An Emirate is considerably larger than its neighbouring city in Dubai and has a coastline on both the West and East Coast of the peninsula. Sharjah, the cultural capital of UAE, is the third largest among the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Drive through the smallest emirates of the country Ajman. This half-day city tour from Dubai gives you a brief introduction to Sharjah and Ajman emirates. Visit the most popular attractions like Al Majarrah souk, Sharjah Museum, Blue souk, and Ajman Museum and learn more about Emirate culture and history!
Meet our guide at 09:00 am approximately at your hotel in Dubai and drive to Sharjah. After selecting your hotel from the list you will be informed about the exact pick up time.
The half-day city tour of Sharjah and Ajman from Dubai will start with a photo stop at Cultural Square of Sharjah. Designed by the Spanish sculptor Carlos Marinas Rubias, aimed to represent the spiritual heart of the city.
The monument is known as the Quran Monument is encircled by many stately buildings built in traditional Islamic architectural style. The area includes the ruler’s office, the Ahmed Hanbal Mosque, and Cultural Palace.
After the photo stop, you will be guided to Al Majarrah Souk. The golden roof souk building attracts many travelers each year. Once a popular shopping place now the Souk building is converted into the Sharjah Museum of the Islamic Civilization.
The museum is home to some of the best collections of exquisite Islamic artifacts from all around the world.
Your next stop will be Al Hisn Fort, known as the most important heritage village in Sharjah. Al Hisn Fort was built in 1823. Sharjah Fort was converted into a museum in the year 1997.
This fort is in the heart of Sharjah was the headquarters and residence of the ruling family. When it was constructed this fort was the biggest and most important construction in Sharjah.
From Al Hisn Fort, we will move on to the next attraction central souk popularly known as ‘The Blue Souk’. It is an authentic Arabic market and a must-see place in Sharjah.
It is the best place for shopping jewellery, carpets, textiles, or antiques, compared to the luxury souks in Dubai the shops in the Blue Souk is more authentic and there is a greater variety of traditional goods from the region.
King Faisal mosque will be the last attraction in your Sharjah City Tour, spread across 12,000 -square-meter, named after the King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the former Ruler of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This mosque is the largest mosque in UAE and a perfect example of beautiful Arabian architecture and provides for fantastic photography opportunities. You will also drive through the ‘Pearl Monument’ dedicated to the union of seven Emirates.
Your city tour will continue by visiting Ajman, the smallest Emirate in the UAE, Ajman. Drive through the Emirate and you can visit the Ajman Museum.
With an interesting collection of artefacts of different eras kept in a beautifully restored fort, Ajman Museum house is one of the most visited historical attractions in the emirate.
In the 18th Century, the fort served as the ruler’s residence until 1970, a decade later the fort converted into a museum. There is a section in the museum which is dedicated to the pearl trade that once dominated the economy of the region.
One of the most notable displays is the pottery and funeral jewellery dating back as far as 3000 BC. The fort itself the best example of traditional Emirati architecture.
The half-day city tour of Sharjah and Ajman will come to an end and you will start your drive back to Dubai. You will be dropped off to your hotel.
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