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Steeped in culture and heritage, Sharjah is the third biggest city in the UAE. With a transforming landscape coupled with galleries and museums which have made it a popular tourist destination.
Formerly the Cultural Capital of Islamic Culture, it is home to a wide variety of markets and stalls on the eastern side of the town. Stretching for around two kilometers, the main shopping artery can be found on Al Wadha Road providing artifacts and handcrafted goods. Don’t miss Sharjah’s Mleiha Archaeological Site and markets such as the Gold Souk showcasing the best of oriental architecture offering different types of goods. Souk Al Arash is the city’s first market dating back to the 20th Century where you can find numerous arts and crafts.
There is also a modern convention Centre that plays host to a wealth of events, trade fairs, exhibitions, and concerts. Expect first-class hospitality at Sharjah’s variety of luxury hotels and a majestic lakeside front is known as the Al Majaz Waterfront filled with modern amenities. Sharjah International Airport is located less than eight kilometers from the City Centre.
Learn more about the Sharjah property market through trends and average prices.
Today, Sharjah is known for its focus on family-friendly living. Al Khan not to mention Al Nahda is becoming increasingly popular with a collection of mid-range properties available. The former enjoys a wealth of mid-range riverside rental properties and complexes.
The Al-Tawwun neighborhood is extremely attractive to families. Close to the leisure destination of Al Qasba, families can enjoy numerous restaurants, cafes and the iconic Eye of the Emirates Ferris wheel. Muwaileh has several budget-friendly property developments and is one of the most affordable areas to live in Sharjah. It is also less than 15 minutes from a plethora of schools and nurseries.
Nestled between Sharjah’s Mega Mall and King Faisal Mosque, Al Qasimia is another favored residential area offering plenty of schools within close proximity. Packed with supermarkets, retail stores, and dining choices, it is close to Ittihad Square Park which is a popular picnic haunt.
Home to many expats families, Al Nahda has a myriad of high-end residential developments in the city catering to investors searching for furnished and unfurnished properties. For cost-effective waterfront living, look no further than Al Majaz. Brimming with one and two bedroom apartments, it is one of the trendiest residential areas in Sharjah boasting a glorious riverside location on Khalid Lake. Situated in the heart of Sharjah, it houses several well-known brands, restaurants, and a concert hall.
Family orientated, Sharjah has a rich Islamic culture packed with stunning architecture and museums. This forward-thinking emirate has a broad selection of distractions such as the Central Souk filled with 600-plus stores and the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. Discover 150-plus species of fish at Sharjah’s Aquarium or explore Al Noor Island with an incredible 500 exotic butterflies and beautifully manicured gardens.
Enjoy family fun activities at Adventure Land with an indoor jungle gym, amusement style rides and go-karts whilst culture-vultures can uncover ancient Bedouin history at Mlehia. The Museum of Calligraphy is the only museum in the region dedicated to this particular art with many precious exhibits on display.
For animal enthusiasts, the Arabian Wildlife Centre is an expansive site accommodating 100-plus species. Opened in 1999, this zoo has an aviary with a vast number of creatures including cheetahs, wolves, deer, hyenas, and scorpions among others.