From: Dubai | Abu Dhabi | Sharjah | Ajman | Fujairah | Ras Al Khaimah
Duration: Up to 4 hours
Key interests: Culture, Islam, History, Shopping, Architecture
Pick up time: Approx. 9 am
Transport: Air-conditioned vehicle (shared)
*Pick up time may vary depending on the location / pick up point.
We begin our tour with the visit to the iconic Al Noor Mosque ( Mosque of Lights), the most magnificent out of nearly 600 mosques, currently operating in the Emirate of Sharjah. Located in the heart of famous Al Buhaira Corniche this architectural masterpiece is influenced by the classical Turkish Ottoman architecture, reminiscent of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque. It’s currently the only mosque in Sharjah to open its doors to non-Muslims. We are welcomed with Arabic coffee and dates and greeted by a prominent Emirati cultural ambassador.
During this enthralling and educational visit, you will hear more about Islam and the culture of the UAE. A question and answer session to exchange ideas completes the tour. Explore the Heart of Sharjah. Step into Souq Al Arsah, probably the oldest market place in the UAE and begin a journey back in time. Walk along the comfortably air- conditioned alleyways of the market which is home to numerous quaint stores selling local, new and antique handicrafts, Arabic bridal and pearl chests, ethnic and handmade jewelry, perfume bottles and incense, palm-leaf baskets and shawls. Then Sharjah Fort, also known as Al Hisn Fort. It was built in 1823 and used to be the residence of the Qawasim ruling family as well as government headquarter.
Situated right at the historical heart of Sharjah, the fascinating Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization started its life as traditional Middle Eastern souq or indoor market. Renovated and re-opened in 2008, We conclude our visit with a short stop at Souq Al Jubail, a newly opened state of the art market place. Inspired by the impressive heritage of Islamic architecture, the Souq accommodates a wide range of shops for visitors to enjoy.
✓ Fort of Sharjah built in 1820 and once the residence of Sharjah’s ruling family, now a real masterpiece of old
Arab architecture and a museum
✓ Souk Al Arsa, one of the oldest souks in the UAE that’ll take you on a journey back into the way people lived,
prayed, studied and made a living 200 years ago
✓ A drive through the city of Sharjah with a photo stop in front of the Mosque of Lights – Al Noor Mosque
✓ Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization – Here you can enjoy the splendor of Islamic civilization and its
✓ Souq Al Jubail,
✓ Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned coach
✓ Water Bottle
✓ Professional guide
✓ Entrance fees
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