It has a rich history plus it is considered to be the centre of Islamic culture in the UAE, having previously held UNESCO designations in Arab and Islamic cultures.
Here are 23 fantastic places to visit while you’re in Sharjah.
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation is dedicated to Islamic art and contains over 100,000 artifacts.
The Sharjah Corniche runs for just over 4 miles along the coast of Sharjah. It is lined with palm trees and a great place to walk, jog or cycle. It is particularly lovely at sunset.
This beautiful island is home to more than 85 species of plants and its centre piece is the butterfly centre, home to over 500 butterflies.
The building dates back 150 years and today it is home to shops selling souvenirs and clothing as well as restaurants and cafes.
This is another great place to come to buy traditional items as souvenirs to take home.