditional Emirates' life, the Museum of calligraphy, and the type of art of Arab art and Bait Al Naboodah, once the home of the Al Shamsi family, a refined traditional family home. They are a great place to explore the traditional Emirati culture a little deeper and to learn how it was before oil was discovered.
There are also many traditional zones like Souk Al Arsah that have been revived. Renovated in its traditional style, this large open courtyard has many stores, including silver and wooden handicrafts, jewelry, traditional clothing, and beautiful items.
In a square, on the corner of Heritage District, is the Fort of Sharjah (called Al Hisn in Arabic). It was constructed 200 years ago and was both the protective residence for the city and the traditional home of the ruling Sharjah family.
The rooms contain themes from the history of Sharjah and the role of the city as part of the trade networks in the Gulf. The careful refurbishment of the building in the late 20th century can be found in one exhibit. There is excellent views over the Heritage District and the sea from the roof.
A half-day tour to explore Sharjah's sights like Sharjah fort, the Sharjah Museum of the Heritage, and the Souk Al Arsah is offered by the Sharjah City Highlights. The guide will customize the journey to your tastes so that you can join the Islamic Civilization Museum or Art Museum on trips or wander around the Central Market as you wish. Transport from Dubai hotels included, including the pickup and drop-off.
The city's most prominent landmark is Sharjah's, Central Market. The complex blue tile on the outside has given it the Blue Souk surname. There are over 600 shops where shoppers find gold and jewelry, perfume, clothes, food, electronics, and gift stuffs.
On the top floor, you can find authentic Arabic bases, with vendors selling antiques, tapestries, jewelry from Omani and Yemen, and all kinds of exotic souvenirs. The market is also home to several cafés for downtime after shopping.
Al Noor Island
The public park in Lagoon Khalid, accessed from Corniche Street via a bridge, is Sharjah's top destination for a peaceful rest from shopping and visiting the Museum. The island integrates art with nature and features contemporary objects and art installations designed by some of the most renowned artists of the world.
The main attraction is the butterfly house in Al Noor Island, which can be seen in some 500 different species of butterflies.
Sharjah Aquarium & Maritime Museum
Sharjah, a town that always has strong links with water, highlights the role of the sea in the growth of the town. The Aquarium and the Maritime Museum The aquarium is the biggest attraction for kids and is home to some 150 species of marine life.
Interesting exhibits on traditional wooden dhows and Perl collection and fisheries are kept here at the associated maritime Museum. The highlights include the collection of glitzy pearls (including the oldest ever gathered pearl in the world) and the pretty wooden dhow outside the Museum.