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Sharjah is a beautiful emirate of the UAE, nicknamed as the Pearl of the Gulf and listed by UNESCO as the Cultural Capital of the Arab World. This authentic Arabian city is home to plenty of traditional souks, fascinating ancient sites, mosques and museums which preserve and highlight the city’s heritage. Sharjah has its own dedicated zone called the Sharjah Heritage area which is an iconic landmark of the city, home to some of the finest museums in the UAE, including the Sharjah Heritage Museum which displays artifacts that highlight the city’s traditional heritage and rich Emirati cultures. Another famous historic site in Sharjah is the village of Mleiha, which is home to pre-Islamic forts, Bronze Age tombs and the Mleiha Archaeological Centre where you can discover fascinating artefacts such as animal skeletons and pottery. Then there’s Sharjah Fort, a former royal residence dating back to the 18th century, which has been restored into a history museum. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holidays to Sharjah, taking you to the heart of this culturally rich city.
The best thing about Sharjah is that it is not overrun with tourists, which means you can experience more exclusivity and enjoy its attractions without the crowds. The Buhaira Corniche is one of the best tourist spots here, which makes for a scenic stroll by the water alongside some excellent cafes and restaurants. The Al Majaz Waterfront is another great leisure hub, overlooking the stunning Khaled Lagoon with architectural wonders, a jogging track, mosque, splash park, lush green spaces and the incredible Sharjah Musical Fountain. Sharjah is also an adventure lover’s haven with a host of exciting activities to enjoy, including go karting, kayaking, jet skiing, snorkelling and diving, as well as exciting desert adventures such as camel safaris and quad biking. Also among the thrilling adventure sports here is formula 1 power boat racing, which is considered as one of the world’s most spectacular sports; the city hosts the UIM F1H2O World Championship each year, which is free to attend. Book a holiday package to Sharjah with Brightsun now and look forward to boundless adventures!