Sharjah is a charming UAE city renowned as the Pearl of the Gulf, boasting a perfect blend of modernity and rich cultural heritage. This global metropolis is a very traditional Arabic destination and is widely considered as the Middle East’s cultural capital, home to boundless ancient sites, mosques, bustling souks and restored museums and houses. You can start your sightseeing tour of this vibrant city by heading to Sharjah Fort, a royal residence constructed in the 18th century. This iconic site has since been restored into a local history museum. Visit the Ottoman style Al Noor Mosque, another highlight attraction of Sharjah which features magnificent domes and pointed minarets. For a getaway filled with thrill, book cheap flights to Sharjah through Brightsun Travel and look forward to many adventures, including go karting in Al Montazah, jet skiing at Khor Fakkan Beach, kayaking at Kalba, snorkelling at Snoopy Island, quad biking in the Al Badayer Desert and paragliding in Mleiha. If you’d prefer a laid-back travel experience, you can stroll through a date palm plantation in Al Dhaid and enjoy a leisurely camel ride in the Arabian Desert.
Sharjah is home to several excellent museums which allow you to step back in time and learn about fascinating cultures. Visit the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization to explore a range of metallic handicrafts, manuscripts, pottery and old navigation instruments. Step inside the Sharjah Maritime Museum to learn about old techniques used in the fishing and pearling industry; here you can also browse a rare collection of Arabian pearls and wooden boats. Head to the Sharjah Classic Cars Museum to witness a variety of more than 100 classic and luxury cars. Another captivating museum worth visiting here is the Sharjah Archaeology Museum that showcases metals, jewellery, and pottery from the Bronze Age and coins, weapons and tools from the Stone Age. Then there’s the Sharjah Heritage Museum that displays lots of artifacts related to the customs, lifestyle, marriages and festivals of the local people. Don’t forget to visit the Sharjah Art Museum where you can discover various sculptures and paintings created by Arabian artists from the 18th and 19th century. Brightsun Travel offers discounted airfares to Sharjah from India, taking you to the heart of this iconic cultural centre.