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Sharjah is like a second home to museum and art lovers. Granted the title of Cultural Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO in 1998, it lives on to preserve the Emirati history. This makes Sharjah an interesting choice for the tourists.
With fascinating buildings and marvelous museums to visit, Sharjah is just the right spot for a family vacation. However, these are not the only attractions. With parks having real-life animals, waiting for you to pet them, children are sure to have an amazing time.
Let’s take a look at the top 7 tourist attractions that Sharjah holds for us:
1. Sharjah Arts Museum
This is the largest Arts Museum you can find in all of the United Arab Emirates – it must really be special in conserving what it has to earn that title since it opened in 1997. The focus in here is on the artists who have helped by adding colors to the Arab world. There are 72 galleries for you to visit over a structure that’s spread out to 3 floors and artworks as ancient as the 18th century.
2. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
As the name suggests, the museum holds a collection lot of manuscripts, art and craftwork that are religious and scientific. From clay to pottery, glass to metallic handicrafts, the museum has a beautiful Islamic artwork history to be explored.
3. Sharjah Science Museum
A perfect museum for children as it is the only interactive one in all of the UAE. There are elements that have designed to keep children fascinated alongside other fun activities. These include grip strength and balance, making a cartoon, building a puzzle and even a Playspace for children. Planetarium also attracts the tourists by giving them a tour of the deep skies of the universe.
4. Sharjah’s Central Market
Central Market is the landmark of the city of Sharjah which is famous for its intricate blue tile work. Because of that it is also called the Blue Souk. Holding 600 shops inside, the Central Market has variety of items for the tourists to buy. If you want to experience the authentic Arabian bazaar, visit the upper floor and be awed by it.
5. Sharjah Natural History Museum and Desert Park
Want to learn about the contents that the Arabian Desert holds? Take your children to Sharjah’s Natural History Museum and Desert Park. There’s a children farm where children can get up close with the farm animals. Don’t forget to Geology Hall for an audio-visual presentation about life on earth.
It is a suburb that is known for many entertainment options once there. But perhaps the most astonishing of them all is the Eye of the Emirates, a big wheel that gives you a view of the entire city while you’re on.
7. Khor Fakkan
It is a town located on the east coast and is the second largest in its kind. There’s a container port for the visitors to explore and a diving spot, Shark Island, with many other exhilarating sites to visit. Another sightseeing spot in Khor Fakkan is the Rifaisa Dam found inland in the mountains – a beautiful sight to soar eyes.
So the next time you are taking time out for vacation, visit Sharjah and explore the spectacular spots! Don’t forget to have fun while you are at it.