When it comes to exploring the UAE, Sharjah is the hidden gem that everyone needs to experience.

With a wealth of different things to do, the emirate is one of the leaders in the UAE when it comes to culture and art, embracing historic traditions from the region.

With that, we’ve got the ultimate guide of what to do in Sharjah for you to explore the best of what the emirate has to offer.

Rain Room


As the first permanent art installation in the Middle East, the 2012 interactive and immersive Rain Room allows visitors to navigate a darkened, underground space whilst walking through a downpour of continuous rain without getting wet.

Tickets for the 15-minute experience are sold both online and on-site costing Dhs25 for adults and Dhs15 for students, free admission for children under age 5.

For more information visit sharjahart.org

Sharjah Aquarium

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Run by the Sharjah Museums Authority, the Sharjah Aquarium is one of the largest educational centres in the UAE. Featuring 20 different aquariums over two floors, the aquarium is home to a variety of sea creatures, including local sea life that dwells in the historic coasts of the culturally rich emirate as well as exploring their habitats including coral reefs and mangroves.

Entrance fees are Dhs25 for adults and dhs15 for children aged 2-12.

For more information visit sharjahmuseums.ae

Sharjah Classic Cars Museum

Envelop yourself in a century of car history with a collection of approximately 100 classic cars at Sharjah’s Classic Car Museum. Car enthusiasts can also view some legendary models including Beetle and Pontiac also well as the oldest car in the collection, a 1915 Doge 30-35.

Tickets for the museum are Dhs10 for adults and Dhs5 for children, free admission for children under age 2.

For more information visit sharjahmuseums.ae

Desert camping at Al Badayer Retreat

Delve into the Sharjah desert at this luxury camping experience. With luxury huts, this fascinating retreat embellished with modern comforts will leave you experiencing the desert like never before.

For more information visit myskhotels.com

Sharjah Central Souk

The blue tile-trimmed façade of the souk is an iconic landmark on the Sharjah map. Featured on the five-dirham note, this building is the home of gold, precious stones, authentic carpets and handmade trinkets, making it the ideal location for a shopping trip.

For more information visit visitsharjah.com

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Feature Image: Sharjah Art Foundation